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Pauline M. Nickel

February 8, 1927 July 22, 2019
Pauline M. Nickel
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Pauline M. Nickel, age 92, passed away on Monday, July 22, 2019, at Ecumen Meadows in Worthington, MN. Pauline was born on February 8, 1927, in the Worthington Hospital, the daughter of Paul and Mabel Soderholm. She attended and graduated from Worthington High School.
After graduation she worked as a secretary for Jack Boote and later at Nobles County Courthouse as a secretary while living with her grandmother Tillie Wass. On February 27, 1948, she married Arvid Nickel at the First Covenant Church in Worthington. They made their home near Reading where they farmed with her brother Gordon Soderholm until they retired in 1983. She was an active partner in the farming operation for the entire time they farmed. Another great joy was the things they were able to do with their three grandsons - watching and doing special trips with them and then later on especially with her great grandchildren as they all lived here in Worthington. After retirement they continued to live on the family farm until moving to Worthington in 2001 when one of the grandsons moved to the farm. They lived there until moving to the Meadows in Worthington. Pauline was a member of the First Covenant Church her entire life. She was an active member on many committees, circles, youth leader, usher, greeter and just a dedicated member of her church. Pauline was a 4-H leader for a number of years with the Elk Tip Toppers 4-H club plus being a member herself as a child. She was also a member of the Worthington Hospital Auxiliary.
Pauline and her husband Arvid were able to take several trips over the years from Arvid being a Pioneer seed salesman while she took care of the books for the business. They also spent many hours at the family cabin on Bloody Lake in Currie, MN.
Pauline is survived by her sons, Jim Nickel of Worthington, MN and Donald (Wendy) Nickel of Kiester, MN; grandsons, Trevor (Erin) of Worthington and Chad (Sarah) of Reading, MN; granddaughter-in-law, Latina Nickel of Worthington and great grandchildren, Kya, Colby, Kory, Jaden, Makenna, Riley, Spenser, Sadie, Peyton and Tayler all of Worthington. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arvid Nickel after 72 years of marriage; daughter-in-law, Deborah Nickel; grandson, Jeffrey Nickel and brother, Gordon Soderholm.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 28, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington, MN. Memorial services will be held on Monday, July 29, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., at Living Waters Covenant Church in Worthington, MN, with Pastor John Stewart officiating. Private family burial will be held prior to the service in the Worthington Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Memorials are preferred to Living Waters Covenant Church or Worthington Hockey Association.
Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.

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4:00 PM 7/28/2019 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 7/28/2019 6:00:00 PM
Benson Funeral Home

1225 Ryans Road
Worthington, MN 56187

Benson Funeral Home
1225 Ryans Road Worthington 56187 MN
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11:00 AM 7/29/2019 11:00:00 AM
Living Waters Covenant Church

1645 S Shore Drive
Worthington, MN 56187

Living Waters Covenant Church
1645 S Shore Drive Worthington 56187 MN
United States

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Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

29600 County Highway 35
Worthington, MN 56187

29600 County Highway 35 Worthington 56187 MN
United States

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