Henry “Hank” Melvin Nichols

LAURIUM – Henry Melvin Nichols, a resident of Laurium, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at his home.

Henry was born in Lansing, a son of Patricia and the late Melvin Nichols. He was a graduate of Orange High School in Redlands, Calif., with the class of 1984.

Henry worked for the United States Department of Agriculture for six years.

On Oct. 17, 1997, he married the former Connie Hurley in Indiana.

Henry was a guy who loved to ride motorcycles. He enjoyed going camping at various campgrounds and he loved to build things out of wood. He enjoyed a wide variety of music, playing Dungeons and Dragons and Lord of the Rings.

Henry is survived by his wife, Connie; his mother, Patricia (Edward) Patterson; five sons, Devon, Samual and Joshua Nichols of Texas, Cody Nichols and Devin Wright both of Laurium; a daughter, Hannah Nichols of Laurium; brothers, Devon Nichols of Salinas, Calif. and William Nichols of Calif.; sisters, Cassandra (Derek) Dronet of Calumet and Amy (Robert) Teske of the Netherlands; aunt, Bonnie (Jan) Worden; uncle, Joe Worden.

Friends may call in the Erickson Crowley Funeral Home on Sunday, Feb. 10 from noon to 2 p.m.

The Erickson Crowley Funeral Home in Calumet if assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family at ericksoncrowley.com.