Obituary: H. Stanley “Buster” Nicholson

March 22, 1940 – November 11, 2022

H. Stanley “Buster” Nicholson, 82, of Heltonville passed away on Friday, November 11, 2022, at 3:40 p.m. at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born in Lawrence County on March 22, 1940, to Ambrose Nicholson and Anna Mae (Boone) Nicholson. Buster married Mattie Ann Sowders on April 18, 1964, and she survives.

Buster attended Heltonville High School and was a US Navy veteran, he was a member of the I.B.E.W. Local #16 in Evansville, he retired from General Motors in Bedford as an Electrician with over 30 years of service, he was a member of the Life Missions Ministry in Bedford.

Survivors include his wife, Mattie Ann Nicholson of Heltonville, his children, Lisa (Bob) McDonald of Bloomington, Dee Bennett of Bedford, and Michael (Angel) Nicholson of Bedford, seven grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren, two brothers, John “Bucky” Nicholson, and Randy (Beth) Nicholson, seven sisters, Paula Bartlett, Luanne Robbins, Donna (Bill) Bilbrey, Becky (Jim) Hicks, Vickie (Butch) Stidam, Beth Wubben, and Gina (Dean) Smith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two children C. Randy Hillenburg and Rhonda Hillenburg Hamilton; two sisters, Judy Todd and Micky Nicholson, and three brothers, Kenneth “Butch” Nicholson, Stephen Nicholson, and David “Bud” Nicholson.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 18, 2022, at 12:00 noon at Life Missions Ministries, 4557 Bartlettsville Road, Bedford, Indiana, with Pastor Mark Purl and Pastor Michael Nicholson, officiating, military rites will be given by the American Legion Gillen Post #33, visitation will be held on Thursday, November 17th from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Life Missions Ministries and on Friday from 11:00 Am until service time.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with his care.