Nicole D. "Nikki" VanderHeyden
1985 - 2016
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VanderHeyden, Nicole "Nikki" D.

Nicole "Nikki" D. (Meyer) VanderHeyden, 31, Green Bay, died tragically on Saturday, May 21, 2016. Nikki was born on March 29, 1985 in Manitowoc the daughter of Steve and Vicki (Junk) Meyer. She was a graduate of Denmark High School with the class of 2003. Nikki furthered her education at U.W.G.B. with a B.S. Degree with a double major of Science and Education graduating in 2010. She dedicated 6 years as a substitute teacher for the Green Bay Area Public School System. Nikki was a Mom first and was devoted to her children and always gave selflessly to make sure they were protected and cared for. She was a natural person who loved the outdoors and fitness~ she had an organic and holistic approach to her life. Nikki found peace and joy in the simple things in life that most would take for granted such as hiking, nature walks or even going to the zoo. She had a zest for life and a great spiritual energy living life to the fullest each and every day. Nikki cared deeply for those she loved and family was #1 in her life always! She was a loving and caring soul who always had a beautiful smile to those she met along this journey called life~ she will always be lovingly remembered and sorrowfully missed.

Nikki is survived by her three little angels Mikayla, Tyler and Dylan, her loving family mother and father Vicki and Steve Meyer, one sister Heather Meyer, 2 brothers Brent Meyer and Brandon Meyer, one nephew Landon, her paternal grandmother Gayle (Dave) Picard, special aunts and uncles Randy (Eilleen) Junk, Lynn (Steve) Krupka, David Meyer, Mark Meyer, Teri (Jeff) Ebersol. She is further survived by the entire VanderHeyden Family and many other relatives family and so many friends.

Nikki was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents Ervin and Annette Junk, her paternal grandfather Michael Meyer.

Gathering of family and friends will be held from 12:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at Celebration Church 3475 Humboldt Road. A Funeral and Celebration of her life will be held at 4:00 P.M.

The family would like to offer a warm and heartfelt thank you for all the outreach from the entire community for the love and support for our "Beautiful" Nicole during this time of tragedy~ your love and kindness will never be forgotten.






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Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from May 25 to May 30, 2016.
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June 14, 2019
I have heard Nicole's story several times and it is a truly devastating one. She seemed to be such a beautiful person inside and out who loved her children. I am so sorry for this loss, and I know that she is now looking down on her family. God bless you all.
H. Williams
June 9, 2019
My prayers 2 all
Gordon Gary
June 20, 2018
I didn't know Nichole but just listened to a podcast about what happened to her and I am so sorry! I felt compelled to pray for her children and family. What happened to her was so senseless and unneccesary. Again, I am so sorry for the loss of this beautiful young mother. May God keep you all in His loving care and watch over you all as you go through life without her. Angela L. Tupelo, Ms.
Angela Leathers
April 1, 2018
Sounds like Nicole was an incredibly kind and loving person, I'm truly sorry for your loss. I'm grateful there was justice for your daughter....
M Gregg
March 25, 2018
So Very Sorry for Your Loss and the loss of your Daughter, Sister and Mother. Remember All the Good times, and Things Nikki Did!
Tracey Cyr
February 21, 2018
So sad
Lothaire Lauwagie
September 12, 2016
Steve and Vicki so sad to hear of your loss.it is such a tragedy to loose a child.my heart goes out to you
Kelly Picard - horton
May 31, 2016
Roberta,Katy and Randy Johnson
R Johnson
May 31, 2016
Roberta, Katy and Randy Johnson
May 31, 2016
Steve & Vicki, so sorry for your loss. I personally didn't know your daughter, but knowing her parents, tells me what a wonderful person she was. She will be missed, but not forgotten!! Again, my deepest sympathy...
Nancy Roberts
May 30, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss. I hope that Jeremiah 29: 11, 12 brings you some comfort during this difficult time.
May 30, 2016
To my childhood best friend, Vicki Junk: i am so sorry to hear about your tragic loss of your beautiful daughter. I have not seen you in 30 Years, but my heart is broken to hear this news. Sending you hugs and love, Crystal (Mrozinski) Hammon
Crystal Hammon
May 30, 2016
May Gods peace surround your family now and in the future. Nancy Kelter
May 30, 2016
You are just a beautiful individual. I could always hear your laughter from across the room. It was so contagious. You are so thoughtful. I remember you gave me my kitty's first toy. At the time, I didn't even know you that well yet, but you knew I got a kitty so you brought it to work. It was seriously his favorite. He dragged it into bed every night at 3 am and jingled the bell until I woke up. :) That's just who you are. Thoughtful and beautiful!
Jade G.
May 29, 2016
So sorry for your loss may God be in your hearts and minds
Rick and Theresa Miller
May 27, 2016
Incredibly saddened by the loss of a beautiful mother and teacher far too soon. My deepest sympathy and condolences during this tragic time. Continued prayers for all family & friends.
Tracy Ertl
May 27, 2016
Sofia saldana
May 27, 2016
Incredibly saddened by this tragedy. I hope you can find comfort from family, friends and the memories you have of beautiful Nikki. Sending loving thoughts to all.
May 26, 2016
Lory Stoneburner
May 26, 2016
Randy and Eilleen, our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. (Your old Manitowoc Marina friends.)
Dick & Regis Gosz
May 25, 2016
I worked with Nikki at Legends/Swan Club. She was sweet, full of life and so beautiful! My heart goes out to all who loved her...
Kris Ashworth
May 25, 2016
Praying for the family and children who have to move on without her. My heart is broken for this family. I only wish I could have known her better.
Jessica French
May 25, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this very difficult time. May Nikki rest in peace with the Lord.

Mary, Marty and Elena Vernosh
May 25, 2016
God bless your family
Trish
May 25, 2016
Private
May 25, 2016
An Unfinished Life's Journey Here On Earth, I Pray God takes her in his arms and gives her eternal life in the Heavens above.
R.I.P. Nikki D.
God please Grant her Family Comfort through these Life's Trials...
May 25, 2016
My sincere condolences to the entire family. Thoughts and Prayers for all of you during this time.
Marla Dessart
May 25, 2016
Prayers and thoughts are with Nicole's family. I have great memories of Nicole, especially her beautiful smile.
Lory Stoneburner
May 24, 2016
Prayers for Nicole and her family God bless them
Pamela Eisch
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