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Eldon H. "Nick" Nicholls

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“A wonderful man-- always made the day brighter when I saw him. ”
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“Penny - I just loved your dad, and loved working with him at the hospital. He always took pride in his work, and layed wallpaper like no one else. ...Read More ยป
2 of 5 | Posted by: Judy Lutz - Battle Creek, MI

“Mark, I'm sorry to hear of your dad's passing! Thoughts are with you! ”
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“I sorry about you dad Steve my prayers are for all ”
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“For Steve and Tonya- So sorry for the loss of your beloved dad and father in law. ”
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Eldon H. "Nick" Nicholls, age 81, of Battle Creek died at home on Saturday afternoon, November 7, 2020.

Nick was born November 29, 1938 in Battle Creek, MI to Lloyd and Amanda Nicholls. He retired from the Battle Creek V.A. Medical Center after more than 25 years of service.

Nick married Joyce Ann Rowse on May 4, 1957; she sadly preceded him in death on June 10, 2017. He is survived by his two daughters, Penny (Doug) Nunn of Battle Creek, and Vicki (Kraig) Lawrence of Franklin, NC; four sons, Mark (Vicky) Nicholls of Battle Creek, Mike (Carol) Nicholls of Cary, NC, Steve (Tonya) Nicholls of Battle Creek, and Jim Nicholls of Battle Creek; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. Nick was also preceded in death by his parents; a great-granddaughter, Kaleigh Woodman; three brothers & two sisters.

Nick loved spending time with his family. He also enjoyed golfing and watching all types of sports, especially Detroit sports teams and the University of Michigan.

Friends will be received by Nick's family from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. A private family service will be held 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 11, 2020. The service will be live-streamed and may be viewed by visiting

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, American Cancer Society and/or the Humane Society of South Central Michigan. Arrangements by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek. Personal messages for the family may be placed at