Obit-Harold J. Nitchals of IA (1919-2005)
Excerpted from Emmetsburg (IA) Reporter-Sep 27, 2005
Harold Joseph Nitchals
b. 14 Jan 1919-Emmetsburg, Iowa
d. 23 Sep 2005-Estherville, Iowa
Funeral 26 Sep 2005 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Graettinger, Iowa. Burial in St. John's Catholic Cemetery at Emmetsburg, Iowa.
Son of Louis and Rose (Myers) Nitchals
US Army veteran of World War II
Married Marjorie Boblit on 2 Feb 1948 in Emmetsburg, Iowa
Member Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Graettinger, Iowa; Graettinger (IA) American Legion; Estherville (IA) Veterans of Foreign Wars; Disabled American Veterans.
Farmed in Palo Alto and Emmet counties in Iowa, buying a farm south of High Lake in 1956.
Survived by his wife, Marjorie; ten children, Donald Nitchals of Wallingford, Iowa; David Nitchals of Estherville, Iowa; John Nitchals of Wallingford, Iowa; Rose Mary Gathercole of Spirit Lake, Iowa; Lou Nitchals of Estherville, Iowa; Stanley Nitchals of Wallingford, Iowa; Margie Ann Wohlers of Jackson, Minnesota; Nancy Iverson of Estherville, Iowa; Daniel Nitchals of Mason City, Iowa; and Emma Pauling of Estherville, Iowa; 22 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Also survived by sisters, Ella Dedman of Carrie, Idaho; June Andreson of Farmington, Iowa; brother, Edgar Nitchals of Estherville, Iowa.
Preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Maurice and Louis; a sister, Elenore; and four half-brothers, Neal, Dean, Lee and Clifford.