Mom was born to Heinrich and Helena Dueck (nee Hamm) on October 18, 1920 in the Grimsby area. She loved attending school and it was very hard for her to stay home and help on the farm when her older sisters got married. Mom was baptized upon the confession of her faith on June 15, 1943. On June 16, 1949, she married Peter nickel of Weidenfeld. They farmed in the Plum Coulee area for many years. Mom had a huge garden and would share the bounty with the seniors in the apartments. In winter, she would do sewing and some knitting and crocheting for the grandchildren. When our parents moved to Winkler in 1989, Mom volunteered at Salem until her health deteriorated. After that, she sewed many layettes for Faith Mission. The last few years, she suffered from dementia, so coloring was her main pastime.
She was predeceased by her husband, Peter on March 19, 2008 and all eleven of her siblings. She leaves to mourn her passing four daughters, Helen Nickel, Eva Nickel, Mary and Abe Wall, Tina Nickel all of Winkler, two sons, Peter and Agnes Nickel of Schanzenfeld, Henry and Betty Nickel of Plum Coulee, 15 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and one brother-in-law, William Nickel.
A private funeral service with interment at the Schoenthal Cemetery. The family would like to thank everyone for the prayers, food and phone calls we have received during this difficult time. Thank you also to Rev. David Penner, the pallbearers, Dr. Pohl and Wiebe Funeral Home. Also, a special thank you to Scott and the management and staff at McDonald’s for allowing us time off to be with Mom. Donations may be made in Eva’s memory to Hope and Healing International.
Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler
In care of arrangements