Orville E. Nicol
- April 7, 1925 - October 4, 2006
- Emmetsburg, Iowa
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Orville Elmer Nicol, the son of Elmer and Sadie (Jolliffe) Nicol, was born April 7, 1925, near Plover, Iowa. He passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2006, at Palo County Hospital in Emmetsburg, Iowa, at the age of 81.
He graduated from Plover High School and began farming with his father.
On December 16, 1945, Orville was united in marriage to Verlae Ferguson at the Plover Methodist Church. After their marriage the couple began farming near Graettinger until 1952 when they moved to a farm near Ringsted until 1961. They then moved to the family farm near Graettinger where they made their home. They recently moved to their home in Laurens. To this union where born five sons and they also added Tim and Angie Leners when they were 8 and 9 years old. Orville's life was dedicated to farming and his family.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church for over 60 years where he served on the Administrative board, as Sunday School secretary, head funeral usher, representative of the Heifer Project and on many other committees throughout the years. He also served on the Palo Alto County Extension Council, Farm Bureau, Graettinger Senior Citizen Housing Committee and was willing to help where needed. He enjoyed playing golf and cards and spending the winter months in Belle Vista, Arkansas but his main love was his family. He was a kind, thoughtful and loving man.
Left to cherish Orville's memory are his wife, Verlae of Laurens, Iowa; five sons, Gary Nicol and his wife, Debbie of Des Moines, Iowa; Leonard Nicol and his wife, Elaine of Ankeny, Iowa; Norman Nicol and his wife, Diane of Graettinger; Randy Nicol and his wife, Sheri of Mt. Vernon, Iowa; Darrell Nicol and his wife, Mary (Tracy) of Laurens, Iowa; also Tim Leners and his wife, Tracie of Des Moines; Angie Leners Lukashen of LeMars, Iowa; brother, Clifford Nicol and his wife, Frances of Estherville; sisters-in-law, Darlene Goodchild and her husband, Jim of Mallard; and Darlene Ferguson of Pocahontas. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 7 extended grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren.
Orville has been preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter, Jennifer Nicol; a brother, Eugene; and two sisters, Evelyn Kelly and Margaret Trimble.