Nikolas S. Van Dusen

Published 10:45 pm Thursday, February 13, 2014

Nikolas Spencer Van Dusen, 25, of Tryon passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 in Spartanburg Regional Hospital.

Born in the same hospital in December 1988, he was the only son of Michael and Virginia Van Dusen. He was raised in south Florida but visited the foothills area quite often. He loved the mountains so much he returned to live here as a young man.

People were drawn to his loving and caring nature, loyalty, sense of humor and keen intelligence.

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Along with his parents, Nikolas is survived by his grandparents, Judy Bonner and Brian Johnson of Jupiter, Fla. and grandmother, Cindy Van Dusen of Coconut Creek, Fla. as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, countless friends and girlfriend, Charlene Dempsey.

A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014.

Memorials may be made to The Mountain, P.O. Box 1299, Highlands, NC 28741.

An online guest register is available at

McFarland Funeral Chapel