William Lloyd Nicholas

William L. NicholasWilliam L. Nicholas, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 19, 2021, at the age of 89, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on May 9, 1931, in Manton, Michigan, to Rose and Lloyd Nicholas.

Bill grew up in Cadillac, Michigan, and was the oldest of five siblings; Jim, Jerry, Robert (Deceased), Pat (Deceased).

He enlisted in the Army, serving from February 7, 1950, through February 9, 1953. He endured the hardships of the Korean Conflict, and was awarded the following: Bronze Star Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Army of Occupation with the Germany clasp, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal with 1 Silver Service Star, Combat Infantryman Badge 1st Award, United Nations Service Medal.

Bill retired from General Motors after 40+ years of service. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, bowling, and spending time outdoors. He was a generous man who enjoyed helping others. He loved his family and was a devoted father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He will be missed greatly by all.

His surviving children include: Deb (Lou) Wieber of Grand Ledge, Michigan, Pam (Gary) Steffy of Grand Ledge, Michigan, and Kevin (Carole) Nicholas of Eaton Rapids, Michigan.

His surviving grandchildren include: Bear (Tori) Steffy, Jamie (Peter) Tornga, William Nicholas, and Alex (Brantley) Nicholas.

His surviving great-grandchildren include: Owen Tornga, Landon Tornga, Colton Tornga, and Hudson Tornga.

A celebration of Bill’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 12, 2021, at the Morley S. Oates Post #701 VFW, 123 North Rosemary Street, Lansing, MI 48917.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Morley S. Oates Post #701 VFW.

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Lavonne Steffy Radonovich
April 24, 2021 at 4:09 pm

Dearest Pam and families,

Our many thoughts and prayers are sent to you in the loss of your Father, Grandfather, and Great Grandfather. May you know that he is at PEACE.

Dianna Haines
April 24, 2021 at 6:32 pm

Debbie, Pam & Kevin. Mydeepest sympathies in the loss of your dad ( my Uncle) He was a great man. I have the greatest memories growing up as a kid spending time down at his house, camping & fun at Dayoff lake etc. Glad I was able to see him at Pam & Gary’s campsite the last 2 years when he came up to Traverse City to visit and spend the weekend with them. He was a great man. He served his country & loved his family dearly I’ll miss him. Love you Uncle Bill. Dianna ( Nicholas) Haines

Linda Reidel
April 26, 2021 at 9:53 pm

Pam, So very sorry to find out about
your dad’s passing. Thinking of you!!! Wish I was there.

Shirley M Robert
April 28, 2021 at 11:14 am

Pam, The last time I saw your Dad was at Theo,s rsatrant. I met with friends on Monday morning for coffee and he would be there with his friends. Too many years ago. I hope he had a good life. I’m impressed by his service record. Also by this beauiful message of his life you shared with us.God’s blessing to you and Deb and Kevin. Shirley Robert

Todd Pasch
May 25, 2021 at 1:44 pm

Bill was a great neighbor for 30 years, truly sorry to hear of his passing he will be greatly missed. Always look forward to him sitting out front in his swivel chair enjoying the view of the traffic and people going up and down the road


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