Norma I. Nicholson 1926-2017
Norma (often "Lucy") Nicholson, 90, died March 31 at Wesley Willows in Rockford. Norma grew up in Deerfield, IL, the daughter of George and Gladys (Goodman) Jacobs. She lived in Rockford since 1950. She radiated kindness, and her smile and example will survive for those who knew her. She laughed, read, traveled, biked, skiied, baked, and took good care of her husband and family. Her marriage to Wayne Nicholson was a true love story and lasted 67 years. She is survived by family who adored her: her husband Wayne; her sisters Ruth Scheskie of Eagle River, WI and Nancy (Jack) Schaal of Island Lake, IL; her children Becky (Don) Kleinhesselink of Medford, OR, Steve (Charmaine) Nicholson of Great Falls, MT, and Lori Nicholson (Peter Marchand) of Colorado Springs, CO; four grandchildren, Andy Kleinhesselink, Dana Kleinhesselink, Nick Haefner and Ramsey Haefner; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Her dear friends, Norma and Dean Munson, and Jane Kelley provided friendship for many years and especially through her difficult last year of life. The kind and gentle staff at Wesley Willows served her well and the family is grateful. The family is planning a memorial service for a future date.