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Derek J. Nicholson, age 45, of Lincoln, died Wednesday, January 11, 2012 in Lincoln. He was born September 13, 1966 in Lakewood, CO to Greg Nicholson and Karen Karrer Klute. A graduate of Wheatridge High School, he attended Northern Colorado University and graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University.

On November 23, 1990 he was married to Lynnell Anthony in Morrison, CO. He spent his life working as a golf course grounds superintendant at North Forty Golf Course in Lincoln and ultimately at Lincolnís Wilderness Ridge Golf Course.

Survivors include his wife, Lynnell of Lincoln; sons, Ryan and Jacob, and Justin Anthony; mother and step-father Karen and James Klute of York; father and step-mother, Greg and Cynthia Nicholson of Arvada, CO; step-brother, Thomas Nicholson of Arvada; sister Wendy Kotas and family of Fridley, MN; and Lynnellís family from Denver, CO.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 14, 2012 at the First United Methodist Church in York with Pastor Pat Norris officiating. Burial was in Yorkís Greenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to an educational fund established for Jacob and Ryan.

Condolences may be emailed to Metz Mortuary Messages will be given to the family.