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H.C. Nickel, stock seller, teacher, dies

Courtesy of the Newberry Library

The Chicago Tribune’s obituary for H.C. Nickel ran on Wednesday, October 19, 1966 (page E14). Though he never subscribed for delivery, H.C. bought and read a copy almost every day, usually from a Lake Street El news stand as he started his trip home.

Hilbert C. Nickel, 59, a securities salesman for Harris, Upham & Co., stock brokers, died yesterday while sitting at his desk in the firm’s office at 135 South La Salle Street.

Mr. Nickel, 623 North Ridgeland Avenue, Oak Park, worked for Harris, Upham since 1957 and before that worked for Francis I. DuPont & Co. He also taught night classes in business and accounting at Indiana University’s Gary division for 20 years; and taught for shorter periods at Walton School of Commerce, 111 North Wabash Avenue; MacCormac College, 327 South Wabash Avenue; and Bryant & Stratton College, 131 South Wabash Avenue. He was a member of the Oak Park housing commission.

Survivors include his widow, Adelheid, four sons, James, Mark, Timothy, and the Rev. Joel; his mother, Mrs. Margaret Nickel; and a grandson [Philip]. Services will be tomorrow in the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 7300 Division, River Forest.