Gloria Austin-Nickel, of Ramsey, formerly of Mora, died on Thursday, August 2, 2012 at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, surrounded by her family. She was 59 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICES will be held on Monday, August 6th at 1:00 P.M. at Calvary Lutheran Church in Mora. Rev. Linda Fouts will officiate.
VISITATION will be 1 hour prior to the funeral (from 12 noon – 1:00 P.M.) on Monday at the church.
INTERMENT will be in the Oakwood Cemetery of Mora.
Gloria G. Austin-Nickel, of Ramsey, Minnesota, formerly of Mora, died on Thursday, August 2, 2012 at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, surrounded by her family. She was 59 years old.
She was born on February 12, 1953 in Brainerd, MN, the daughter of Allie and Mildred Austin. She was a 1971 graduate of Mora High School. She worked at many jobs throughout her life but found the most rewarding was being a caregiver to others.
Gloria was known for her sense of humor, right up to her time of death, in spite of her many illnesses. She loved purses, shoes, rings, and beautiful things. Everything had to match right down to the nitty gritty. She was a Twins and Vikings fan!!
She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings Nancy and Elroy, and brother-in-law Hal.
She is survived by her wonderful husband Edward Nickel; four loving children: Jason (Vicki) Knowler, Travis (Kathy) Knowler, Ryan Knowler, Kristy (Joe) Westrom and Todd (Tiffany) Nickel; 9 grandchildren whom she loved very much: Kati, Brock, Jacob, Kaylynn, Alexis, Jonathan, Sabrina, Sydney, Logan, Zach, and Lucas. Gloria also had a very special place in her heart for her foster daughter, Patty Kokesh. Surviving siblings are Allen (Rosa) Austin, Elvin (Joy) Austin, Sharon (Russell) Johnson, Sherre (David) Gardner, and Charleen Forney (fiancé Dennis). Gloria was also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, her coffee club and many friends.
Services were held on Monday, August 6th at Calvary Lutheran Church in Mora with Rev. Linda Fouts officiating. Music was provided by Alan Gadacz and Patty Kokesh. Pallbearers were Jericho Forney, Krishna Klinger, Chad Gardner, Wendy Johnson, Stacy Biwott and Todd Nickel. Burial was at Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.