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Information for Franklin Delbert Nickel
5 June, 1937 - 24 June, 1984
From The Idaho Press-Tribune
June, 1984

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Franklin Nickel
    Graveside services for Franklin Delbert Nickel, 47, Caldwell, who died Sunday, June 24, in Middleton, will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Middleton Cemetery, by Bishop Richard Priest of the Caldwell 2nd Ward, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, under the direction of the Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
    He waas born June 5, 1937 at Page, Neb., to Plen and Eva Nickel.  He moved with his family to Caldwell where he was reared and graduated from Caldwell schools.  He married Martha Stoddard in 1957 at Caldwell.  They moved to Texas in 1965 where he worked in construction for several years.  They returned to Caldwell in 1970, where his wife died in 1971.
    He had worked in Caldwell at the Dairymen's Creamery Association and most recently had been working as a bail bondsman.  He married Sherry Smith, November 25, 1978, at Elko, Nev.
    He was a member of the Caldwell 2nd Ward LDS Church.
    He is survived by his wife, of Caldwell; one son, Darrell Nickel, Middleton; four daughters, Sandra Fritz and Kathy Ambrose, Nampa, and Penny and Cynthia Nickel, Caldwell; one stepson, Joseph Smith, Weber Basis, Utah; three step-daughters, Tanya Smith, Lisa Smith, Christina Smith, Caldwell; his parents, Plen and Eva Nickel, Middleton; one brother, Wesley Nickel, Clearfield, Utah; four grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
    He is preceded in death by his first wife and a grandchild.
    Friends may call at the chapel today from 5 to 9 p.m.  Memorials may be made to the March of Dimes or Muscular Dystrophy Association, care of Dakan Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 1386, Caldwell, Idaho, 83606.

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