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Bernard Metteer Nicholaisen

Sun Lakes –

Bernard Metteer Nicholaisen

was born on November 29, 1931, and died peacefully at his Sun Lakes home on May 7, 2019.

Bernard was born to Carllye & Merle Metteer Nicholaisen in Norfolk, NE. To this union four children were born. Carol, Nan, Bernard “Buss”, and John “Jack”. Buss graduated from Grand Ledge High School and enlisted in US Navy in 1950. Buss met his bride while they both were serving in Pensacola, FL. He married Patricia Laggan in 1953. Upon discharge they settled in Denver, CO, for 53 years. To this union four children were born, Debra, Leslie, Susan, and Joan. He retired from United Airlines in 1993 after 33 years at DENCG, shortly thereafter he worked for the House of Representatives in Denver for 5 years before moving to Sun Lakes in 2000. He enjoyed his retirement playing music on the organ, church choir, golfing, carpentry, painting, and gardening. Buss volunteered his time helping many organizations. He was a 4

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Degree Knight of Columbus and served as a member of Honor Guard as well as American Legion Post # 55

He is survived by his wife Patricia of 65 years, daughters Debra Woller (Ron), Sun Lakes, AZ, Leslie Revell (Bryce)Wray, CO, Susan Inman, (Jay), Sun Lakes, AZ, Joan Byrd, Castle Rock, CO, niece Tammy Laggan, Sun Lakes, AZ,  his Sister-In-Law Judith Epping Nicholaisen, 8 Grandchildren, 16 Great-Grandchildren, and 7 Step-Grandchildren, & 4 Step-Great Grandchildren along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be at St Steven’s Church, May 29, 2019 at 1000 AM followed by Military Honors in the courtyard. Lunch will be in the Great Hall immediately following.

Family requests no flowers, in lieu of flowers memorial can be sent to Honorflightaz.org or charity of your choice.
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