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Roland Lewis Nicholas

September 5, 1944 — August 14, 2020

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 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.

Arrangements by
Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City, Michigan
(989) 872-2195
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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

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Kranz Funeral Home Cass City

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Cass City, MI 48726

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Saturday, September 19, 2020

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Novesta Township Cemetery

2895 Cemetery Rd
Cass City, MI 48726

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