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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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
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
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
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
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
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.