Obit: Nichols, Minnie A. (1938 - 2016)
Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt
Surnames: Hoyord, Lisieski, Nichols, Pawlicki, Seng, Wisnewski
----Source: WIGM/WKEB Obituaries (Medford, WI) 8/04/2016
Nichols, Minnie A. (Pawlicki) (10 APR 1938 - 31 JUL 2016)
Minnie A. Nichols, age 78 of Gilman was called to her heavenly home on Sunday, July 31, 2016 after a four month courageous battle with brain cancer. She passed away at home surrounded by the love of her family and under the care of Hope Hospice.
Minnie was born July 23, 1938 in Lublin, WI to Leon and Martha (Lisieski) Pawlicki.
She grew up in rural Lublin and graduated from Thorp High School in 1958. On August 27, 1960, Minnie married Leonard Nichols of Gilman at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Lublin. Together they lived and worked on their dairy farm and raised six children. Through the years, Minnie has worked as a homemaker, for Drangle Foods, Gilman Nursing Home, SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church and Meadowbrook Cemetery, all located in Gilman.
She had a deep passion for her family, flowers, gardening, cooking, canning and fishing and touched the hearts of everyone that knew her. Minnie will be remembered for her many stylish hats, bright colors and loving heart. A member of the church Rosary Society, she instilled and showed her family the importance of love, faith and so much more.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Leonard; six children: Deanna (Chad) Hoyord of Eau Claire, Randy (Karen), Dennis (Terri), Dianna (friend Mike Seng) Nichols, Roger (Tina) and Lenny Nichols all of Gilman; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a brother: Louis Pawlicki of Chippewa Falls and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister: Leona Wisnewski; and brothers: Adam, Vince and Casey Pawlicki.
The Mass of Christian Burial was held on August 4 at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Gilman, with burial in the parish cemetery. Friends called on August 3 from 4-8 p.m. at the Gilman Funeral Home with a 7:30 p.m. Rosary; and again, at the church on August 4, one hour prior to services.
The family would like to thank the community of Gilman, family and friends, Hope Hospice, Wausau Aspirus Hospital and Cancer Center, the doctors, nurses and staff and Marshfield Clinic for their care and kindness through Minnie’s illness.
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