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.