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Donald E. Nice - 69

10/27/1947 - 5/18/2017

Morrison, IL

Donald E. “Don” Nice, age 69 of Morrison, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017 at the Resthave Nursing Home, Morrison, following a long battle with pancreatic cancer. In following Don’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded thru the Pape Funeral Home, Clinton. A gathering of memories will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Monday at the Bosma Funeral Home in Morrison. Burial will be at a later dated at the Bass Motel, Clam Lake, Siren, Wisconsin. Memorials in Don’s name may be made to Home of Hope or the Rock River Hospice. Don was born in Whiteside County on October 27, 1947, the son of Ellsworth and Marian Eleanor (Dykhuizen) Nice. He graduated from Morrison High School and received his apprentice education thru General Electric. He married Patricia Dunk on August 4, 1967 in Clinton. Don was an engineer at General Electric in Morrison until his retirement. He enjoyed bowling on Monday’s and Tuesday’s as well as golfing with his father. He enjoyed fishing and boating on the Mississippi. Don was a member of the 700 Bowling Club, the G.E. Men’s Club, the G.E. Golf League, Sterling/Rock Falls Horseshoe League and archery clubs with his wife. Don is survived by his wife, Patty; two children, Scott Nice and his loving companion, Ann Bittner of Sioux Falls, SD and Jamie Le (Braeden) Ward of Milwaukee; three grandchildren, Sabra Brea (Simion) Gilbert of Lincoln, NB, Storme (Jordan) Luna of Lennox, SD and Stellen Nice of Lennox, SD; three sisters, Janice (David) Mayes, Patricia (Darrell) “Growler” Onken and Kathy (Tom) Anderson all of Morrison. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Elaine Ballard and Lorraine Geesey.

Gathering of Friends

A gathering of memories will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Monday at the Bosma Funeral Home in Morrison.

Graveside Service:

In following Don’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded thru the Pape Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial will be at a later dated at the Bass Motel, Clam Lake, Siren, Wisconsin.


  • Randy and Lisa Meier

    on 05/19/17

    Your suffering is over, rest easy now dear cousin. Until we all meet again some day. Love you!
  • Jan Jenkins

    on 05/19/17

    Patti Scott and Jamie!! So sorry for your loss. Never forget the good times I had with Don!!! You are in my prayers !!!
  • Steve C. Osborn

    on 05/19/17

    Patty, Scott, and Jamie I am so very sorry for your loss. Always had a great time with him on his boat and bowling and whatever it was we did. You and your families are in my thoughts and prayers. RIP Don!!!
  • Steve Belschner

    on 05/19/17

    So sorry to hear about Don.
  • Vicki Etnyre Grabow

    on 05/19/17

    Patty may our Lord Continue to Strengthen you through this difficult time. Don loved you so very much and you were his rock through it all. Don, keep the gate open for us. Love and Blessings!
  • Pam Colschen Braune

    on 05/19/17

    Patty, I am very saddened to learn of your loss. My brother-in-law died of this horrible disease, so I know what a hard path you have had to walk. My thoughts are with you and your family and I wish you peace and comfort.
  • Pat Camden

    on 05/19/17

    We are sorry for your loss,prayers to your family we worked with him at G.E.,Pat and Mel Camden.
  • Ray and Miriam Babak

    on 05/19/17

    Prayers and thoughts are with Patty and family at this most difficult time. May God comfort all of you and give you strength through your time of grieving.
  • Kim Dean

    on 05/20/17

    Im so sorry to hear this about Don. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of yu.
  • Paul, Jamie, Grace, Landri & Cort Harmon

    on 05/20/17

    Very Sorry to hear about Don. Pat, you are in our prayers.
  • Charles Dana

    on 05/20/17

    Pat, Don will surely be missed. Always enjoyed his sense of humor. Your fish fries were legendary. Beth and I always appreciated being invited. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Charlie
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    on 05/20/17

    Sorry to hear of Don's passing. My prayers are being sent.
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    on 05/20/17

    Patty, Jan and the family, We are so very sorry for your loss. Will miss seeing Don at the marina fishing and puttering around. Mike and Cheryl May
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    on 05/20/17

    Don was so cordial and friendly to me and my family. Deepest sympathy to Pat and the entire family.
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    on 05/22/17

    I am so sorry to hear of your great loss. Recently I lost my dear mother, and found great comfort in the Holy Bible, like at Isaiah 25 verse 8 - "The Sovereign Lord will swallow up death forever, and wipe away the tears from all faces." Also at Revelation 21 verse 4, we find God's promise to remove both pain and death. For more comfort, I turn to the website at: (Search: Comfort)
  • Resthave Nursing Home

    on 05/22/17

    Patty and family, sorry for your loss. Staff at Resthave
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    on 05/22/17

    Very sorry for your loss.
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    on 06/01/17

    The hour of departure has arrived, and we go our separate ways, I to die, and you to live. Which of these two is better only God knows.
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