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William H Nickel

September 2, 1935 — August 23, 2011

William H. Nickel, age 75, returned to his heavenly Father, Tuesday evening, August 23, 2011 at his home in Granton, Wisconsin with his family by his side.Funeral services for William will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday August 31, 2011 at Zion Lutheran Church Missouri Synod in Granton, Wisconsin. Visitation for friends and family will be held on Tuesday August 30, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. til 8:00 p.m. at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville, Wisconsin. Pastor Steven Nickel, William's nephew will conduct the service along with Pastor Terry Schneider. Music will be provided by Joanne Grassman, pianist, and grandchildren, Melissa and Trenton Moede soloists.Interment will be in the Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery next to the love of his life Sylvia, his wife of 45 years. Pallbearers will be son, Dean Nickel, Grandsons Joshua Nickel, Derek Moeller, Jared Moeller, Daniel Nickel, Charlie Nickel, Dustin Nickel, and Travis Nickel.William Herman Nickel was born on September 2, 1935 to Raymond and Ruth (nee Bartz) Nickel in Clark County.William went to Zion Evangelical Lutheran School, Clark County Grade School and graduated in 1953 from Granton High School. He united in marriage to Sylvia Helyne Foemmel on August 18, 1956 at the Zion Lutheran Church Missouri Synod in Granton, Wisconsin. After their marriage they lived and farmed on Bill's parents' home farm for a couple of years. Then they purchased a farm of their own on Chili Road where they raised their family of 6 children and 1 foster son.William and Sylvia had a dairy farm that they farmed with their 6 children and 1 foster son. William also did masonry full time for several years. William was a very devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather. God and his family were the most important and precious part of his life. He loved to fish and go to the cabin up north. But the big Musky always eluded him, so dad we hope there is a big lake full of fish in Heaven, and Uncle Don and you can work together to catch that big Musky. William also loved to deer hunt with his sons, grandsons, and son-in-laws. It was a family event every year. William enjoyed gardening, tending to his honey bees, flowers, and farming. William is a member of Zion Lutheran Church Missouri Synod in Granton, Wisconsin. He held several offices on the church council through the years. He enjoyed singing in the church choir, dancing, and family gatherings.William is survived by his children and grandchildren as follows: Debbie (John) Moeller, Derek, Jenna, and Jared Moeller, Larry (Lisa Tilson) Nickel, Joshua Nickel, Christina (Don) Streeter their children Bree Alexis, and Beau William born on August 23, 2011, and Mark (Sara) Nickel, Daniel and Charlie Nickel, Susan (Gale) Moede, Melissa, Chelsea, and Trenton Moede, Dale (Ladonna) Nickel, Dana, Dustin, Travis, and Angela Nickel, Dean (Susan) Nickel, Brady, Skylar, and Pierce Nickel. Foster son, Donald (Debbie) Hafner, Valerie, Vicky(Chris) Bower their daughter Amania, and Don Hafner Jr. He is also survived by his wife, Irene (Grassman) Nickel he married on May 10, 2008 and her children, Ronald (Marilyn) Vandeberg, Betty (Richard) Goodman, Joanne Grassman, Gary Grassman, and Patty (Mike) Ryan, his sister, Maryann (Robert) Krainz, a sister-in-law, Lolita Nickel, brother-in-law, Jerome Foemmel and mother-in-law, Florence Foemmel, many nieces and nephews and his dog, Brandy. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Sylvia on December 6, 2001, his parents, Raymond and Ruth Nickel and a brother, Donald Nickel. Dad we want to thank you and mom for being the most loving and caring parents to us and your grandchildren. We will miss your laughter, your beautiful gentle blue eyes, and your hugs. Give mom a hug and kiss from all of us. We will see both of you in Heaven someday. Love your children and grandchildren. You will be greatly missed.Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com. The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting William's family with Funeral arrangements. Funeral Home:Gesche Funeral Home4 South Grand AvenueNeillsville, WIUS 54456
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