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Ronald P. Nichols

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Ronald P. Nichols, 80, of Solon Springs died Saturday, July 12, 2014 in Essentia-St. Mary's Medical Center, Duluth.

He was born Jan. 11, 1934 in Duluth to Earl G. and Jennie M. (Fortin) Nichols.

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Ronald served his country in the United States Marine Corp.

He had been employed as a baker for the Taystee Bread Co. for over 30 years. After his retirement he was employed as a security guard for several years.

Ronald was a member of the Lockman-Jensen American Legion Post No. 499 in Gordon.

He is survived by his wife Lea; a son, Tony Nichols of Bemidji Minn.; a granddaughter, Darlene; a sister, Jean Kessler of Antigo, Wis.; four step-children, Jeff (Brenda) Roy of Tacoma, Wash., Cora (Mark) Liebaert of South Range, Darryl (Diana) Roy of South Range, and Danny (Shelly) Roy of Sacramento Calif.; and many step-grandchildren.

Military honors will be accorded by the Richard I. Bong American Legion Post No. 435 on Friday at 11 a.m. in Veterans Memorial Park, Greenwood Cemetery.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, July 19 from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. at the Solon Springs Community Center.

Downs Funeral Home, 1617 N. 19th St., is assisting the family with arrangements. Sign the online guest book or send condolences at www.downsfh.com.

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