Nick Michas, 84, of Princeton, passed away Friday, June 12, 2020.
Retired from Gibson County Sheriff’s Dept.
Retired from Princeton City Police Dept. as Chief
Deputy Marshal in Haubstadt
President of Princeton Area Betterment since 1980
Founder of the Golden Heritage Days Festival in 1980
Founder of Princeton’s Fourth of July Fireworks in 1983
Founder of Princeton’s Winter Snowflakes in 2000
Past President of Salvation Army Board
Chairman of You Can Help Food Drive at Christmas since 1994
Sagamore of the Wabash Award
Member of the Hall of Fame of Indiana Assoc. of Fairs, Festivals & Events
Former President of Princeton Optimist Club
Eagle Scout and Boy Scout Leader
Lifetime Member of Gibson County Fair Board
Member of Bethel Memorial Church
Precinct Committee for Republican Party & member of the GOP Hall of Fame
Princeton’s Citizen of the year
Gibson County’s Volunteer of the year
Awarded the Indiana Golden Hoosier for outstanding service to the community
Survived by Peggy (Hunt) Michas to whom he was married to for 60 years.
Children-Chip (Diana) Michas and Susan (Keith) Matthews.
Grandchildren, Bryce & Bailey Matthews, Amanda (Scott) Miskell and Matt (Dava) Meadows.
Great grandchildren, Dillon Hoke, Drake Miskell and Lilly, Jasmine and Gracie Meadows.
Sister, Celia (Dennis) Lawson and Sister-In-Law, Beverly Vaughn.
Preceded in death by his parents, Bill & Marie Michas and sister, Ki Michas Stoops.
Nick was well known as a dedicated servant of Princeton and Gibson County. He spent 18 years as a deputy sheriff and 10 years on Princeton’s City Police force from which he retired as Police Chief.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at Bethel Memorial Church, 1520 South Main Street, Princeton, IN 47670, with Pastor Kevin Wilson officiating. Burial will follow at Columbia White Church Cemetery in Princeton. Visitation will be from 2 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 16th and again from 9 a.m. until the hour of service on Wednesday, all at the church. Due to Covid-19 regulations, the visitation and service will be limited in the number of people allowed at any one time and social distancing will be observed. However, the family wants everyone to know they are welcome to attend.
You may leave a message of sympathy or light a candle in memory of Nick at www.colvinfuneralhome.com. Colvin Funeral Home is honored to serve the Michas family.
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