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William C. “Bill” Nickerson

Bill passed away Thursday, March 2, 2023 at Alamo Nursing Home.

He was born July 31, 1937 in Newberry, the son of Paul and Edith (Puckett) Nickerson. Bill starting working at a lumber mill before transferring to the automotive industry. He also worked at Menasha, Southern States Feed in Kentucky and during his retirement, worked in maintenance at Denway Circle Apartments in Kalamazoo and at the McDonald’s in Allegan.

In his free time Bill loved playing the dulcimer. He was skilled in roller skating and enjoyed skating with his wife. He also liked playing cribbage hunting, fishing and visiting with his friends. Bill was a talented woodworker and could build and fix almost anything. He was a deacon at the Pink Ridge Baptist Church in Kentucky. On June 15, 1957 in Flint, he married Joyce Porter who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Bill (Marge) Nickerson of Otsego, Terry Channells of Allegan and Kevin (Cheryl) Nickerson of Plainwell; 7 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; his first great-great-grandchild due soon and sister-in-law, Linda Porter.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Scott Nickerson in 2019; grandson, Caleb Nickerson; his sister and 5 brothers.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M., Thursday, March 9, 2023 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, with celebrant, Bill Rose officiating.

Contributions in memory of Bill may be made to Alamo Nursing Home.

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Jack Niceswander

March 3, 2023 at 1:12 pm

Our Sincere Condolences to Kevin And the Nickerson Families

Very sorry for your loss


steve norris

March 3, 2023 at 2:52 pm

I am truly sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Bill.


Lauri Connor

March 3, 2023 at 3:00 pm

Kevin and family, so sorry for your loss!


Tammy S Bailey

March 3, 2023 at 3:39 pm

So very sorry for your loss Nickerson family. Having worked with Bill (and Marge) for many years, I can well imagine what a wonderful man he was and I know you will all have many memories that will bring smiles to your faces whenever talking about him.

Our prayers for you as you grieve his passing,

Tammy and Bob Bailey


Lori Steele

March 3, 2023 at 6:37 pm

Bill, Marge and family sorry for your loss.

Lori and Terry Steele

The class of 1976


Maryln Langeance

March 4, 2023 at 9:09 am

Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with your family



March 4, 2023 at 12:12 pm

We are so sorry for your loss!

God has gained an angel!

Prayers and hugs.

Love you


Paul and Natilee



Jan Jameson

March 4, 2023 at 9:34 pm

My sincere condolences to the family.


Terry & Char Bonnell

March 5, 2023 at 3:47 pm

Bill & Marge,

We are so sorry for the loss of your dad. What a sweet and friendly face in the photo – resembles his son. May you be comforted by your memories of him. And may God’s love surround you.

Sending you hugs,


Jim Hoffman

March 6, 2023 at 5:49 pm

So sorry for your loss to all of Bill’s family. I worked with Bill at Menasha Corporation several years ago, then he moved to either Kentucky or Tennessee and I saw him later at McDonalds in Allegan fixing things. He was a great man and was always a joy to work with. Rest in Peace my friend.


Dee Ann Immormino

March 6, 2023 at 8:57 pm

So sorry for your loss Terry. Thanking of you and your family at this difficult time. Your friend Dee


Mike collins

March 8, 2023 at 1:06 pm

Kevin I’m sorry for you and you’re family’s loss. I know you had I great deal of respect for your dad cause you always talked about him and spent time with him. He was a great man always nice. I’m glad I got a chance to meet him so many years ago..


Jim & Sue Williams

March 8, 2023 at 8:21 pm

Thinking of my family in the passing of Uncle Bill!! It’s been awhile since we have seen you but always think of our family and miss all of you! Prayers for Thursday and in the days to come.

Jim & Sue Williams


Dan and Julie Andrus

March 8, 2023 at 8:47 pm

Levin and family we are so sorry for you and your families loss. Sending prayers of comfort


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