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Roland Nicholas

Roland Lewis Nicholas

Tuesday, September 5th, 1944 - Friday, August 14th, 2020
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75, of Cass City passed away unexpectedly Friday, August 14, 2020 in Tuscola County Medical Care Facility, Caro. He was born September 5, 1944 in Grant Township to Earl Joseph and Lola Mae (Ingalsbe) Nicholas.

Roland graduated from Owendale-Gagetown High School in 1963. He served in the U.S. Army in the mid to late 1960’s, where he was awarded as a sharpshooter and later retired from GTE (Verizon). Roland appreciated all sports and was an avid fisherman. He enjoyed helping on fishing charters especially during fishing tournaments. A hunter of small and large game, Roland has many mounts from his successful hunting adventures. He was fond of trying his luck in the casino and loved playing cards. His friends will recall many good memories of the man they nicknamed “Rock”.

Roland is survived by his sisters: Donna Ferguson of Marlette, Joyce (Jim) Turner of Cass City, Jean (John) Heck of Sebewaing; sister-in-law, Paula Nicholas of Sebewaing; seventeen nieces and nephews, many great nieces and great nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Ronald Nicholas, Lloyd Nicholas and two great nieces.

Graveside service held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 19, 2020 in Novesta Township Cemetery, Cass City with Sam Leppert, Funeral Service Celebrant officiating. Military honors conducted by the U.S. Army and the Cass City V.F.W. Post #3644. Friends may share memories, prayers and photos with the family at www.kranzfuneralhome.com. Memorials may be made to Cass City Public Schools Athletic Department or Cass City Parks and Recreation Department. In accordance with the current state executive order regarding COVID-19, social distancing and wearing facial coverings will be observed.

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Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City, Michigan
(989) 872-2195
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, August 18th, 2020 | 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, August 18th, 2020 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    Kranz Funeral Home Cass City
    6850 Main St.
    CASS CITY, MI 48726
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  • Service

    Saturday, September 19th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, September 19th, 2020 2:00pm
    Novesta Township Cemetery
    2895 N. Cemetery Rd.
    CASS CITY, MI 48726
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    Sam Leppert
  • Interment

    Novesta Township Cemetery
    2895 N. Cemetery Rd.
    CASS CITY, MI 48726
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Becky & Joe Hillaker

Posted at 02:17pm
We wish to express our deepest condolences to the family of our special friend, Rock. We have many years of memories, which will always be cherished. Peace to you all. Becky & Joe Hillaker

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