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Rocky Mountain Obituaries 5-10-10

Floyd Orville Nichols, 92, of Brush, Colo., passed away April 28, 2010 at Northern Colorado Medical Center.

He was born August 1, 1917 on the family farm near Phillipsburg, Kan., to William Arthur and Isa Ella Nichols.

From his early days Floyd was involved in farming and agriculture. After the death of his father, he farmed with his uncle and ran the Cowley elevator. He enlisted in the Army in 1945 and served in the European Theater during World War II. While in Garmish Partenkirchen, Germany he met the love of his life, Katharina Grasegger. After his discharge from the military, he returned to Kansas and they were married on April 30, 1947 in Norton, Kan. They were happily married for 63 years.

They purchased their first farm near Keenesburg, Colo., where they started milking cows. In 1954 they expanded their operation and moved to Wiggins, Colo. Later they relocated their farm operation to LaSalle, Colo. In 1977, they moved to their current farm north of Brush, Colo., where he lived until the time of his death.

Floyd’s first love was his family. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed working on the farm with his wife and his children. He spent time with his family hiking, fishing, camping, and skiing. He was an enthusiastic supporter of his grandchildren’s athletic activities. In his later years he loved playing board games with his family.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he served in many positions. He especially enjoyed his time as a leader for the church’s Boy Scout Troop. He was a friend to many, and his home was often a gathering place for friends and family.

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He is survived by his wife, Katharina Nichols; four children Shirley Penn, Carol Thornton and husband Zack, Bill Nichols and wife Peri, and Dean Nichols and wife Rachel; 17 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Ethel Stephenson.

Services were held May 3, 2010 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Fort Morgan.

Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Greeley, Colo.

Floyd Orville Nichols, 92, of Brush, Colo., passed away April 28, 2010 at Northern Colorado Medical Center.

He was born August 1, 1917 on the family farm near Phillipsburg, Kan., to William Arthur and Isa Ella Nichols.

From his early days Floyd was involved in farming and agriculture. After the death of his father, he farmed with his uncle and ran the Cowley elevator. He enlisted in the Army in 1945 and served in the European Theater during World War II. While in Garmish Partenkirchen, Germany he met the love of his life, Katharina Grasegger. After his discharge from the military, he returned to Kansas and they were married on April 30, 1947 in Norton, Kan. They were happily married for 63 years.

They purchased their first farm near Keenesburg, Colo., where they started milking cows. In 1954 they expanded their operation and moved to Wiggins, Colo. Later they relocated their farm operation to LaSalle, Colo. In 1977, they moved to their current farm north of Brush, Colo., where he lived until the time of his death.

Floyd’s first love was his family. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed working on the farm with his wife and his children. He spent time with his family hiking, fishing, camping, and skiing. He was an enthusiastic supporter of his grandchildren’s athletic activities. In his later years he loved playing board games with his family.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he served in many positions. He especially enjoyed his time as a leader for the church’s Boy Scout Troop. He was a friend to many, and his home was often a gathering place for friends and family.

He is survived by his wife, Katharina Nichols; four children Shirley Penn, Carol Thornton and husband Zack, Bill Nichols and wife Peri, and Dean Nichols and wife Rachel; 17 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Ethel Stephenson.

Services were held May 3, 2010 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Fort Morgan.

Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Greeley, Colo.

Floyd Orville Nichols, 92, of Brush, Colo., passed away April 28, 2010 at Northern Colorado Medical Center.

He was born August 1, 1917 on the family farm near Phillipsburg, Kan., to William Arthur and Isa Ella Nichols.

From his early days Floyd was involved in farming and agriculture. After the death of his father, he farmed with his uncle and ran the Cowley elevator. He enlisted in the Army in 1945 and served in the European Theater during World War II. While in Garmish Partenkirchen, Germany he met the love of his life, Katharina Grasegger. After his discharge from the military, he returned to Kansas and they were married on April 30, 1947 in Norton, Kan. They were happily married for 63 years.

They purchased their first farm near Keenesburg, Colo., where they started milking cows. In 1954 they expanded their operation and moved to Wiggins, Colo. Later they relocated their farm operation to LaSalle, Colo. In 1977, they moved to their current farm north of Brush, Colo., where he lived until the time of his death.

Floyd’s first love was his family. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed working on the farm with his wife and his children. He spent time with his family hiking, fishing, camping, and skiing. He was an enthusiastic supporter of his grandchildren’s athletic activities. In his later years he loved playing board games with his family.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he served in many positions. He especially enjoyed his time as a leader for the church’s Boy Scout Troop. He was a friend to many, and his home was often a gathering place for friends and family.

He is survived by his wife, Katharina Nichols; four children Shirley Penn, Carol Thornton and husband Zack, Bill Nichols and wife Peri, and Dean Nichols and wife Rachel; 17 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Ethel Stephenson.

Services were held May 3, 2010 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Fort Morgan.

Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Greeley, Colo.

Floyd Orville Nichols, 92, of Brush, Colo., passed away April 28, 2010 at Northern Colorado Medical Center.

He was born August 1, 1917 on the family farm near Phillipsburg, Kan., to William Arthur and Isa Ella Nichols.

From his early days Floyd was involved in farming and agriculture. After the death of his father, he farmed with his uncle and ran the Cowley elevator. He enlisted in the Army in 1945 and served in the European Theater during World War II. While in Garmish Partenkirchen, Germany he met the love of his life, Katharina Grasegger. After his discharge from the military, he returned to Kansas and they were married on April 30, 1947 in Norton, Kan. They were happily married for 63 years.

They purchased their first farm near Keenesburg, Colo., where they started milking cows. In 1954 they expanded their operation and moved to Wiggins, Colo. Later they relocated their farm operation to LaSalle, Colo. In 1977, they moved to their current farm north of Brush, Colo., where he lived until the time of his death.

Floyd’s first love was his family. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed working on the farm with his wife and his children. He spent time with his family hiking, fishing, camping, and skiing. He was an enthusiastic supporter of his grandchildren’s athletic activities. In his later years he loved playing board games with his family.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he served in many positions. He especially enjoyed his time as a leader for the church’s Boy Scout Troop. He was a friend to many, and his home was often a gathering place for friends and family.

He is survived by his wife, Katharina Nichols; four children Shirley Penn, Carol Thornton and husband Zack, Bill Nichols and wife Peri, and Dean Nichols and wife Rachel; 17 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Ethel Stephenson.

Services were held May 3, 2010 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Fort Morgan.

Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Greeley, Colo.

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