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3/24/2013 Email this articlePrint this article 
Richard L. Nichols
Richard L. Nichols
Richard L. Nichols, 84, of Grand Mound died Sunday, March 24, 2013, at Westwing Place, DeWitt.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 1, at SS Philip and James Catholic Church, Grand Mound. The Rev. William Kneemiller will officiate.

Visitation is at Schultz Funeral Home, Grand Mound, 9-10:45 a.m. Monday.

Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park.

Richard Lawrence Nichols was born Dec. 19, 1928, in rural Madison County to Alvin and Madge Simmons Nichols. He married Patricia Schebler in 1950.

Dick worked for Industrial Engineering Equipment Co. in Davenport for 25 years. In the early 80s, he founded Quality Electric Motor Service with Clark Travis in Keokuk. Ten years later, Dick and his son, Michael, founded Precision Electric in Winterset.

Dick and his wife moved to Grand Mound in 2005 to retire.

He loved his family and enjoyed watching the children play. Dick enjoyed the simple things in life.

Surviving are his wife; children, Audrey (Brian) Dugan of Davenport, Mary (J. Patrick) Behan of Grand Mound, Richard (Susan) Nichols II of Sutter, Ill.; Theresa (Michael) Hughes and John (Lori) Nichols of Grand Mound, and Michael (Rhonda) Nichols of Abingdon, Ill.; 15 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were two sisters, a brother and a grandson.

Memorials may be made to Marquette Academy, 1116 W. Sixth St., Davenport; NAMI of Scott County; or the Alzheimer's Association.

 Condolences may be expressed at www.schultzfuneralhomes.com.

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