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York resident, 92
Virgil D. Nickels, 92, of York died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, at York.
He was born March 16, 1909, at Humansville, Mo., to George Preston and Nora (Gilpin) Nickels. He was a longtime Bradshaw area farmer and had worked for Rasmussen Grain Co. in Bradshaw as well. He fished, pitched horseshoes and was an amateur inventor.
On Dec. 25, 1948, he was married to Stella (Richardson) Nickels at Bradshaw. She died in February, 1960. On June 8, 1969, he was married to Margaret (Welch) Nickels at York.
He is survived by his wife Margaret of York; three stepsons, Jim (Barb) Nickels of Lower Brule, S.D., LeRoy (Annette) Nickels of Columbus and Dean (Patricia) Nickels of York; three stepdaughters, Patti (Bill) Palik of Hampton, Nora (Richard) Thompson of York and Helen (Bob) Rathjen of York; 22 step-grandchildren; 35 step-great-grandchildren; six step-great-great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Viola Ashford of Berryville, Ark., and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Stella, seven brothers, one sister and one stepson.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the Metz Chapel with Father Craig Doty officiating. Burial will be in the Plainfield Cemetery west of Bradshaw. Visitation began at 5 p.m., Sunday, at Metz Mortuary in York.
Memorials may be directed to the family. - York News Times, Feb 4, 2002