Paul Nichols, 69, North Manchester, passed away at 6:10 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Paul was born on Feb. 13, 1948, in Sarah Ann, W.Va., to Willie and Polly (Maynard) Nickels.
While serving in the U.S. Army in Vietnam, he earned the Army Commendation Medal. On Feb. 1, 1983, he married Janice Lochner. He was a member of North Manchester United Methodist Church, North Manchester.
He was a lifetime member of the N.R.A. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was very active and interested in physical fitness and enjoiyed working out at the Manchester Community Pool. He loved serving God on missionary trips with his church.
He is survived by his wife, Janice Nichols, North Manchester; daughters, Pamela (Jerry) Warren, Laketon, Felicia Womack, Warsaw, and Jessica (Rik) Schenepp, Warsaw; stepsons, Cameron Lochner, North Manchester, and Dustan (Amy) Lochner, Huntington; brothers, Dan (Minnie) Nickels, Sarah Ann, W.Va., Charles Nickels, Sarah Ann, W.Va., David (Nancy) Nickels, Sarah Ann, W.Va., Chet Nickels, Sarah Ann, W.Va., and Jack Nickels, North Manchester; sisters, Connie (Gary) Nester, Laurel Fork, Va., and Colleen (Jeff) Weimann, Urbana; and 12 grandchildren.
One brother, Lloyd Nichols, and one sister, Genny Reedy, are deceased.
Family and friends may call Thursday, April 20, 2017, from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. at North Manchester United Methodist Church, 306 East 2nd Street, North Manchester. Services will be Thursday, April 20, 2017, at 11 a.m. at North Manchester United Methodist Church, 306 East 2nd Street, North Manchester. Pastor Mark Eastway will officiate. For those who wish to honor the memory of Paul Nichols, memorial contributions may be made to North Manchester United Methodist Church, 306 East 2nd Street, North Manchester, IN 46962.
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