Warren E Nicoson

May 13, 1925 ~ November 14, 2020 (age 95)


Warren E. (Gene) Nicoson was born on May 13, 1925 in Kellogg, Iowa to Ernest Clifton Nicoson and Ethel (Watkins) Nicoson.  He was raised in Kiser, Indiana.  He is survived by his wife Juanita (Manning) Nicoson, four sons, Thomas E. (Tom) (Kathy) Nicoson, Jerry W. (Debbie), Timothy L. (Tim) (MaryAnn) and Terry J. (Josh) (Susan).  Seven grandchildren, Tricia Finney (Mike), Kristy Nicoson, T.J. Nicoson (Tina), Nikki Carter (Jeremy), Bryon Nicoson (Lori), Melissa McKinney (Luke), Kerri Erwin (T.J.).  Several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his three brothers and spouses: Novel & Nadine, Max & Nancy, Ed (Ted) & Norma and four sisters and spouses: Imogene & Jack Shidler, Eleanor (Teet) & Clarence McCullough, Doris & Robert Poindexter and Beverly June & Jim Shaw.

He worked on the family farm until he went in the Navy where he was on the Sub Tender ship USS Bushnull A5-15.  After he returned from WWII he worked on the Shidler farm and then moved to Terre Haute to work for his brother Max's gas station.  He started his career with Ethel Visqueen in 1950 and retired in 1985. 

He helped build North Little League and coached from 1962 to 1968.  He then built a concession stand at Glenn Center softball field and operated it for 20 years, donating it to Glenn Center when he retired. He was also known for his famous tomatoes.  Planting 100+ plants every year.  Cremation was chosen, with a celebration of life scheduled for a later date.  Greiner Funeral Home, 2005 North 13th Street, Terre Haute, Indiana was entrusted with care and arrangements.  Online condolences can be made at

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