Terence Nichols Obituary

Terence L. Nichols
Terence L. Nichols

January 29, 1941 - April 12, 2014
Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Resided in Cottage Grove, MN


Terence L. Nichols
Age 73, of Cottage Grove

Passed away April 12, 2014 at home surrounded by family. Graduate of Edina High School and University of Minnesota (1966). Terry was the co-owner of Nichols and Hines waterproofing Company from 1971-1982. He did graduate studies in theology at Marquette University, 1982-1988. From 1988 to 2014 he was professor of Theology at the University of St. Thomas, and was Chair of the Theology Dept. from 2002-2006. He also founded and was co-director of the Muslim Christian Dialogue Center at the University of St. Thomas. He lived with his family in Cottage Grove from 1975 to the present, in an octagonal house that he designed and built. His publications include That All May Be One: Hierarchy and Participation in the Church (1997); The Sacred Cosmos (2003); and Death and Afterlife: A Theological Introduction (2010).

Terry is survived by his wife, Mabel; children, Theresa, Michele (John) Cella, and Peter; grandson, Anthony Schreder; sister, Gaydon Peck; nephews, David and Jerry Wilferd; and niece, Bonnie Wilferd.

Visitation 4-8 PM, Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Kok Funeral Home, 1201 Portland Ave., St. Paul Park and continues one hour prior to the mass at church. Mass of Christian Burial 10 AM, Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at The Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas in St. Paul (located on Cleveland Ave. approx. two blocks north of Summit Ave., between Ashland and Laurel). Interment at Cottage Grove Cemetery.

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The funeral for Terence Nichols Ph.D. is being held in the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas. Guests attending the funeral are directed to complementary parking at Anderson Parking Facility (APF), entrance off of Cretin Ave. S and Grand Ave. When entering APF take a ticket.
There will be a reception following the funeral in the Scooter's located in the Anderson Student Center on the corner of Summit Ave. and Cretin Ave. At the reception parking vouchers will be available. Upon exiting APF, give the voucher to the Public Safety Officer at the gate.
Out of courtesy to our neighbors and to avoid a city parking violation, please don't park on any of the streets surrounding St. Thomas or the neighborhood. These streets require a city permit. This includes northbound Cleveland Ave., Selby, Laurel, Ashland, and Portland Aves. east of Cleveland and westbound Selby Ave. from Cleveland Ave. to Cretin Ave. N.




Kok Funeral Home - Saint Paul Park
1201 Portland Avenue
Saint Paul Park, MN US 55071
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Mass of Christian Burial
The Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas- St. Paul
Cleveland Ave. approx. 2 blocks N. of Summit Ave., between Ashland & Laurel
St. Paul, MN US 55105
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
10:00 AM
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Cottage Grove Cemetery
10785 70th Street South
Cottage Grove, MN US 55016
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
1:00 PM