Viola Mary Nickel

Viola Mary Nickel, 95, of Mayville, died on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008 at Mayville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born on Feb. 22, 1913 in Burnett to Rudolph and Ida (nee Deglow) Seegert, and married Sylvester Sauer on Nov. 5, 1932 at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Horicon.

He passed away in 1972.

She later married Walter Nickel on Dec. 14, 1974 at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Horicon.

Viola was employed at Marlin Toy Factory in Horicon and also at area canning factories and cheese factories.

She was a member of St. Stephen Ev. Lutheran Church in Horicon.

Viola enjoyed playing cards and loved fishing.

Survivors include her husband, Walter; two children, Lorraine (Richard) Mitchell of Fond du Lac and Clifford (Mary) Sauer of Endeavor; a daughter-in-law, Helen Sauer of Mayville; five stepchildren, Stanley (Connie) Nickel of Campbellsport, Lois Herman of Manitowoc, Fred (Rita) Nickel of Adams, Kathleen (John) Puetz of Burnett and Gloria (Lynn) Hartwig of Beaver Dam; a sister-in-law, Marge Wilson of Portage; nine grandchildren; 13 step-grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 11 step-great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her first husband, Sylvester in 1972; a son, Delmer in 2007; an infant son, Sylvester; her twin sister, Leona Ewert; and two brothers, Walter and Lester.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, Feb. 11, at 1 p.m. at St. Stephen Ev. Lutheran Church in Horicon.

Rev. Daniel Seehafer will officiate, and burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Horicon.

Visitation will be at the church on Monday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Memorials may be directed to St. Stephen Ev. Lutheran Church.

The Koepsell Funeral Home, Mayville, is serving the family.