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July 3, 2020

5/20/2020 11:28:00 AM
Edna Nickel

Edna Nickel, 95, of Mt. Lake died May 14, 2020, at Good Samaritan Society in Mt. Lake.
A graveside service will be held today (Wednesday) at Mt. Lake City Cemetery in Mt. Lake with Pastors Galen Kauffman and Merwin Dick officiating.
Special music will be provided by Daryl Nickel.
Anyone from the public planning to attend the burial may meet at Mt. Lake City Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. Attendees are advised to stay in their vehicles and listen to the service broadcast on FM radio.
LaCanne Family Funeral Service of Windom is handling the funeral arrangements.
Edna Marie Schroeder was born Aug. 26, 1924, to David H. and Helena (Peters) Schroeder in Carson Township of Cottonwood County. She received her education at a country school near her home and Mt. Lake High School, graduating as salutatorian in 1943.
In 1942, Edna was baptized upon confession of her faith at Bethel Mennonite Church, where she remained a lifelong member.
In 1945, Edna married John W. Nickel at Bethel Mennonite Church. They lived and farmed on the Nickel family farm until moving to their new home in Mt. Lake in 1984.
After John's death in 2008, Edna moved to Parkwood Place, then to Good Samaritan Society in Mt. Lake in 2011.
She served her Lord as a Sunday School teacher, in worship and through the Sew Society. She also supported many church projects and ministries with her time and money. She was Bethel Mennonite Church secretary for over 15 years.
Edna enjoyed embroidery, crossword puzzles, baking, bus tours, visiting family and friends, and taking part in events with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband John, Edna was preceded in death by two sisters, Louise Balzer and Pauline Balzer; and two brothers, Menno and Robert.
Survivors include her three children: Dorothy Nickel (Richard) Friesen of Newton, Kan.; Daryl Nickel of Golden, Colo.; and Audrey Nickel (Michael) Bjerum of Romeoville, Ill.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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