William “Bill” LeRoy Nicoll
  • Born on: February 18, 1944
  • Departed on: January 16, 2023
  • Resided in: Chester, IA

William “Bill” LeRoy Nicoll

William “Bill” LeRoy Nicoll, 78 of Chester, Iowa passed away on January 16, 2023, in his shop doing what he loved…fixing things and taking care of his family. A private family service will be held at a later date. 
Bill was born in Lime Springs, Iowa on February 18, 1944, to Alfred L. Nicoll and Morna E (Foote) Nicoll.  He attended school in Lime Springs and graduated from Cresco in 1962. He then attended Universal Trade School in Omaha, NE where he graduated with a degree in Auto Mechanics.  On June 24, 1966, he married the love of his life, Vernelle Haugen at Lincoln Lutheran in Ridgeway, IA.  To this union, a daughter and son were born. Bill retired from Howard County where he drove snowplows and did mechanic work at the Cresco Shop.

Bill is survived by his wife of 56 years, Vernelle; his children, Tammie (Robert) Kappes, and Terry (Staci) Nicoll; grandchildren, Megan (Brandon) Riha, Tucker (Megan) Speer, Kyle Nicoll, Collin Nicoll, and Kaylee (Dawson) Gosch; great-grandchildren Emma Riha, Jack Riha, Will Riha, and Forrest Speer; step-grandchildren, Tyler (Kelsey) Kappes, Kayla (Andrew) Beyer, Shania (Jim) Kappes; step great-grandchildren, Sawyer, Boe, and Lane Kappes, Wyatt and LoEtta Beyer; sister, Jean Bailey; brothers-in-law, Maynard Haugen, and Randy (Darrelleen) Lewis; along with several nieces and nephews. 

He was a beloved father, husband, papa, and the strongest person we know.  He can never be replaced, and he will always be remembered.  Thanks Dad!
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