Obit: Nickel, William  #3 (1935 - 2011)


Contact: Audrey Roedl




Surnames: Nickel, Bartz, Foemmel, Moeller, Streeter, Moede, Grassman


----Source: The Loyal TRG (Loyal, Clark County, WI 31 AUG 2011)


Nickel, William (02 SEPT 1935-23 AUG 2011)


William H. Nickel, 75, returned to his heavenly Father on Tuesday evening, Aug. 23, 2011, ay his home in Granton, with his family by his side. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, Aug. 31, at Zion Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, Granton. Rev. Steven Nickel, William’s nephew, conducted the service with Rev. Terry Schneider. Music was provided by Joanne Grassman, pianist, and grandchildren, Melissa and Trenton Moede, solists. Interment was in the Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery next to the love of his life, Sylvia, his wife of 45 years. Pall bearers were his son, Dean Nickel, and grandsons, Joshua Nickel, Derek Moeller, jared Moeller, Daniel Nickel, Charlie Nickel, Dustin Nickel and Travis Nickel.


William Herman Nickel was born on Sept. 2,1935, in Clark County to Raymond and Ruth (nee Bartz) Nickel. He went to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church School, Clark County Grade School, and graduated in 1953 from Granton High School. He married Sylvia Helyne Frommel on Aug. 18, 1956, at Zion Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, Granton. After their marriage, they lived and farmed on William’s parents’ Home farm for a couple of years. They then purchased a farm of their own on Chili Road, where they raised their family of six children and one foster son. William and Sylvia had a dairy farm and he also did masonry full-time for several years. He was a very devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather. God and his family were the most important and precious parts 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 sons-in-law. It was a family event every year. He also enjoyed gardening, tending to his honey bees, flowers and farming. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, Granton, and held several offices on the church council through the years. He enjoyed singing in the church choir, dancing, and family gatherings.


Survivors include his children and grandchildren; Debbie (John) Moeller, Derek, Jenna and Jered Moeller; Larry (Lisa Tilson) Nickel, Joshua Nickel; Christina (Don) Streeter, Brie Alexis and Beau William (born on Aug. 23, 2011); 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;and his 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, who he married on May 10, 2008, and her children, Ronald (Marilyn) Vandeberg, Betty (Richard) Goodman, Joanne Grassman, Gary Grassman, and Patty (Mike) Ryan; a sister, Maryann (Robert) Krainz; a sister-in-law, Florence Foemmel; and many nieces and nephews, and his dog, Brandy.


He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Sylvia, on Dec. 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 sent to


The Gesche Funeral Home, Neillsville, assisted the family with arrangements.



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