Donald Leo Nickels - RIP

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed German (Admin) on Saturday, March 05, 2022 - 11:02 pm:  Edit

Received from Warren Cox on 2 Mar 2022:

Donald Leo Nickels

February 23, 1942 July 18, 2012

Donald Leo Nickels of Moscow died Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at Deaconess Medical Center in Spokane, Wash. He was 70.

Don was born Feb. 23, 1942, in Laquey, Mo., to Albert Lee and Edna Eunice (Coogan) Nickels.

He grew up in Missouri and graduated from Southwest Missouri State University in 1964, having attended the ROTC program there. Upon graduation, Don was commissioned in the U.S. Army. He proudly served in the Army for more than 20 years. During his military tenure Don was sent to Vietnam twice, where he was awarded two Bronze Stars and received many other medals and citations during his career. He also served in Missouri, Kansas, Germany, Texas, Georgia and Maryland. He retired in 1984.

After retiring he went on to earn his master's degree in criminal justice at Central Missouri State. The family then moved to Moscow in 1986, where he attended the University of Idaho College of Law, earning his JD in 1989. He also became a member of the Idaho State Bar that same year.

The couple have been active members in St. Mary's Parish. Whether it was helping Linda with the Moscow Food Bank or keeping the grounds for St. Mary's Church, Convent and School, Don was always happy to volunteer his time.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Jack and his twin brother Ronald. Don is survived by his wife, Linda, of 37 years, and his son, Ronald, of Moscow. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Christie Nickels, of Moscow; his two brothers Michael (wife, Nina) of Falcon, Mo., and Marvin (wife Leslie) of Lansing, Kansas; brother-in-laws Gary Felgenhauer of Rex, Ga., Alan Felgenhauer (wife, Shari) of Fruitland, Idaho, Denis Felgenhauer (wife, Judy) of Spokane, Wash.; sister-in-laws Donna Fabric of Spokane, Wash., Rita Johnson of Lewiston, Idaho, Irma Carlson of Rathdrum, Idaho, and Bonita Felgenhauer of Spokane; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Monday July 23, 2012, at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday July 24, 2012, also at St. Mary's. The family suggests memorials be made to the St. Mary's School Foundation. Short's Funeral Chapel, Moscow is caring for the family and online condolences may be sent to: Obituary courtesy of:

Obituary courtesy of Moscow-Pullman Daily News

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