September 5, 2002

(7/11/1927 - 9/1/2002)

John N. Nicol, 75, of Keokuk, IA, died September 1, 2002, at the Genesis West Medical Center, Davenport, IA.

He was born on July 11, 1927, in Knox City, MO, the son of Raymond E. and Violet M. Goodson Nicol.

On July 27, 1951, he was united in marriage to Bertha H. Cochran Nelson in Kahoka, MO. She survives.

Other survivors include four daughters, Mildred Cady and her husband, Raymond of Davenport, IA, Carolyn Barry and her husband, Vernon of Davenport, IA, Charlotte Cooksey and her husband, Christopher of Bloomington, IL, and Barbara Egley and her husband, Robert of St. Francisville, MO; four sons, Victor Baldwin and his wife, Babette of Wayland, MO, William Baldwin and his wife, Dixie of Warsaw, IL, John R. Nicol and his wife, Judy of Wayland, MO, and Robert Nicol and his wife, Barb of Blue Grass, IA; 33 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Londale Nicol and his wife, Kay of Ft. Worth, TX, and Bill Nicol of St. Petersburg, FL; four sisters, Charlotte England and her husband, Albert of Canton, MO, Jean Stubblefield of Lakewood, WA, Mary Lou Winn and her husband, Michael of Spring Grove, PA and Betty Amon and her husband, Jerry of Ft. Worth, TX; several nieces and nephews including Violet Cady, Omer Cady, and Kenneth and Cindy Lovell, who showed special friendship by loving and caring for Mr. Nicol.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Charles Nicol; one grandson, Charles Nicol; one sister, Wilma Ludwig; two brothers, Frank and Charles Nicol.

Mr. Nicol was a veteran of the United States Air Force and Navy.

He was a resident of Davenport, IA, for 28 years, moving to Keokuk, IA in 1984.

He had been employed at Electro Metals in Keokuk, IA, for 10 years and then worked for the Rock Island Railroad for 28 years, retiring in 1984.

He was a member of the Eagles Club and Veterans of Foreign Wars, both of Keokuk, IA. Mr. Nicol had many interests and hobbies, including hunting, fishing, woodworking and treasure hunting. He also was a ham radio operator, a gunsmith and locksmith and collected model airplanes.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 4, 2002, after 1:00 p.m. at the Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk, IA, with the family meeting with friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Graveside services with military rites will be held Thursday, September 5 at 11:00 a.m. in the Wyaconda Cemetery in Wyaconda, MO, with Pastor Terry Lovell officiating. Following the graveside service, family and friends will gather at the St. Francisville Community Center in St. Francisville, MO. A memorial has been established for the family.

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