Obit: Nichols, Rev. Oscar (1906 - 1967)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Nichols, Gerstung, Miller, Grover, Thompson

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 1/19/1967

Nichols, Rev. Oscar (5 July 1906 - January 1967)

The first few lines are missing here; where surgery was performed. He suffered of bleeding stomach ulcers.

In charge of the services will be the Rev. Wayne Grover, district superintendent, and the Rev. Herbert Thompson. Burial will be made in the Neillsville City Cemetery.

Mr. Nichols was born July 5, 1906, in Columbus, O., son of the late Rev. George T. and Minnie (Gerstung) Nichols. He received his elementary education in Kansas, Nebraska and Colorado. He was graduated from a Denver, Colo., high school, and attended Colorado State College of Education at Greeley, Colo., and Oberlin Theological Seminary at Oberlin, O., from which he was graduated in 1938 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree.

Mr. Nichols served churches in Ohio from 1938 to 1950, when he was transferred to Ault, Colo., where he served a congregation for five years, going from there to Kansas. In 1959 the family moved to Boyceville, and in 1962 went to Ashland, where Mr. Nichols served a parish until 1964, when he was assigned to the Neillsville and Granton Methodist churches.

On June 21, 1938, he was married to the former Arveda Miller in Dayton, O. He was a member of the West Wisconsin Conference of Methodist churches and he Neillsville Kiwanis club.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, Barry Lee of Spring Grove, Minn., and Paul Leslie, a student at University of Minnesota in Minneapolis; and by a brother, Dean Nichols of Laramie, Wyo.



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