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300 South Morton Street ( U.S. 31)
Franklin, IN 46131
Phone: 317-738-0202
Fax: 317-736-0210
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Rev. Dr. Leon  L.

February 14, 1931 – October 9, 2018

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Rev. Dr. Leon  Nicholsen
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— Swartz Family Community Mortuary And Memorial Center

Obituary for Rev. Dr. Leon L. Nicholsen

Rev. Dr. Leon L. Nicholsen, 87, of Franklin, IN passed away Tuesday,
October 9, 2018 at Otterbein Franklin Seniorlife Community in
Franklin, IN. He was born February 14, 1931 in Moholl, North Dakota to
Nevius L. Nicholsen and Frances (Watson) Nicholsen.

Survivors include his wife Ramona (Judy) Nicholsen of Franklin, IN; two
sons Phillip Nicholsen of San Francisco, CA and Mark Nicholsen (Vickie)
of Piedmont, OK; four grandchildren Victoria Nicholsen, Jennifer
Nicholsen, Shane Nicholsen, and Eric Nicholsen; two sisters Beverly
Hegelson (Marlan) of Grand Forks, North Dakota and Bonnie Richardt
(Joseph) of Huntingburg, IN; and a half-brother Greg Jorgenson (Kathy)
of North Dakota.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife Dr. Jean Nicholsen; three brothers Wayne Nicholsen, Joe Nicholsen, and Gene Nicholsen. Rev. Nicholsen attended Taylor University Class of ‘53, Christian Theological Seminary, earning a M.Div. and Ph.D in Ministry. With over 45 years in ministry, he served churches in Herbst, Liberty Center, Churubusco, Kokomo Grace, Sheridan, Fortville and Indianapolis Christ, retiring in June of 1997.

The Reverends Jeff Buck, Ben Greenbaum, and Robert Hunt will
conduct a Celebration of Life service Saturday, October 13, 2018 at
11AM at Mt. Auburn United Methodist Church, 3100 West Stones
Crossing Road, in Greenwood, IN where friends may call from 9AM until
service time at the church and as a request of the family, everyone is asked to wear bright colors to the service. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant
Cemetery in Greenwood, IN. Memorial contributions may be made to
Mt. Auburn United Methodist Church, 3100 West Stones Crossing Road, Greenwood, IN, 46143 or Taylor University, 236 West Reade Avenue Upland, IN, 46989-1001. Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 South U.S. 31 (Morton Street) in Franklin, IN is handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at Information at 317-738-0202.


When Saturday, October 13th, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Mount Auburn United Methodist Church
3100 W. Stones Crossing Road
Greenwood, IN 46143

Service Information

Saturday, October 13th, 2018 11:00am
Reverend Jeff Buck
Dr. Ben Greenbaum
Reverend Robert Hunt
Mount Auburn United Methodist Church
3100 W. Stones Crossing Road
Greenwood, IN 46143

Interment Information

Mount Pleasant Cemetery
734 N. Morgantown Road
Greenwood, IN 46142