Date of Death: April 3, 2024

Service Details

Visitation will be held Monday, April 8, 2024, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Hohner Funeral Home, 1004 Arnold St., Three Rivers. A memorial service will follow at noon at the funeral home with Rev. Derl Keefer officiating. She will be laid to rest at Prairie River Cemetery.

Obituary Notice

Nichole “Nickie” Mae Haines, 51, of Three Rivers, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 3, 2024 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born March 12, 1973 in Three Rivers to Larry and Patricia (Crego) Haines. Nickie was a fighter from the time of her birth weighing only 1 pound, 13 ounces and spending roughly 6 months in the hospital. This led to some challenges throughout her life which she worked hard to overcome.

Nickie graduated with the Class of 1992 from Three Rivers High School, where she excelled in athletics, playing varsity basketball and softball.  She went on to work as a dietary aide at local nursing homes.

When diagnosed with lung cancer in October of 2021, she continued to battle and fought to the very end. She entered the world a fighter and left as a fighter, making her family very proud.

She loved her family – especially her nieces and great-nephew – and always had high hopes for her future.

Remaining to cherish her memory are her parents, Larry and Patricia Haines; sisters, Michelle (Brian) Milnamow and Kim (Scott) Roderick; nieces, Briana Roderick, Morgan Roderick, Rachel (Shane) Rodenburg, and Olivia Milnamow; great-nephew, Nolan Adams; several beloved aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Additional Information

Donations in Nickie’s memory may be directed to the American Lung Association or Elara Caring Hospice Foundation. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

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  1. Pat, Larry, Michelle and Kim,
    Our hearts break for you and your family at this time. So many fond memories of Nickie from the time she and Scott were at Johnny Cake together. Our prayers go out to you

  2. I am so sad to hear of Nickie’s passing. I always had a special spot for her. I can hear her sweet little voice whenever I think about her.
    I pray you find comfort in all the special memories you have of her.

  3. Larry and Pat. I am so sorry to hear of Nickie’s.passing. I remember when my Mom called me in California and told me she was born and so tiny. My parents thought the world of you and your girls. Love and hugs to you both and the girls.

    • I remember babysitting Nicki and her sister’s, thank you for entrusting me with your beautiful girls. She will always be in my heart. My sincere condolences.

    • I remember watching her in awe, as a child. You told me that she was a “miracle baby,” and I believed it. Still do. Thoughts and prayers for your family. She will always be remembered as a blessing and a fighter.

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