Jack Nozel
1937 - 2019
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May 18, 1937 ˜ October 30, 2019

Jack Nozel of Camas, WA, passed away October 30, 2019. He was born in Chippewa Falls, WI on May 18, 1937. His sister, Carol, born Nov. 18, 1939, remained his best friend. He has two sons, Michael, born March 1962, who lives in Vancouver, WA and James, born Sept. 1964, who lives in China.
Jack enjoyed the Boy Scouts of America and became an Eagle Scout with top honors. He also enjoyed coaching baseball teams in Vancouver, especially his son’s teams. In retirement, Jack enjoyed panning for gold, especially in Canada.
Jack loved all things wood! He and his father developed a logging business in Chippewa Falls. After moving to Vancouver, WA in 1967, Jack lived in The Heights. In 1980, he and his father laid 2000 square feet of hardwood flooring in his newly built house in Camas.
Jack loved to work! He was in the forest products and pallet business as the consummate salesman. He traveled internationally for years, even venturing into primitive tribal villages where in Indonesia he helped generals build a saw mill.
Jack loved to golf! He was a first place winner at Coeur d’Alene out of a field of 150. He played at all famous courses around the world including Augusta in the US. He once won a golf cart and donated it as he carried his own clubs. He was an active member of Royal Oaks Country Club from 1972-2007. He passed the love of golf onto his wife Donna.
Jack loved Donna Roberge! They met in 1987 and were married on June 2, 2000 at St. Luke’s-San Lucas Episcopal Church by Fr. Ed Rankin and Fr. Dennis Cole.
Fr. Cole has been a long-time friend and will officiate at the Celebration of Life service which will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 16, 2019, at St. Luke’s-San Lucas, 426 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver, WA.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to St. Luke’s Pastoral Care or the Southwest Washington Humane Society.
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Published in The Columbian on Nov. 10, 2019.
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November 14, 2019
Our hearts go out to you and the family. Jack was a special person and it was a pleasure to have worked along side him. We are sorry we can not make the service. Love and prayers. Gerry and June Glem.
Gerry Glem
November 12, 2019
Love and prayers from Aunt Velma, Uncle Walter and family.
November 10, 2019
Our love and sympathy to the family. Thinking of you, Donna. Peace be with you all.
Nancy and Dale Giles
November 10, 2019
Oh Jack, we miss you already and join with Donna remembering your fond memories.
Pat & Marcia Welch
November 10, 2019
Jack will be missed! We enjoyed seeing him at our bridge table and loved to engage in conversations about various topics. He loved our food and we loved cooking for him!
Hank and Ruth Harbaugh
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