Donald B. Nickerson, LCC ’58-’68, passed away on July 17, 2017.
He was owner of Nickerson Insurance Agency. Among his many interests, Don was a proud long-time member of the Manito-Forest City Rotary Club. He served the Forman Fire and Ambulance Department as a volunteer fireman for several years. He also served as Secretary-Treasurer of Delavan Mutual Insurance, treasurer of Meadow Lawn Cemetery, oversaw the care and maintenance of the cemetery, and was treasurer of the Forman Park Board. His primary interest was the Forman Park District, where he was instrumental in the development and renovation of Memorial Park in Manito. Another favorite was his partnership with his “therapy dog” Ready, a border collie with whom he made regular visits to the patients at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. They enjoyed the pleasant moments they could bring to the patients, visitors, and hospital staff. Don is survived by his son, three daughters, seven grandchildren, one sister, and three nieces.