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Obituary for Rod W. Nichols

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Rod W. Nichols

June 16, 1953 - September 20, 2014

Beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather, uncle and friend, Rod (Rodney) William Nichols passed away after long courageous health battles on September 20, 2014. He was surrounded by his loving family.

Rod was born June 16, 1953 in Ogden, UT to Harry William Nichols and Leila Stark Nichols. He graduated from Bonneville High in 1971. He married his soulmate Laurie Nizet on June 22, 1992.

He served in the United States Army and was stationed for a while in Germany. He had many skills and worked various jobs before his career with the U.S. Postal Service.
Rod loved being with his family and lifelong friends. He enjoyed camping and fishing, especially in Lava Hot Springs, ID. He adored being a grandpa.

Rod is survived by his wife Laurie, son Ian, stepson Tyler Nelson (Janet), stepdaughter Heather Nelson (Greg Bobric) Tennessee; his sisters: Kathy Van Dyke (Bob), Nic (Karen) Rigley, Joy Robinson of Washington; his brothers: Dell Nichols (Becky), Dave Nichols (Barbara), Ken Nichols (Barbara), Duane Nichols (Barbara); and three grandchildren. Rod also had a special place in his heart for Kelly Stewart who was like a son to him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Brian and his dear aunt, Della Stark.

Funeral Services will be Friday September 26th at 2:00 pm at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836-36th St.,
Ogden, UT. Family will greet friends one hour prior to the service from 1:00 – 1:45 pm


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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, September 26, 2014

Time: 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Leavitt’s Mortuary

836 -36th St.

Ogden, UT



Service Information

Date: Friday, September 26, 2014

Time: 2:00 pm -

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Leavitt’s Mortuary

836 -36th St.

Ogden, UT

Family will meet with friends 1 hour prior to service from 1:00 – 1:45 pm


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Born: June 16, 1953
Died: September 20, 2014

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Jacquie and Jeanne posted on 9/27/14

Kathy- Jeanne and I are really sorry about the loss of your brother! Our prayers are with you and your family. Memories are the best! Always keep him in your heart. All our love, Jacquie and Jeanne


Judith Bertels posted on 9/26/14

Rod was a hoot to work with. Never a dull moment. He was always friendly and willing to help in a pinch. You will be missed Rod.


Randy Hall posted on 9/25/14

Although we have not talked in years you were never forgot. So many great times.


Virginia posted on 9/24/14

You and your family members have my deepest sympathy for your loss. Please know that our heavenly father, Jehovah brings comfort to all who have fallen asleep in death with the hope of the resurrection. And how we look forward to the day when the last enemy, death, “is to be brought to nothing”! (1 Corinthians 15:26) Confidence in Jehovah’s resurrection promise brings us comfort and a sure hope for the future. Visit us at for more spiritual comfort.