Nickolas John Lewallen Sr.
1946 — 2022
Our dad, Nickolas John Lewallen, Sr, died to this life March 10, 2022, after a long struggle with cancer. Nick was born on February 2, 1946, to Josephine and John Lewallen in Fresno, California and was baptized into Jesus's death and resurrection on November 6, 1949. He enlisted in the Air Force on February 15, 1965, and while stationed in Michigan he met our mother (Claire Chojnowski) drag racing in Detroit. He may have lost the race, but he won our mother's heart and the two were married on September 17, 1966. Dad was deployed to Vietnam serving a 1-year tour of duty between mid-1967 to mid-1968 and was in Vietnam for the Tet-Offensive. Following an honorable discharge, our dad worked...