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Jeff Nicholas

March 10, 1957 ~ December 23, 2020 (age 63)


Jeffery ‘Jeff’ Nicholas Sr., age 63 of Olney, passed away at 9:15 PM on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at Deaconess Hospital Midtown in Evansville.

Visitation will be from 6-8 PM on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 in the chapel of Thrasher Family Funeral Home. A mask is required for this service. Graveside service will be at 10 AM on Thursday, December 31, 2020 at South Bend Cemetery in rural Jasper County. Pastor Steve Wingert will be officiating.

Jeff was born on March 10, 1957 in Olney the son of Elmer and Eva (Garrett) Nicholas.

He worked as a heavy equipment operator for Olney Township many years. He was a proud member of the NRA, the American Kennel Club and Buffalo Trace. He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping and gardening. He also enjoyed tracing Modern American or Native American Heritage. He was also involved in American Revolutionary War Reenactments.

Jeff is survived by his 3 sons Jeff Nicholas (Felda) of Olney, Rick Nicholas of Olney and Jesse Nicholas and companion Lindsey Collyard of Olney; daughter Misty Yager and companion Michael Pampe of Noble; 3 sisters Mary Ditch of Olney, Kay and Dwayne Warner of Ste. Marie, Judy and Daryl Tichy of Orem, UT and Ruthann Zwilling of Olney; 8 grandchildren Vanessa Yager, Victoria Yager, Valerie Yager, Ava Harden, Alexander and Julian Nicholas, Ethan Elmer Nicholas and Evan Michael Nicholas; and 4 great-grandchildren Makenna Storment, Jude Sandlin and Payton and Paisley Summers.

He was preceded in death by his parents Elmer and Eva Nicholas, 5 brothers Bill Nicholas, Robert Nicholas, Samual Nicholas, Bud Nicholas and Bruce Nicholas and sister Kathryn Banks.

Memorials can be sent to the funeral home to help pay for final expenses in memory Jeffery ‘Jeff’ Nicholas Sr.

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December 30, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Thrasher Family Funeral Home, LLC
945 South West Street
Olney, IL 62450

Graveside Service
December 31, 2020

10:00 AM
South Bend Cemetery
50th Rd
Ste. Marie, IL 62459

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