Jean L. Nicholas


Relationship to conference: Wife of retired elder, Rev. Clarence R. Nicholas, who died in 2015; mother of Rev. Ronald Nicholas and the late Rev. Douglas Nicholas.

Date of death: June 24, 2019 at age 99

Arrangements: A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Aug. 3 at Centennial UMC (1524 County Road C2 W., Roseville)

Appointment information: Rev. Clarence Nicholas was ordained as a deacon in 1943 and as an elder in 1944. He served churches in Illinois before serving Minnesota churches in Farmington, Rosemount, St. Paul (St. Paul's UMC), Minneapolis (Edgewater UMC), Fairmont, and Roseville (Centennial UMC). He also served as district superintendent for the Central and Metro East districts. He retired in 1984.

Mrs. Nicholas is survived by her children, Rev. Ronald (Dorothy) Nicholas, Susan (Don Drackert) Nicholas, and Paul (Karen Heine) Nicholas; daughter-in-law, Gladys Nicholas; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Clarence R. Nicholas; son, Rev. Douglas Nicholas; and grandchild, Jeffrey Evans.

Memorials are preferred to Centennial UMC or the Lee and Elsie Workman Scholarship Fund at Hamline University.

Cards of condolence can be sent to Rev. Ronald Nicholas, 18733 Huxley Ave., Lakeville, MN 55044.

An obituary will be published in The Star Tribune and The Pioneer Press before the memorial service.

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