Ronald Lee Nichols

Whittemore, Michigan
June 16, 1944 - July 31, 2018

Obituary Notice

Ronald Lee Nichols, age 74 of Whittemore, MI, passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on June 16, 1944 in Whittemore to Joseph & Nellie (Hensey) Nichols. He graduated from Whittemore-Prescott High School in 1962. He worked as a diesel mechanic at US Gypsum for 30 years prior to his retirement. Ron loved to fish, go boating, riding motorcycles and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Ron is survived by his children; Kimberly Cliff of Mims, FL, Stacy (Steve) Maurer of Hastings, MI, Chris (Theresa Grubaugh) Nichols of Standish, Kevin Nichols of Cassopolis, MI, Amy (Kory) Brown of Syracuse, IN; Daughter-in-law, Stephanee O’Meara of Turner; 13 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; siblings, Norman Nichols of Prescott, Joan (Frank) Gawlik of Whittemore, Carol Snyder of Sterling, Lloyd (Beatrice) Nichols of Hale, Linda Mullenix of Mio, Brenda Carson of Standish, Arlene (Danny) Tremble, beloved niece, Dawn West of Prescott and many other nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and the mother of his children, Diane Villeda.

Cremation has taken place and no services are planned. Online condolences may be made to the family at


Ron was a very special person. He was my neighbor for several years but he was like a father to me. I will miss him dearly. Children in the neighborhood always stopped at Ron's for an ice cream and gave out the best candy at Halloween. He had a wonderful heart and was good to everyone. Condolences to his family. He will be missed....
— Karen Collins
I went to school and graduated with Ron. I worked with him at USG for many years. I liked Ron he was always friendly and would do anything for you. I will never forget him.
Rest in Peace.
— Lloyd L Prescott
Ron you were the best neighbor. You were always helping where someone needed help. I will always miss the wave and smile when you seen us in the yard. You always helped mow several yards and snow plowing in the winter to all the neighbors. You were kind, gentle and a good friend to our son Kris. Now REST IN PEACE RON. YOU will be missed.
— Barbara J Gillings
Our deepest prayers for ypur loss he sound like good man to what i heard about him from his son chris to my son who he waz told about thru him my condolences to you chris.thresa an gavin an madison know he told alot of good things about his fishing an so my prayers our with you all an the family
— Deanne jenks
Ron was such a kind, helpful man to us, our children, our grandchildren and also to our parents many years ago! Our sincere condolences to Ron's family. Ron will be missed by many (family and friends.)
— Rick and Teri Valent
Our father was the best father anybody could ever ask 4, he was kind and gentle to everyone ,gave all he ever had to us children and grandchildren, I will miss him so much, but he's at peace now but left so many memories and touched everyones hearts and life he ever came across truly a great man.i love you dad
— Amy jo nichols
It is Sad to hear the passing of Ron, He was Good People. Known Ron for 25 years or so, always had a smile and good conversation about anything and everything. Diana and I send our condolences to Ron's family. He will be missed in the community. May He Rest in Peace.
— Randy Mcquiston
God truly sent an Angel to be on earth with us in you Ron. There was no stopping your heart with kindness, caring & pure love. You are family to us always. You and dad are fishing to your hearts content now and that makes me smile. God bless and keep your family strong. We miss you and always send love.
— Monica Scovill
One of the kindest person I have ever known. Rest in pease dear friend.
— Linda Valent
Such a nice man and a good friend to many! You will definitely be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing you....
— Jill Williams
Ron was like a second dad to me. My dad and him were friends. I grew up with his kids and had many fun times together. He will be missed and prayers for the family. Love you guys
— Laura Runyon
our prayers to the family, Ron will be missed I will always remember Ron sitting at the kitchen table watching the birds and feeding the squirrels ,he loved doing that. feeding all the kids in the neighbor hood ice cream I am sure they will miss that he was a great guy and will be missed ! RIP Ron Mike & Billie O'Meara
— Mike & Billie Omeara
He will be missed...
— Patrick mullins
I will always remember all the fun all of us children had growing up! Uncle Ron always took us to the lake so we kids could have fun,I always think of those days like it was yesterday! I loved him dearly, I am sorry for your loss Kim, Stacey, Kevin, Chris and Amy,I love you all!!
— George King
Thank you for all of your wonderful thoughts My father was one of a kind , never have I ever seen anyone with such a genuine kindness . I love you always and forever Dad.
— Kim

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