Nilson, 79, passed away peacefully surrounded by family Monday, December
21st, 2015, at home in Hayward, WI.
He was born October
1st, 1936, in Chicago, IL to Harold and Linnea (nee Anderson) Nilson.
He married Carolyn
Kaufman on June 16th, 1962, in Chesterton, IN.
Richard proudly and
honorably served his country as a Medic in the United States Army. As an
educator, he also served as a teacher and principal for schools in
Chesterton, IN, Ripon and Neenah, WI, as well as the Hayward School
District. He enjoyed playing blackjack, traveling, collecting and restoring
old cars, and loved spending quality time with his family.
He is survived by
his wife, Carolyn, his children, Christine (Anthony) Garris of Triangle, VA,
Eric (Elizabeth) Nilson of Hayward, Karen Nilson of Glen Ellyn, IL, and Lara
(Michael) Glick of Reedsburg, WI; his grandchildren, Eva and Ethan Nilson
and Gunnar and Anna Glick; sister, Diana Harwood of Springbrook, WI;
brother, Jack Nilson of Chesterton, IN; and many nieces, nephews, cousins,
and dear family and friends.
All services and
interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers and gifts, memorials
may be directed to Northern Lights Christian Center, P.O. Box 757, Hayward,