Charlotte Nicholson

October 11, 1927 ~ August 2, 2018 (age 90)

Char Nicholson, 90, passed away on August 2, 2018. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Ted Nicholson, parents Waldemar and Elsie Radtke, and brother Jack Radtke.

She will be lovingly remembered by her sister Ruth Foglesong, children Rob and Nan Witte, Jeff Nicholson, and Tim and Sissie Nicholson. Her grandchildren Matt and Erin Hitzelburger, Jamie and Amanda Nicholson, Josh Nicholson and Lorin Baum. Her great-grandchildren Tessa Hitzelburger, Max and Sam Nicholson, Logan, Hannah, and Gunnar.

Char was an active member of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church. She was one of the founding members of the Loyals and was a member of Priscilla Circle.

Char worked as secretary for the Drug and Alcohol Abuse division of Van Buren County Health Services and Palisades Power Plant Information Center in South Haven, Michigan. She was an avid reader, averaging two to three books per week. She was warm-hearted, generous, and caring, excelling in hospitality – planning holidays and get-togethers for family and friends and helping others.

She was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis over 30 years ago, however with her strong and positive attitude, she didn’t let it slow her down. Her strength and bravery to keep going was amazing.

Take comfort in knowing that Char is now joyfully walking and dancing in Heaven and that she brought wonderful love, laughter and happiness to others. The family would also like to thank everyone at Faith Hospice-Trillium Woods for their excellent care, love, and kindness.


Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at the Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church in South Haven. Memorial services will follow visitation at 11:00 AM with Pastor Travis Wilson officiating. Contributions may be made in Charlotte’s memory to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, P.O. Box 4527 New York, NY 10163, Faith Hospice, 2100 Raybrook St. SE, Suite 300 Grand Rapids, MI 49546, and Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 06321 Blue Star Highway, South Haven, Michigan 49090. 

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