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Nicholas P. Whitesell

October 18, 1980 ~ February 16, 2021 (age 40)


Nicholas Perry Whitesell, age 40 passed away suddenly on Tuesday, February 16th, 2021 of a massive heart attack. Nick was born in Elyria, Ohio and made his home in Wellington for the last 5 years.
Nick was a residential contractor, loved to fish, kayak and enjoyed trying different restaurants and food trucks with his fiancé, Shirley Dennison.
Nick was an avid Browns fan and loved sports. Nick’s heart of gold will carry on as his greatest legacy.
Survivors include Nick’s fiancé, Shirley Dennison; Daughter, Kylie Joy; Brother, Brent Jones; his beloved Dog, Dude; Aunts Pat DiFrancesco, Kathleen Standen, Joan Shafer, Juanita Whitesell, and Diane Minnich; Uncles Donald Whitesell, David Whitesell and many Aunts and Uncles in the Pennsylvania area; along with countless Cousins, and Friends that love him.
Nick was preceded in death by his Father, Richard Whitesell; Mother, Jennifer J. Whitesell; Grandparents, Vernon J. and Joy E. Cuson, and Ralph and Autumn Whitesell. Nick will be forever loved and will live on through all of the hearts he leaves behind. Friends and family  may call in the Duke Funeral Home 1021 Main St. Grafton on Monday February 22, 2021 from 4-7 PM where funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11 AM. All CDC guidelines are in place including face masks and social distancing. Burial will be in Butternut Ridge Cemetery, Eaton Township. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses. On-line condolences may be left at

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Funeral Service
February 23, 2021

11:00 AM
Duke Funeral Home
1021 Main St.
Grafton, OH 44044

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