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Lola C. Nichols

July 27, 1918 — March 4, 2013

Lola Nichols, age 94, passed away peacefully at Brewster Village on March 4, 2013. Lola was born in Appleton on July 27, 1918, daughter of the late Carl and Frances (Wagner) Huebner. She attended high school in Neenah, and worked for the Kimberly Clark Corporation prior to her marriage to James Thornton. Jim was killed in the war, and in 1946, Lola married Lloyd Nichols, who also preceded her in death in 1990. In addition to being a busy mother and homemaker, Lola loved bird watching, spending time with her family, summers at the cottage, and shopping with the girls.

She is survived by nine children Richard Nichols of Menasha; Tim (Jane Stevenson) Nichols of Appleton; Mark (Mardelle) Nichols of Appleton; Lynn (John) Duvall of Little Chute; Kirk (Sandy) Nichols of Appleton; Sue (Don) Butler of Appleton; Joan (Dave) Williamsen of Appleton; Mary Nichols of Appleton; and Chris (Terry) Nichols of Sherwood. Lola also leaves behind eighteen grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren; two sisters: Sr. Carla Huebner and Sr. Rosemarita Huebner, both of Milwaukee; and a sister-in-law: Ethel Ross of California. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, her siblings: Margaret Huebner, Br. Thaddeus Huebner, Sylvia (Marvin) Miller, Dorothy (Harold) Kennedy and Pat (Frank) Bauer; a daughter-in-law: Nancy Nichols; and a brother-in-law: John Ross.

At the request of the family, a private service is being planned for a later date. Online condolences may be offered at

Lola's family would like to offer their special thanks to everyone at Brewster Village. From the maintenance men, to Brenda, to Dr. Schultz, everyone gave us so much love and care that we consider them part of our family.

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