Nick France

March 21, 1981 - March 8, 2002
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Nick L. France, 20, of Wainwright, died Friday, March 8, 2002. Born in Dover, he was the son of Fred A. and Bonnie A. Hill France of Wainwright. He was a 1999 graduate of Indian Valley High School and was employed by Gross Welding and Fabricating Company in New Philadelphia. An avid outdoorsman, Nick loved hunting and …

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Nick L. France, 20, of Wainwright, died Friday, March 8, 2002. Born in Dover, he was the son of Fred A. and Bonnie A. Hill France of Wainwright. He was a 1999 graduate of Indian Valley High School and was employed by Gross Welding and Fabricating Company in New Philadelphia. An avid outdoorsman, Nick loved hunting and fishing, was a member of Bass Masters and was a master at muskie fishing.In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Jill L. France of Kent; maternal grandparents, Carl and Doris Hill of Wainwright; paternal grandparents, Kenneth and Linda France of Dover and Thomas Haldeman of Gnadenhutten; his beloved dogs, Ralph and Larry and numerous Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. His grandmother, Gloria Haldeman preceded him in death.A time of remembrance will be held Tuesday, March 12, 2002 at 4:00 PM in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home with Rev. Bob Jones officiating. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2 to 4 PM in the funeral home. In keeping with his wishes, Nick’s body will be cremated and burial will be at a later date. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Tuscarawas County Humane Society, 2143 Prysi Road NW, Sugarcreek, Ohio, 44681.


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Born: March 21, 1981
Died: March 8, 2002

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Robert and Heidi Briggs posted on 3/22/02

Fred, Bonnie, Jill and family, We are so sorry for your loss. We hope that the many wonderful memories of Nick that we are sure you have and the fact that so many people care will be of comfort to you. We were unable to come to Nick's calling hours and service and wanted you to know that we care. Bob and Heidi Briggs, Becky and April


michelle hodkinson posted on 3/12/02

I just want to say that my prayers are with all of Nick's family. He was such a great friend. I met Nick at Bag-N-Save when I worked there. He was such an easygoing person. we would talk for hours at work about everything and anything. He was a great listener. Nick made my whole work experience enjoyable because he always made me smile. I will always remember the newyears eve party we spent with him at his uncle's house about two years ago. We played cards and just had a great time. This is how I will remember Nick. God bless


Matthew Grezlik posted on 3/11/02

Jill and family, I was very upset when my mom called to tell me about Nick. He was a great man and I will never forget him. I wish I could be there for support, but my thoughts and prayers are with you.


The Earl Berger Family posted on 3/11/02

We are very sorry over the lost of your son, we are thinking about you in your time of need. Our prayers go with you in the days ahead. If you need anything or would like to talk, you know where to find us. Earl


Jamie (Toole) Mathias posted on 3/21/02

I had the pleasure of working with Nick at Bag-n-Save. He was so wonderful to be around. You couldn't have a bad day if he was there, he wouldn't let you. I will never forget him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.


Shawna Everett posted on 3/12/02

Fred, Bonnie, Jill, and family, I just wanted to let you know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. At a time like this, it's hard to know the words to say, but I just wanted to tell you that you are on my mind and in my prayers. Sincerely, Shawna Everett


David & Paula Allensworth & sons posted on 3/11/02

We are sorry to hear of your loss. May God be with you in your time of need.


Justin M. Shaw posted on 3/11/02

Jill and family, The prayers of the Shaw family are with you. You have always been there for me when I needed you. If I had a sister, I would want her to be just like you. I will be there if you or your family need anything at all. Please don't hesitate to ask. With love and respect. Justin and family


Ashleigh Miller posted on 3/17/02

Nick, Thanks so much for being my big brother and teaching me the "right" way to fish. I never thought I'd see the day when I would be picking up snakes. Love you always, Ashleigh


Michele (Colombo)Eckstein posted on 3/12/02

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to your family. I worked with Nick at Bag N Save. I worked with him quite often and we talked alot in the break room while we were working. I was alot older than Nick, but I went to Indian Valley also, and he always reminded me that he was only in kindergarden when I was a senior. He always made me smile as he did alot of people. Nick was a Wonderful person. God Bless you and your family.


Wyviona Sauser posted on 3/11/02

The France Family, You have my deepest sympathy on the loss of your son. I remember the laughs and talks we had while working together at Bag-N-Save. Nick had many friends and will be missed by all.


Albert Kollar posted on 3/10/02

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Nick. You have my condolences


Ashleigh Miller posted on 3/14/02

Fred, Bonnie, and Jill, My heart goes out to you guys. I feel I was very lucky to get to know Nick. I loved him like a brother. I will always love and keep him dear in my heart.


Heath Howell posted on 3/12/02

I will remember all those good times at Kelleys Island that we all shared. The times me and Nick spent riding bikes around on the Island or just off somewhere goofin' around. Even after I hadn't seen him for a number of years, he was never too busy to talk about fishing when he worked at Bag n Save. He was always really cordial. May God watch over you all in your time of distress. You know Nick's probably off fishin somewhere with the man upstairs. God Bless You Nick! Heath B Howell


carol miller posted on 3/11/02

Fred, Bonnie and Jill We had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know Nick through Brittany. We have a lot of great memories of him I know you guys do too. Keep them close in your heart to treasure always. He will be greatly missed, he was a great person. We will keep you in our thoughts! Carol, Todd and JJ Miller


Bill & Hallie Hawthorne and family posted on 3/10/02

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Nick's family. May faith in God give you the strength you need at this time of sorrow. Everybody who knew Nick will hold onto and cherish the memories of him. May it comfort the family that they are in the hearts and prayers of many.


Vera & Jake Miller posted on 3/14/02

Fred, Bonnie, and Jill, Nick was a shining light in our lives and will always be in our hearts, we loved him a lot.


Kim Fischio posted on 3/12/02

I really enjoyed working with Nick at Bag-N-Save. He was a really great guy. He will be missed.


Marlene & Tom Daniels posted on 3/11/02

Dear Bonnie, Fred & family, What a handsome young man! There are not words to say that can make a difference! I can not take away your pain nor can I make things right ... but I can be here to listen anytime you need a friend! God bless!! You are in our hearts! Love, Marlene & Tom


Terri Jo Dudziak posted on 3/10/02

Fred, Bonnie & Jill- I was so upset when Dad and Judy called to tell me about Nick. My heart is aching for all three of you. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. With my sympathy, Terri Jo (Howell) Dudziak


Sue Bethel posted on 3/14/02

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with Nick at Bag N SAve and always smile when I think of him. He always was a pleasure to be around. My thoughts are with you!


Mr & Mrs.Brian K.Mathews posted on 3/12/02

As a young man,Nick seemed to be more wiser than most in their elder years.He was always polite,kind,and be willing to listen to his friends and fellow employees at Bag-N-Save.Nick had a very lively personality and love to make people laugh.Just knowing Nick was a blessing itself


brittany miller posted on 3/11/02

Nick I loved you very much and I know that you know that. I am so glad that you you called me thursday night. The year we spent together was the best year of my life. Thank you for all the great memories. Fred , Bonnie ,and Jill I am here for you if you ever need anything I love you guys and my thoughts and prayers are with you.


Bob & Dawn Buehler posted on 3/10/02

You were a great friend to both of us and were always there when we needed you.You will be sadly missed by both of us.I will never forget the long talks we had in the breakroom at Bag-n-Save.We will miss you Nick...


Jean Day posted on 3/13/02

I did not know Nick that well but I worked with him for several months at Bag-n-Save. I am so sorry for your loss.


marci mcdonnell posted on 3/12/02

Nick, I only knew you for a short time, however you were so awesome. my prayers are with your family and friends , and i hope brittany knows i am here for her. we will miss you and your smile nick. god bless you, marci


Jessica Moeglin posted on 3/11/02

Words could never express the pain and guilt that those who knew Nick are going through at this time. But we must all take comfort to know that it's in God's hands now. Nick was a wonderful and caring guy who was always there when you needed him and will be missed greatly by all his family and friends. I've got nothin' but love for you Nick.


Kristin Faniola posted on 3/9/02

Jill and Family, I am so sorry to hear about Nick. He was so special. I have known him for a long time and my heart goes out to all of you. I will keep you in my prayers.


Lara DiDonato posted on 3/13/02

Mr. & Mrs. France and Jill, I am very sorry for the loss of your son and brother. Nick was a great kid who seemed to always have a smile on his face. He was a very pleasant kid who no one ever had anything bad to say about. I am glad I had the privilge to know him and he will be greatly missed! Lara DiDonato


Kristen Heston posted on 3/12/02

Nick, u were always there when I needed someone- I love you and will miss you. Bonnie Fred and Jill- I love you like you were my second family- you are in my prayers now and always.


Geoffrey Harriman posted on 3/11/02

Dear Fred, Bonnie, Jill and family: Kim wept as she recalled her times watching Nick and Jill. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. Our words could never express enough our sorrow. May God watch over and bless Nick as well as your family. Our sincerest condolences: Geoff, Kim, Jordan, Noah and Seth Harriman


Kim Harriman posted on 3/13/02

Bonnie, Fred, Jill & Family, My heart was with you all day yesterday. I am sorry I wasn't able to be there. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Jill I am only 30 minutes from Kent. If you ever need anything - or just need to get away, call me 706-0286. I'll come and get you or come with some friends. You are always welcome! It would be great to see you. Love to all, Kim


Robin Fogler posted on 3/12/02

I always considered Nick my brother. We used to fight about things just to see who would give in first, and then laugh about it for weeks. Even though we weren't in constant contact after graduation, I always knew that I could pick up the phone at any moment and it would be like we were never apart. Knowing that I am no longer able to do that breaks my heart. Nick was one of the most caring people I have ever had the privilage to know and love. He had an infectous smile that could make me happy even on my gloomiest days. He will be missed greatly by all who knew him, and he will always be "A Friend To Me".


Eleanor Scott posted on 3/11/02

To the France Family, Though I did not know Nick, I feel like I did. His Aunt Carla Scott always talked about what a good kid he was. His Grandpa Hill loved him so much that I just know I would have loved him also. My heart is aching for you. May God bless and keep you all. Eleanor Scott


Kim Harriman posted on 3/13/02

Bonnie, Fed, Jill & Family, My heart was with you all day yesterday. I am sorry I wasn't able to be there. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Jill I am only 30 minutes from Kent. If you ever need anything or just need to get away, call me 706-0286. I'll come and get you or come with some friends. Love to all, Kim


Taj Wolff posted on 3/12/02

I'm so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers. Taj Wolff


Teresa & Terry Spencer posted on 3/11/02

We worked with Nick at Bag-n-Save and he was the nicest young man and very polite to all. We will miss him very much. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless. The Spencer's.


Sarah Merrill posted on 3/13/02

Nick You touched us all in so many ways that I'm sure you never knew. I know that you will watch over all of us. Thank you so much for your kindness to me growing up, I'll always keep you in my heart.


Kraig McCutcheon posted on 3/12/02

Fred,Bonnie,and Jill I can't begin to express my sorrow, or even imagine what you are going through right now. You raised a wonderful son in Nick, thoughtful, caring, devoted and always supportive of anyone's needs. It is these and many more memories of Nick that I will cherish. Working with Nick was a joy for all who shared in it. At his age, he learned more and progressed faster than I ever could have imagined. His love for the outdoors was only surpassed by his love for friends and family. He spoke often about his mother and father and how he too wanted to have and raise his own family! Nick, you will be missed to no end! May heaven watch over you and keep you until we all meet once again! The McCutcheon's Kraig,Carol,Nathan


Shane Moughiman posted on 3/11/02

Jill and Family, I was truly sorry to hear about your loss. No words can be expressed to ease the pain but know that my thoughts and concerns are with you. I didn't know Nick that well, but I'm sure any brother of Jill's was a fine young man. He will be greatly missed.


Jessica Reese posted on 3/12/02

My heart breaks for you! I can't imagine the pain you all must be feeling right now. I met Nick a few years ago at Stark Tech and really got to know him. He was such a sweet and caring person to me... He was the kind of person that when you talked to him, he would Really listen to what you were saying!! You are all in my thoughts and prayer! May God comfort you in this time of hurt.


Michelle Reichman posted on 3/12/02

Nick you were always a brother to me, you will always be loved and missed by me.


Vickie Moeglin posted on 3/11/02

To Nick,s Family my deepest thoughts and prayers are with you.I had the pleasure to work with Nick at Bag-N-Save and I know he will be missed by many people.He was one of the most goodhearted people I have ever met.He always had a smile and could brighten your day!He will be missed by many.


Lori, Jason & Jennifer Stevens posted on 3/12/02

We have such good memories of Nick and the times he stayed with us and the sports that he and Jason played together. Nick will be remembered by us forever. Lori Jason and Jennifer


Russ & Helen Moore posted on 3/12/02

We met Nick down at the Midvale Speedway. We parked beside the Miller's and got to know him this past summer! He was a very nice guy! My thoughts are w/ you and your familiy.


Dan & Barb McWilliams posted on 3/11/02

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


Larry Meese posted on 3/12/02

Just wanted to let you know that you all are in my thoughts, my prayers, and my heart. With heartfelt sympathy.


john geisinger posted on 3/11/02

just wanted to give my condolinces.i graduated from dover 75.


Matt Berger posted on 3/11/02

You are in my thoughts in the time of your sorrow.


Katie Huebner posted on 3/12/02

Mr. and Mrs. France and Jill, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Nick. He was a great friend to me throughout junior high and high school. I remember that no matter what mood Nick was in, he always made me smile and asked me how I was. Even though I have not seen Nick since graduation, he was and always will be in my thoughts and prayers. Once again, I am thinking of you and I regret that I was unable to attend the time of remembrance. Nick will be missed by me very much. Love, Katie Huebner


Melissa (Hibinger) Stahl posted on 3/11/02

Dear France Family, You have our deepest sympathy. Harvey and I went to school with Jill and Nick. My husband Gary went to the branch with Jill. Nick was such a great guy and we will miss him very much. We are very sorry! Love, Harvey Griffith, Gary and Melissa(Hibinger)Stahl


Erica Spargrove posted on 3/11/02

Nick, I loved you so much. I can't believe that this is all were just here monday. I wish I would've called to go see that movie with you like you wanted. I'm gonna miss you so much. You were such a wonderful person. I'm so sorry I was so mean to you at times! But you knew that I had nothing but love for ya buba! I'm gonna miss'll always be in my thoughts.


Bill, Bonnie and Bob Frohnapfel posted on 3/12/02

Fred, Bonnie,Jill and families,You all are in our thoughts and prayers.It was a great thing to know and coach Nick and he was a very nice boy.He stopped at the house and talked when going fishing and every time I shopped Bag-N-Save.Our memories of your son will live forever.God Bless and Keep You!


tim and mary meiser posted on 3/11/02

Fred Bonnie and Jill We send our sympathy to you today in the loss of Nick. We all remember the days of baseball and the fun the boys all had. Adam was very upset when I called him to tell him about Nick. He was very upset and said I wish I can be there, he is working in virginia but you are in his thoughts. As well as ours if there is anything that we can do for you please let us know. God Bless Tim Mary Adam Andy & Alex Meiser


Beth Downin posted on 3/11/02

I want to send my deepest sympathies to the family of Nick. I work at Bag-n-Save and I really liked Nick. He always was wearing a smile and always talked to me. Nick was a very polite man. I will keep you all in my prayers and ask God to watch over you. Again, God bless you all!