Guest Book for Lewis Edward Nicholson

Provided by Welsheimer Family Funeral Home

Posted by: Danae Halvin
Sat May 02, 2015
Lewis was my moms uncle. (Debra White)  Lewis was an amazing man, and I enjoyed a few visits with him.  My thoughts and prayers are with all of those who were close to him, those who loved him, and those whose lives he touched.  He will be missed, but never forgotten.
Danae Halvin

Posted by: Agnes Yackshaw
Tue May 05, 2015
My deepest and most sincere condolences to the Nicholson family.  I was very fortunate to get to know the Professor over many summer vacations and I enjoyed his company, his insight into the plays, his wittiness and his friendship.  Most Sincerely, Agnes Yackshaw

Posted by: John & Lois Boyer
Tue May 05, 2015
What wonderful memories we have of Dr. Nicholson.  Stories of his travels and common interests were always very interesting. He loved shopping with us for his favorite Caswell Massey soaps and lotions, #6 and Presidental fragrances.  A handblown, feather art glass lamp purchased from us was a favorite.  One day he came in very sad as he had tipped it over and broke it.  We searched all over for a replacement as the original glass blower had "disappeared".  We finally found a similar one in Portland, Oregon.  He liked it but it was just not the same!  Throughout the years, customers like Dr. Nicholson were not just customers, but became wonderful friends.  May he rest in peace.

Posted by: Agnes Yackshaw
Tue May 05, 2015

GARDEN PATH was sent by The Yackshaw Family.

In Honor of Professor Nicholson our Deepest Condolences to the Nicholson Family. Most Sincerely, The Yackshaw Family


Posted by: Emeritus Professor Jon James
Sat May 09, 2015
May Lewis Nicholson rest in peace. I had him back in late 60's for Anglo-Saxon when I was doing grad work at Notre Dame.  He was very demanding indeed bit I managed an "A" despite accidentally skipping two pages of the final exam. I pleaded my case & he kindly believed me & gave me an "A" for the course.

I spoke with him by phone in November of 2013 when I was at Notre Dame for a week. We spoke for over an hour about Pacific Island literature & oral tradition (I had studied at University of South Pacific in late 90's for a year in preparation for offering first Pacific Island course at Chaminade University in Hawaii where I was an English professor for numerous years).  He recalled with relish his time spent with a key Maori expert in New Zealand many years ago where he learned so much about oral tradition.

Lewis gave most of his life to Notre Dame. He taught numerous students over all those years. I remember his fancy car that he used only in spring & summer in order to protect it. I also remember how he frequented Sweeney's in downtown South Bend where so many graduate English student went quite often during the week, myself included. We would always speak with him there.

Lewis is in the Lord  now & at peace. In gratitude for his life & all he gave to students & research in his field--& all he gave to Our Lady's University. Rest in peace, Lewis. My sympathy to Nicholson family.