Bill Nicholson, 54, of Nodaway, entered eternal rest on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at his parent’s home in rural Corning. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 20, 2020 at Pearson Family Funeral Service and Cremation Center in Corning, with Pastor Tim Maxa Officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Guss. Open visitation will be on Saturday, December 19, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., with family receiving friends from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.
Richard “Bill” Willard Nicholson, the son of Richard “Rick” Rowland and Linda Ann (Boyer) Nicholson, was born on November 2, 1966 in Corning, Iowa. Bill attended School in Corning and was active in football, basketball, FFA, and 4-H. He graduated from Corning High School with the class of 1985. On March 25, 1991 Bill married Christine Lena Stone in Corning. Four children would bless this union: Candice, Richard, Luke and Carly.
Bill’s passion in life was farming, a passion that began working on his parent’s dairy farm. When he was 18 years old, he sold his Corvette to purchase his own dairy cattle. In 2008 he turned his farming over to a cow-calf operation. In addition to cattle, he raised corn, soybeans and hay. Bill partnered with his father and late brother, John on the farming operations. In 2012 Bill and Christine operated a food truck for 3 years, catering many different events along the way. Starting in 2016 Bill ran the café at the Bedford Country club for a few years.
Bill enjoyed riding his motorcycle, playing in a basketball league and cruising and hunting rabbits with his dogs, Bug and Dani. He also liked to participate in truck-pulls and recently purchased a new truck to pull with. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a member of A.B.A.T.E. of Iowa.
Left to cherish Bill’s memory is his wife, Christine Nicholson of Nodaway; children: Candice Sanson and husband Cody of New Market, Richard Nicholson and wife Ranae of Ankeny, Luke Nicholson and wife Brooke of Corning and Carly Nicholson and significant other Zach Wander of Creston; six grandchildren: Serenity, Ryan, Connor, Sophia, Tyler and Elliot; parents, Rick and Linda Nicholson of Corning; sisters, Becky Pritchard and husband Blake of Brooks and Kim Bashor and husband Matt of Lenox; sister-in-law, Angie Nicholson of Corning; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Preceding Bill in death were his brother John, grandma and grandpa Boyer, and grandma and grandpa Nicholson.