Betty Nichols

Betty Nichols

Betty J. Nichols of Otsego, Michigan, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2015 in Otsego. She was born November 1, 1935 in Cheshire to Frank and Ruth (Mudgett) Trutsch and graduated from Allegan High School. For over 20 years she was employed at Alamo Nursing Home.

On February 17, 1956 in Otsego she married Jack V. Nichols, who died in 2013. Also preceding her in death were her parents; a son, Ralph Nichols; a grandson, Ralph Nichols II; and a brother, Harold Trutsch.

She is survived by her children, Esta Nichols and John (Heather) Nichols, both of Otsego, and Rose (Mike) Peters of Pullman; grandchildren, Amber (Jason) Breedveld, Thomas (Meghan) Nichols, Roxanne (Shawn) Quibell and Deanna (Gavin) Willard; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Martha Simpson; several nieces and nephews.

Friends may meet with Betty’s family at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, beginning at noon on Saturday, March 28, 2015 until the time of the service at 1:00 P.M. with celebrant Bill Rose officiating. Cremation will follow with burial of ashes at Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta.

Contributions in memory of Betty may be made to the Otsego Rescue Fund.

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  1. Dawn Forney says:

    My prayers are with you Esta, John ,Rose & family .Betty was a warm hearted person .Always put others before herself .A hard worker always a smile .Gods speed Betty .R.I.P.

  2. Diane (DeGood) McPherson says:

    Esta, John and Rose ,
    So sorry for the loss of your mother, a warm smile I am sure you will miss. My Sympathy

  3. Jim Hoffman says:

    Dear John and family, my Sympathy for you on the loss of your Mother. Losing our Mom’s are so hard for us. I lost my Sweet Mom in January.Keeping you all in my prayers.

  4. Sarah(Seekman)Isbrecht says:

    John, Amber, and Tom my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. Sue Parsons says:

    John and Heather Sorry to hear about your loss if there is anything we can help with let us know.

    You’re in our thoughts.

  6. class of 1980 says:

    The class of 1980 send their deepest condolences to the Nichols family’s.

  7. Diane lee (Nichols)Beam says:

    John, Esta , Rose and families- may you find peace in the knowledge that Aunt Betty is in the arm’s of the angels, never to be unhappy or sick or lonely from this day on!
    Aunt Betty was a great person to know. She was always smiling
    and ready with a kind wordto everyone!
    Even though I have not seen her often in quite a few years, she is
    always in my heart.

  8. Linda (Tuffelmire) Muienzer says:

    To all of Betty’s Family
    Sorry to hear of Betty’ s passing. We were neighbors when we were younger. It has been a few years since I last talked to Betty. My thoughts are with the family at this difficult time.

  9. Tina & Bart Junker says:

    Esta, John & Rose
    Our thoughts & prayers are with you. Such a sad loss. I’m so glad that she was a part in my life. Ive known her all my life….I will sadly miss her. Remembering our childhoods, makes me smile.

  10. Pamela & Shanon Bryant says:

    Esta and Family,
    Please accept our sincerest sympathy for the loss of your Mom. She will be remembered as a steadfast worker with an easy going attitude who enjoyed her Tab and Snickers at break time.

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