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Howard L. Nickel

June 14, 1948 ~ December 21, 2020 (age 72)


Howard L. Nickel, 72, of rural LaFontaine and then resided at Bickford Cottage, passed away at 12:10 p.m. on Monday, December 21, 2020, from his battle with cancer.  He was born in Marion, Ohio, on June 14, 1948 to Philip and Lilly Mae (Owen) Nickel.  Howard married Sue Siefert on January 7, 1989 in Ohio. 

Howard graduated in 1966 from North Union High School in Richwood, Ohio.  He worked at United Technologies until he retired in 2013.  He served in the United States Army and was in Vietnam from 1969 to 1970. 

Howard is survived by his wife, Sue; two sons, Phil (Michelle) Nickel, of Texas and Brent (Tomica) Nickel, of Ohio; four grandchildren; one brother, Walter (Marcia) Nickel and one sister, Ann Kirkpatrick, both of Ohio.  He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Sue Bumgarner and two brothers-in-law. 

Per Howard's request, there will be no services.

Preferred memorials are to the donor's choice. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to McDonald Funeral Homes, LaFontaine Chapel, 104 South Main Street, LaFontaine, Indiana 46940.

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