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Duane A. Nicholson, 84

Duane A. Nicholson, 84, of Mason City, passed away September 15, 2015 in Mason City, Iowa.

A Funeral Service will be held 11:00 a.m.  (Saturday September 19, 2015) at First Baptist Church, 125 East State Street, Mason city, with Rev. Ron Stein officiating.   Burial will be in Park Cemetery in Nora Springs. 

Family will greet friends from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. (Friday September 18, 2015) at Hogan Bremer Moore Colonial Chapels, Mason City, and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church. 

Family suggests memorials to the Duane A. Nicholson memorial fund in care of Diane Adrian, 12 South Hooker Avenue, Nora Springs, Iowa, 50458. 

Duane was born December 15, 1930 rural Carpenter Iowa, the son, of Elmer and Elsie (Krueger) Nicholson.  He graduated from Plymouth High School in 1948.  Following High School he worked on the family farm with his father.  Duane was united in marriage to Carolynn Bailey March 22, 1949 in Leon, Iowa.  He attained his degree in Electronics at DeVry University, Illinois.  Duane owned and operated his own business Nicholson’s TV repair, in St. Ansgar and then later in Nora Springs, and while continuing his own business, he worked at Sears as a service manager.  After retiring, Carolynn and Duane moved to Purdy, Missouri, then later on to Baudette Minnesota, and in the last few years they lived in Mason City, Iowa. 

He enjoyed in his younger years coon hunting, deer hunting.  He loved spending time with family, laughing together, fishing and camping.   

Duane was a loving, and caring person, and was always giving to others.  He was known as a great mentor to his family. 

Duane is survived by his six children, Michael (Karen) Nicholson of Peora, Ill., David (Elaine) Nicholson of Prudy, MO., Diane (Daryl) Adrian of Nora Springs, IA., Rebecca (Dean) Avery of Meservey,IA., Denise (Perry) Pletcher of Garner, IA., Carol Sweeney (Rick Musser) of Thornton, IA. Seventeen grandchildren, several great, and great – great grandchildren; two sisters, Irene Koster of Mason City, IA., and Darlene            (Ted) Clikeman of Rochester MN.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Elsie Nicholson, infant brother, Bruce Nicholson, wife, Carolynn Nicholson and an infant grandchild.  

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