March 2, 1920 - January 25, 2019
Roger L. Nicholson passed away on January 25, 2019 in Stockton. He was 98 years old. Roger was born March 2, 1920 in Princeton, IL to Edna and Nicholas Nicholson. He worked for the City of Stockton Public Works department for 40 years, retiring as the Superintendent of Operations. He served his country honorably in the United States Marine Corps, stationed in the Pacific Theater of Operation during WWII, and participated in the following campaigns: New Zealand, Guadalcanal, Bougainville, Marshall Islands, Guam and Iwo Jima. He was a member and past Post Commander of the American Legion Post 22 in Lodi, also serving as the 11th District Commander of the American Legion. Roger was Lifetime Member of the Stockton Motorcycle Club. He was married to Gertrude Nicholson for 55 years before her passing in 2001. He is survived by his daughter Donna Berry; granddaughter Roberta Ibarra; and grandchildren: Christian and Crystal Ibarra. He was preceded in death by his brothers: Robert, Charles, and Richard Nicholson; and his sisters: Ruth Torell and Helen Groves.
A graveside service will take place at 11:00 am on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at Cherokee Memorial Park, Hwy 99 at Harney Lane in Lodi, CA.
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