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2/28/2018 8:05:00 AM
Funeral service for Nadine Nickum March 3 in Pleasant Grove

The funeral service for Edith "Nadine" Nickum, 89, of Stewartville, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ in Pleasant Grove, with Rev. Lance Lorenz officiating. Burial will take place in Union Cemetery in Pleasant Grove.
Mrs. Nickum died on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 of natural causes at Riverbend Senior Living in Rochester, where she had resided since April of 2015.
Edith Nadine Woolf was born on July 14, 1928 in Carnegie, Okla. to Raymond and Beuhla "Edith" (Wilson) Woolf. She grew up on the family farm, attended rural school and graduated from Carnegie High School in 1946. She then attended and graduated with a teaching degree from Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, Okla. She taught home economics for two years in Oklahoma.
Nadine was married on June 29, 1952 at Holy Chapel in Lawton, Okla., to Robert E. Nickum. Following their marriage the couple lived in Byron where Nadine taught home economics, before moving to Stewartville in 1956. Nadine taught home economics in the Stewartville School District for a few years and then taught for 20 years in the Spring Valley district until her retirement. Bob was employed as a draftsman in the engineering department with the Minnesota Department of Transportation for 35 years until his retirement. Nadine was a homemaker and the Nickums raised their daughter and called Stewartville home until 1977, when they built a new house on the Nickum family farm in rural Pleasant Grove. They returned to Stewartville to live in October of 2011. Mr. Nickum died on December 5, 2011.
Nadine was a longtime active member of the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ where she taught Sunday School and was active in its ladies groups. She was a past member of the Monday Home Economics Study Club, the Stewartville Lioness Club, and the Stewartville Center for Active Adults. She always was available to give her friends a car ride when needed. She and Bob and Nanetta enjoyed summer family vacations in northern Minnesota and traveling to other U.S. states. She enjoyed sewing, cooking and entertaining in her home, caring for the family cats and flower and vegetable gardening. She and Bob were known for their large sweet corn patch which they enjoyed sharing with family and friends. Nadine loved time spent with her family, especially her granddaughters.
Nadine is survived by her daughter, Nanetta (Michael) Boutelle of Rosemount, and two grandaughters, Alexandra Boutelle and Cassandra Boutelle.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, her parents, two sisters, Dorothy Manns and Wanda Lee, and her brother, Leon Woolf.
A time of visitation for family and friends will take place from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, March 2, 2018 at Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville and one hour prior to the service on Saturday morning at the church in Pleasant Grove.
In honor of Nadine and Bob's fondness for the color red, wear something red to Nadine's visitation and/or funeral service.
The Nickum family suggests memorials to the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ or Schaeffer Academy in Rochester.
Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartvillewww.griffin-gray.com





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