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Nick Michas

August 28, 1935


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 Colvin Funeral Home is honored to serve the Michas family.

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June 16, 2020

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM

June 17, 2020

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Bethel Memorial Church
1520 South Main Street
Princeton, IN 47670

Funeral Service
June 17, 2020

10:00 AM
Bethel Memorial Church
1520 South Main Street
Princeton, IN 47670

Interment following funeral service
June 17, 2020

Columbia White Church Cemetery
West County Road 250 West and White Church Road
Princeton, IN 47670

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