Nickel, Rose M.
Rose M. Nickel, 90, of Fond du Lac, passed away peacefully on August 29, 2014, at Woodlands Senior Park, with Family by her side. She was born August 6, 1924 to Valentine J. and Magdalena R. (Schumacher) Gau in Fond du Lac.
Rose was united in marriage to Gordon A. Nickel on August 29, 1945 at St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Rose worked at Fox Valley Savings and Loan as an assistant secretary until she retired. She volunteered for many years with the St. Agnes Hospice Hope Program. Rose was a member of St. John the Baptist Parish in Woodhull and a former parish trustee. She was also a member of BPOE #57 Ladies Elks and Soroptimist International. Rose was actively involved in the Senior Center Wood Carving Club, golfing and quilting.
Survivors include her husband Gordon, a resident at Grancare Nursing Home in Fond du Lac; one daughter Joan (Garry) Curless of Stevens Point; one son Gary (Deborah Padgett) of Plymouth; two grandchildren, Dr. Erin (Ryan Helminen) Curless of Appleton and Stephen (Shauna) Nickel of Anchorage, AK; three great grandchildren: Adri, Aliisa and Finn; three brothers: Fr. David Gau S.J. of Milwaukee, Paul (Charlene) Gau of Fond du Lac and James (Maxine) Gau of Corvallis, OR; two sisters-in-law Therese Wood of Fond du Lac and Lorraine Waldschmidt of Fond du Lac; many nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
Rose was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters: Delores Weber and Martina Winckler; three brothers-in-law: George Winckler, Henry Wood and Andrew Weber.
Visitation and Mass will be held in mid-October with date, time and location announced at a later date.
The family would like to thank the staff at Woodlands Senior Park and Agnesian Hospice Hope for their compassionate care given to mom.
Zacherl Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family. www.zacherlfuneralhome.com
Zacherl Funeral Home
875 E Division St Fond du Lac, WI 54935
Published in Fond du Lac Reporter on Aug. 31, 2014