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Dale Nicholson

Feb 24th, 1973 - Mar 19th, 2022

Funeral Ceremony: 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, 2022, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora

Interment: Elmwood Cemetery

Visitation: 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home


     Dale Nicholson, age 49, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Saturday, March 19, 2022.

     He was born February 24, 1973, in Olney, the son of Jerry Nicholson and Susan (Hilliard) Sanders. 

     Dale worked as an area plumber and did his apprenticeship under Bill O’Dell which later led him to starting Nicholson Plumbing.  He enjoyed time spent outdoors fishing, mushroom and deer hunting, camping, and participating in washer tournaments.  He was an avid St. Louis Blues Hockey fan and enjoyed growing his baseball card collection and playing ping-pong.  Dale had an inability to say no and will be remembered for his kindhearted spirit, always willing to help anyone in need.  He was a member of the Flora Moose Lodge 1384, Flora Eagles Lodge 2494, and Flora American Legion Post 14.   

     He is survived by his son: Braden Nicholson of Claremont; mother: Susan (Ed) Sanders of Newton; father: Jerry (Dottie) Nicholson of Xenia; brother: John (Carla) Nicholson of Iuka; nephews: Kyle Nicholson of Des Plaines and Trevor Nicholson of Charleston; uncle: Mark (Debbie) Hilliard of Flora; and special friends: Rick and Trish McGrew.

     A funeral ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, 2022, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.  Visitation will be 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Braden Nicholson to help with educational expenses.  To share a condolence or memory, visit   


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Wayne & Ricki Lapington

March 21st

So sorry to hear of his passing! He helped us out many times! Sending prayers to his family & friends!

Judy Griffith

March 21st

So sorry to hear about Dale. He was always there when we needed him. Prayers for the family.

Staci Houston

March 21st

Debra & David Phillips

March 21st

So Sorry for your loss. You have our deepest sympathy. Prayers of comfort and peace to you all.

Jay & Linda

March 21st


Bud & Linda Martin

March 21st

We are so sorry for your loss. May the support of friends and the love of God carry you through this difficult time. Our prayers are with you.

Ginny Ashley

March 21st

Iโ€™m so sorry to hear of Dale passing. My prayers are with all the family. May you RIP Dale.

Alan Huff

March 21st

So sorry to hear that, he was my plumber several times, always there when you needed him God Bless.

Larry and Donna Milner

March 22nd

So sorry for your loss, Dale helped me out several times, always had a smile. Will be missed. Prayers for the family.

John and Judy Lusk

March 21st

We are so sorry for your loss. Dale will be missed by many of us who knew him. He was such a nice fellow, and so helpful when one needed help. We ask God to give him peace and rest.

Bill Davis

March 21st

Rest easy in Heaven my ol friend you will be missed every day, my thoughts and prayers for your families loss. ๐Ÿ™

The Wojtczaks

March 22nd

I'm sorry that your family has to experience this loss. You will be in our prayers.

Jon and Connie Masters

March 21st

You were a well thought of craftsman of your trade and will be forever missed! Rest In Peace Dale!

Mary Reynolds

March 21st

My heartfelt condolences to the family...Dale will sure be missed ๐Ÿ™

Mark and Debi Hilliard

March 21st

U know how much we miss you. Prayers for safe travels Dale. We โค๏ธ you and will never forget you.

Joe and Chris Krutsinger

March 21st

So sorry to hear of Daleโ€™s passing. He was a great guy.

Debra Ritchie, Alice Totten, Jerry Totten

March 22nd

Thoughts and prayers

Rose Dulaney

March 21st

So sorry for your love.He sure was a good man.RIPYour time with your Dad you will carry in heart alway

Susan Spitz

March 22nd

I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers for the family

Julie Nichols

March 22nd

So sorry to hear of Dale's passing. Our prayers are with you John, Carla and family.

Josh and colleen kiger

March 22nd

We will miss you my friend until we meet again brother with love your friends Josh and colleen

Shannon Hays

March 22nd

I am so sorry.. Prayers for friends and family.

Steve Welty Sr

March 22nd

We at Post 14 extend our condolences.

Brenda Milone

March 22nd

My heart is heavy. Several times he came when we had a plumbing problem and always with a gentle, quiet spirit. May the Lord comfort the family as you grieve.

Marsha white

March 22nd

Sorry for your loss he was working on my plumbing..such a great person and I know he will be missed greatly

Pam Hurst

March 22nd

I am sorry for your loss. Dale was a really nice guy,he will be missed. R.I.P.

Sam Bailey

March 22nd

So sorry to hear of Dales passing. He was one of the nicest most humble men you could ever meet and will be missed by all who knew him. He was a friend of my sons since high school and I considered him my friend too.My sincere condolences to the family.

Darren and Stacey Roach

March 22nd

Our deepest sympathies go out to Dale and his family. May God give you the strength and comfort during this difficult time.

Mike and Connie Spitzner

March 22nd

Condolences to family & friends.

Scott Sullens

March 22nd

John & To The Family I am so sorry for the loss of Dale. He was a very wonderful person to be around. My heart and prayers to you guys.

Grundy County Coroner

March 22nd

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Nicholson family during these difficult times. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless John W. Callahan

Josephine F Brown

March 23rd

My heart goes out to Braden and the rest of the family. Dale will always be remembered by many because of his kindness to others.

Greg dulaney

March 23rd

One of my good friends for 14 years.really going to miss you. Hope ur at peace till we meet again see you buddy

Jeremy & Andrea Kohn

March 24th

Such a kind soul and always willing to help anyone out !!! Dale had a heart of gold, and will be missed by so many. Prayers to his entire family

Peggy Nichols

March 26th

So sorry to hear of Dales passing . He will be missed by many . He was such a good guy ! Prayers for the family .

Pam (Glassford) Smith

March 25th

Jerry, my thoughts and prayers are with you and Dale's family and friends. May God be with you during this difficult time.

Sam & Ramona Anderson

March 30th

So sorry to hear of your loss. Our sincere condolences to the family.


April 5th

Dale my friend You were one of the best friends that Anyone could ask for!!! R I P BRO Till we can go to the mushrooms patch again ๐Ÿ˜ž



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