Rev. Clarence R. Nicholas


Relationship to conference: Retired elder

Date of death: January 12, 2015

Arrangements: A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, January 19, at Centennial United Methodist Church (1524 County Road C-2 W., Roseville). Visitation will take place at the church that same day, from 10 to 11 a.m., just prior to the service.

Appointment information: Rev. Clarence R. Nicholas was ordained as a deacon in 1943 and as an elder in 1944. He served in Illinois before coming to Minnesota in 1947. In Minnesota, he served churches in Farmington, Rosemount, St. Paul, Minneapolis, Fairmont, and Roseville. He also served as district superintendent for the Central and Metroeast districts. He retired in 1984.

Rev. Nicholas is survived by his wife, Jean Workman Nicholas; children, Douglas (Gladys), Ronald (Dorothy), Susan (Don Drackert), and Paul (Karen Heine); 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Cards can be sent to Jean Nicholas, c/o Centennial UMC, 1524 County Road C-2 W., Roseville, MN 55113.

Memorials preferred. They can be sent to the Centennial UMC Foundation (1524 County Road C-2 W., Roseville, MN 55113) or the Hamline University Scholarship Fund.

An obituary will run in the Sunday Star Tribune and the Sunday Pioneer Press.

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

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