Born Jan. 18, 1929, in Pueblo, Colorado, passed away peacefully, of natural causes on June 19, 2019, in Owosso.
Milton was married for 60 years to his sweetheart Peggy Ann Wheaton Nicholas, who passed away in 2011.
He is survived by children Judy Fearnside (Stafford), Mark Nicholas (Johanna), M. Kelly Nicholas (Alexia), Valerie Kopcewicz (Ralph) and David K. Nicholas (Tracey); and nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, many of whom were at his side at his passing.
High-spirited and adventurous, he took his growing family around the world as his business career expanded, establishing homes in many U.S. cities and Switzerland. Before his retirement in 1999, he founded Arrow Industrial Marketing, in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, where he and wife, Peggy, lived for 18 years and cultivated a circle of close friends. He retired to central Michigan, settling in Owosso, from where he had moved following his return to the United States from Europe in 1968. He was an active member of the Owosso Kiwanis Club, serving several terms as its president.
He is joining his beloved wife, Peggy, to whom he said at her passing: “See you around campus gal.”
A memorial service will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at Nelson-House Funeral Home in Owosso, with the Rev. Deane B. Wyllys officiating.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. Saturday until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, donations to either the Kiwanis Club Children’s Fund (kiwanis.org/childrensfund/online-donation) or Grace Hospice ghospice.com are appreciated.