Jon Myron Nickel, 55, of Keokuk, passed away at August 30, 2019, at Great River Medical Center in West Burlington, IA.
Jon was born May 10, 1964, in Keokuk, to Robert Leroy and Jean Ann Sale Nickel. He was united in marriage to Michelle Zimmerman and together they have one son. They later divorced.
Jon was a lifelong resident of Keokuk. After high school, he joined the Army and remained there for 8 years. While on active duty, he was a Military police and an Army Engineer with construction. After discharge from the military he went to work with various firms as a tugboat operator and doing construction. When he was not working, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, and looking for the ever elusive morel mushrooms. Jon enjoyed sharing memories of family and friends.
Jon is survived by one son; Brian Nickel of Keokuk, one brother; Tony Nickel of Keokuk, two cousins; Joe Sale and Charles Sale, one uncle, Bill Carr of Keokuk, second cousins; Syan Eastman, Brendon Sale, and Kyson Sparrow.
Jon was preceded in death by his parents, one uncle; Jim Sale, and one aunt; Becky Sale.
There will be a memorial service for Jon on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at 3:00 pm, at DeJong-Greaves Celebration of Life Center, 917 Blondeau, Keokuk.
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