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Age 78

Date of Death January 13, 2016

Place of Death Three Rivers, Michigan

Service Details

The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Monday, January 18, 2016 at the Hohner Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. at Hohner Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 with Pastor Randy Peterson of Porter Baptist Church officiating.
Interment will be held at Poe Cemetery.


Obituary Notice

Donna Jean Nichols, age 78, of Three Rivers passed away at her home on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 to be reunited in heaven with her husband, Rolland and their daughter, Tina. She was born on November 15, 1937 in Three Rivers to the late Don and Edna (Lincoln)Weiandt.
On April 26, 1957 she was united in marriage to Rolland Nichols whom preceded her in death on February 10, 1997. Together they shared thirty nine years of marriage and raised four children, Teri (Rick) Hanchon, Todd (Karen) Nichols, Tamara (Steve) Babcock, and the late Tina Nichols.
In addition to her three surviving children, seven granddaughters survive Tiffany (Josh) Gold, Holly (Anthony) Granzotto, Courtney (Josh) Schroeder, Carl y Nichols, Nicole(John Graham) Babcock, Tara Babcock, and Shelbe Bruystens and one great granddaughter, Presleigh Schroeder, two sisters-in-law, Carol Weiandt and Bev (Graden) Kundert. Many nieces and nephews and cousins also survive. Donna was always surrounded by her girls, always leaving one son outnumbered.
Donna grew up with four sisters, Jan (Roger) Anderson, Julie Richard, Margaret (Dave) Galinet, and Shelly (Fred) Burnett whom all survive. In addition to her husband, Rolland and daughter, Tina she was also preceded in death by one brother, Terry Weiandt , sister-in-law, Eleanor (Ted) Daniels, and brother-in-law, Lyle Richard.
Donna retired from Upjohn Company in Kalamazoo where she was employed for thirty five years. Upon her early retirement she moved to The Villages in Florida where she enjoyed the warm weather, sunshine, and bowling. She then moved back to Three Rivers within the last three years due to her declining health.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The family of Donna Nichols would like to extend their sincere thanks to the staff of Reverence Hospice and a special thank you to Katie and Vicki.
Memorial donations may be directed to Reverence Home Health and Hospice or St. John’s Lutheran Church. Envelopes available at Hohner Funeral Home in care of arrangements.




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Condolence Messages(4)
Sorry to read of Donna's passing and we are thinking of the entire family at this time...Donna was my first baby sitter and we always laughed about that when we spoke. Good memories be with you.

Mary Kay & Andy Todd gave their condolences on 1/15/2016 at 12:32 PM


Donna and I had know each other since we were 2 years old. She always said we would sit on the curb and throw stones at the cars going by- I don't remember that! My Mom taught us the children's song "Playmates" and every time I hear or think of that song I think of Donna. When we started kindergarten Donna would stand in front of the school and wait for me to arrive. I would refuse to get out of the car and Donna would come over and say "Come on Neenee ( she couldn't say Anita) I will walk in with you and she'd take my hand and we'd walk in together. We went to Sunday School, Bible School and Girl Scouts together. We rode bikes, went to "Pops" roller rink, had our 1st crushes, told each other our secrets, got mad at each other and then made up. Then when my family moved away we still kept in touch, always writing letters about family, friends, boyfriends, problems and our big plans. We shared our engagement and wedding plans and sent pictures of our children from kindergarten through their high school years. Finally after 35 years we were able to get together again and it was like we never been apart. Donna was a very special friend and I shall miss her very much! Goodbye my special "Playmate" Till we meet again. Love always, Anita

Anita Hamilton gave their condolences on 1/15/2016 at 4:02 PM


Sorry to hear of Donna's passing. I worked with her at Upjohn's in Sterile Packaging. We also continued with Retiree lunches. Lots of good memories. Sharon Padgett

Sharon Padgett gave their condolences on 1/17/2016 at 6:42 PM


I'm very sorry for the loss of your loved one. May Donna rest in peace; free from all suffering.

Jim Haldy gave their condolences on 1/19/2016 at 11:48 AM

Age 78

Date of Death January 13, 2016

Place of Death Three Rivers, Michigan

Service Details

The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Monday, January 18, 2016 at the Hohner Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. at Hohner Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 with Pastor Randy Peterson of Porter Baptist Church officiating.
Interment will be held at Poe Cemetery.


Obituary Notice

Donna Jean Nichols, age 78, of Three Rivers passed away at her home on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 to be reunited in heaven with her husband, Rolland and their daughter, Tina. She was born on November 15, 1937 in Three Rivers to the late Don and Edna (Lincoln)Weiandt.
On April 26, 1957 she was united in marriage to Rolland Nichols whom preceded her in death on February 10, 1997. Together they shared thirty nine years of marriage and raised four children, Teri (Rick) Hanchon, Todd (Karen) Nichols, Tamara (Steve) Babcock, and the late Tina Nichols.
In addition to her three surviving children, seven granddaughters survive Tiffany (Josh) Gold, Holly (Anthony) Granzotto, Courtney (Josh) Schroeder, Carl y Nichols, Nicole(John Graham) Babcock, Tara Babcock, and Shelbe Bruystens and one great granddaughter, Presleigh Schroeder, two sisters-in-law, Carol Weiandt and Bev (Graden) Kundert. Many nieces and nephews and cousins also survive. Donna was always surrounded by her girls, always leaving one son outnumbered.
Donna grew up with four sisters, Jan (Roger) Anderson, Julie Richard, Margaret (Dave) Galinet, and Shelly (Fred) Burnett whom all survive. In addition to her husband, Rolland and daughter, Tina she was also preceded in death by one brother, Terry Weiandt , sister-in-law, Eleanor (Ted) Daniels, and brother-in-law, Lyle Richard.
Donna retired from Upjohn Company in Kalamazoo where she was employed for thirty five years. Upon her early retirement she moved to The Villages in Florida where she enjoyed the warm weather, sunshine, and bowling. She then moved back to Three Rivers within the last three years due to her declining health.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The family of Donna Nichols would like to extend their sincere thanks to the staff of Reverence Hospice and a special thank you to Katie and Vicki.
Memorial donations may be directed to Reverence Home Health and Hospice or St. John’s Lutheran Church. Envelopes available at Hohner Funeral Home in care of arrangements.


View Memorial Video:


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Condolence Messages(4)
Sorry to read of Donna's passing and we are thinking of the entire family at this time...Donna was my first baby sitter and we always laughed about that when we spoke. Good memories be with you.

Mary Kay & Andy Todd gave their condolences on 1/15/2016 at 12:32 PM


Donna and I had know each other since we were 2 years old. She always said we would sit on the curb and throw stones at the cars going by- I don't remember that! My Mom taught us the children's song "Playmates" and every time I hear or think of that song I think of Donna. When we started kindergarten Donna would stand in front of the school and wait for me to arrive. I would refuse to get out of the car and Donna would come over and say "Come on Neenee ( she couldn't say Anita) I will walk in with you and she'd take my hand and we'd walk in together. We went to Sunday School, Bible School and Girl Scouts together. We rode bikes, went to "Pops" roller rink, had our 1st crushes, told each other our secrets, got mad at each other and then made up. Then when my family moved away we still kept in touch, always writing letters about family, friends, boyfriends, problems and our big plans. We shared our engagement and wedding plans and sent pictures of our children from kindergarten through their high school years. Finally after 35 years we were able to get together again and it was like we never been apart. Donna was a very special friend and I shall miss her very much! Goodbye my special "Playmate" Till we meet again. Love always, Anita

Anita Hamilton gave their condolences on 1/15/2016 at 4:02 PM


Sorry to hear of Donna's passing. I worked with her at Upjohn's in Sterile Packaging. We also continued with Retiree lunches. Lots of good memories. Sharon Padgett

Sharon Padgett gave their condolences on 1/17/2016 at 6:42 PM


I'm very sorry for the loss of your loved one. May Donna rest in peace; free from all suffering.

Jim Haldy gave their condolences on 1/19/2016 at 11:48 AM