Richard Nickel

Obituary of Richard Earl Nickel

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Richard Earl Nickel, 91, passed away on August 8, 2022 in Vancouver, Washington. He was a lifetime Washougal, Washington resident. Richard was born on April 3, 1931 in Vancouver, Washington to his parents, Elmo Nickel and Etta DeMary. He worked in the Papermill Industry as a foreman/operator for Crown Zellerbach where he retired from. He belonged to the A.W.P.P.W. Local 5 and was also a shop steward for the Union workers. He was a volunteer Fire Fighter for the Washougal Fire Department. He was involved with the Washougal High School sports programs and coached the Camas-Washougal Little League and Camas-Washougal Babe Ruth and Senior Babe Ruth. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Richard is survived by his sons, Richard E. (Kip) Nickel of Washougal, Washington; Jeff (Denise) Nickel of Phoenix, Oregon; 7 grandchildren. Richard was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Rita; sister, Barbara Sanders. Per the family no service will be scheduled. Arrangements has been entrusted to Brown's Funeral Home in Camas, Washington. To send condolences to the family, please visit Richard's guest book at www.brownsfh.com
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