James William Nickell

James William Nickell, 73, of Middletown, died at 6:39 a.m. Friday, Jan.25, 2013, at his home in Middletown.

Born Aug. 16, 1939, in Paris,  he was the son of Otho and Edna Stevens Nickell. On May 26, 1962, he married Carolyn Ruth Krummel in Monroe City. She died Dec.  3, 2012.

Jim started working for Iowa Army Ammunition Plant in 1969, until his retirement and then began Nickell Produce.

He graduated from Paris High School in Paris.

He was of the Protestant faith. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, metal detecting, and gardening for the produce stand.

Survivors include one son, Kevin Brent Nickell of Mount Pleasant; one daughter, DeeAnn Carol (John) Howard of New London; three grandchildren, Matthew (Stephanie) Hicks, Karrie Hicks, and Benjamin James Nickell; one step-grandson, Skyler Howard; two brothers, Otho Nickell Jr. of Richmond,  and Wesley (Virginia) Nickell of Paris, MO; two sisters, Thelma Calder of Kansas City, Mo., and Louise Taylor of Richmond, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides his wife he was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Josephine and Mildred.

Visitation will be from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. with the family to receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan, 29, at Thielen Funeral Home.

The funeral service for Mr. Nickell will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at Thielen Funeral Home with Reverend Kenneth R. Petersen officiating. Burial will be in Long Creek Cemetery. A time for food and fellowship at Middletown Presbyterian Church following the burial.

A memorial has been established for a charity of the donor’s choice.

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