Malford 'Mike' Nicholas
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Malford "Mike" Nicholas, 80, of Lincoln
died Monday, April 30, 2007, at at 3:55 p.m. at Memorial Medical
Center in Springfield.
His funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Holland, Barry and Bennett
Funeral Home in Lincoln. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the
Burial will be in Zion Cemetery.
He was born Nov.
15, 1926, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to John and
Rosezetta Kelso Nicholas. He married Pearl Mae on
May 10, 1957, and she preceded him in death May 20,
He is survived by two sons, J.R. Trachte of
Shenandoah, Iowa, and Richard Nicholas of
Philadelphia, Pa.; seven daughters, Willa Sapp of
Lincoln, Vicky Jefferies of Florida, Gloria
Henderson of Shenandoah, Iowa, Rosetta Nicholas of
Florida, Ruby Nicholas of Lincoln, Roberta Nicholas
of Lincoln and Brenda Nicholas of Atlanta; one
brother, Robert Nicholas of Shenandoah, Iowa; two
sisters, Jane Stewart of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and
Joyce Smith of Carter Lake, Iowa; 17 grandchildren;
and many great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one son, Michael
Nicholas; one brother, Donald Nicholas; and two
sisters, Peg Whistler and Barb Boyer.
Mr. Nicholas served in the U.S. Army and was a
member of the last horse cavalry. He served as
chaplain for the Lincoln American Legion for the
past few years.
Memorial donations may be made to the family and
will be accepted at the funeral home.
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