Inez Nichols
December 10, 1921 - February 18, 2013
Biography

Inez Lucille Nichols was born on December 10, 1921, in Wilder, Minnesota to the late Palmer and Ruth Marie (Rank) Swanson. She was baptized at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Windom and later confirmed there. Inez received all of her education at the Wilder Schoolhouse; graduating in the Class of 1939.

On September 25, 1955, Inez was united in marriage to Clinton Nichols at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Windom. This marriage was blessed with four children, Ruth, Clinton, Steven and Keith. Shortly after marriage, Inez and Clinton moved to Amo Township, Cottonwood County where they raised their family and made their home until 2002 when they moved into Windom. For thirty years, Inez worked at the Sears store in Windom until her retirement.

Recently, Inez's health began to decline and she became a resident of the Good Samaritan Society-Sogge Memorial in Windom where she passed away on Monday, February 18, 2013, at the age of 91 years.

Inez was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Windom. She will be remembered for her love of crossword and jigsaw puzzles, board games, latch hooking, baking for her loved ones and time spent with family.

Inez is survived by her husband, Clinton C. Nichols of Windom; four children, Ruth Majerus (David) of Lakefield; Clinton Nichols, Jr. (Judy) of Lakefield; Steven Nichols of Windom; Keith Nichols (Denise) of Lakefield; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and special companion, Muffy.

She is preceded in death by her parents , two sisters, Audrey Schmidt and Lila Mae Swanson, nephew Don Schmidt and great-granddaughter Jazmine.
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Visitation Information

Visitation will also be on Saturday morning for one hour prior to the service at the church in Windom.

Map & Driving Directions

Date & Time

Fri, February 22, 2013
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Location

LaCanne Family Funeral Home - Windom
2280 6th Avenue
Windom, MN 56101


Service Information

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Date & Time

Sat, February 23, 2013
10:00 AM


Location

First United Methodist Church-Windom
974 6th St
Windom, MN 56101


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Cheryl Nichols
Feb 26, 2013

Hi grandma, I hope you loved the service. Mom said it was beautiful. She sent me photos of you and the flowers. You will be missed but happy that the struggles are over with and you are healthy again. We will all miss th... more

Feb 26, 2013
Hi grandma, I hope you loved the service. Mom said it was beautiful. She sent me photos of you and the flowers. You will be missed but happy that the struggles are over with and you are healthy again. We will all miss the pickles and Xmas get togethers. Love you always.

Cheryl Nichols
Carolyn Nichols
Feb 25, 2013

Nichols family...I was so sorry to hear about your mom....she was a great lady...Cherish the time and memories of her and remember she will always be with you watching over all of you....I have so many fond memories of h... more

Feb 25, 2013
Nichols family...I was so sorry to hear about your mom....she was a great lady...Cherish the time and memories of her and remember she will always be with you watching over all of you....I have so many fond memories of her and the times we spend together from the first day(night) I met her....I can still hear her saying "Clint she is not sleeping under this roof tonight" and Clint saying "but the weather is to bad for Steve to bring her home, it'll be ok" and Inez just kept doing those dishes even though it was midnight.....boy how time changes a person, and even in her last days she still considered me Steve's wife, her daughter in-law, even though I wasn't.....that makes me feel good cause I always thought of her as another mother to me...we had many talks when we lived with them....good and bad, but she was always there no matter what.....I loved her dearly and always will but she is finally without pain. Take care of your dad, there will be days that all he'll want is someone to cry with and a hug or two....God Bless Inez......Rest In Peace

Carolyn Nichols
Tammy Axford
Feb 24, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Inez and Shirley worked together for years at Sears, she always had a smile. Tammy (Stevens) & Mark Axford

Wanda Mae Lange
Feb 23, 2013

To Ruth, Leesa and all the famiy. I am sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom & Grandma. I recall our 5th grade year, Ruth, and staying with your family. She was so kind and really made me feel welcomed. That meant so... more

Feb 23, 2013
To Ruth, Leesa and all the famiy. I am sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom & Grandma. I recall our 5th grade year, Ruth, and staying with your family. She was so kind and really made me feel welcomed. That meant so much to me. I also remember visiting with her many times at the Sears store, as my Mom knew her. May all your wonderful memories carry you through this difficult time. Love & Hugs to all. Wanda (Refsland) Lange Loved the pictures.....the great lady I remember.

Wanda Mae Lange
Beverly Kuhlman (Wilbur's daughter)
Feb 23, 2013

I remember Inez and Clinton's wedding night. In my young eyes it was all wonder and glitter. She was so beautiful and they danced so beautifully. They just floated across the floor. Now many years later there are ma... more

Feb 23, 2013
I remember Inez and Clinton's wedding night. In my young eyes it was all wonder and glitter. She was so beautiful and they danced so beautifully. They just floated across the floor. Now many years later there are many more memories: her smile, her laugh and being able to visit (not near enough times). Love and hugs to all the family and a special hug for Uncle Clinton! Cherish the memories!! Bev & Dwayne Kuhlman

Beverly Kuhlman (Wilbur's daughter)
Courtney Brown
Feb 23, 2013

Our deepest sympathies to you all. Inez was a super sweet soul...I am sure she will be missed sorely by you all. Thoughts and prayers with you all.

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