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Frances Nickel

1939 - 2017

Frances Joyce Nickel of Rogers City (formerly
Romulus) passed away peacefully surrounded by
her loving family on January 31, 2017 at the age
of 77.

Beloved wife of David for 55 years,
mother of Michele (Bob) Lyle, Laura Nickel, and Craig (Lori) Nickel,
Grandmother to Nicholas, Ryan and Lynsey Lyle, Kayte Nickel,
Jessica Stahl and Wayne Gilbert,
sister to Gary Holliday and Clifford (Debbie) Holliday,
sister-in-law to Pamela Nickel,
and a loving aunt,

Preceded in death by sisters-in-law Arlene (Norman) Buschbacher
and Billie Holliday.

Fran was known by many in the area for her volunteerism, and was
an active member of the Women’s Civic League for 20 years and
club officer for 15 years, planning blood drives and raising funds
for Defibrillators for first responders, student scholarships and the
women’s shelter.

She was a master gardener and member of the
Presque Isle and Rogers City Garden Clubs and designed the
landscaping for the Band Shell and assisted with the gardens at
Westminster Park.

Fran was a member of the Historical Society and
was an avid bowler. She enjoyed working in her yard, was a member
of the Wacky Weeders and loved spending time with family and friends.
Fran had a very loving heart, genuine kindness and a giving nature.
She will be greatly missed,

Private family services will be planned at a later date. Donations can
be made in her name to Hospice of Michigan or Seconds on Third
Arrangements in care of the Beck Funeral Home

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Frances Nickel – Beck Funeral Home – Rogers City, MI