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Nicolene DeGeest

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From: Jan Conrad

I am very sorry to hear of Niki's passing. I remember so well all of our visits down to Melcher to see her and Pat and Uncle Raymond and Aunt Lucille. I always enjoyed being with them. I am so sorry I could not attend the funeral. May you rest in peace, Niki! God bless you and your family!

4/2/2017 4:34:04 PM

From: Fred Chabot

I was saddened to learn that Niki had passed away. I worked with her at the 132nd Fighter Wing when she was a personnel officer. I was also her supervisor at Headquarters, Iowa Air National Guard, Camp Dodge, from 1991 through 2000. Niki served the women and men of the Iowa ANG with great distinction and contributed to the solution of many difficult personnel issues during that period. Her work was consistently of the highest quality and she was held in high regard by all who worked with her or benefitted from her knowledge. She was always an outstanding citizen-airman and patriot. May she Rest In Peace in God's loving embrace.

4/1/2017 10:32:16 PM

From: Jim & Cheray Fredregill

So sorry to hear of Nikki's passing. She was one of my earliest supervisors in my ANG career. She was a great friend and mentor. She ultimately introduced me to my husband of 25 years during a drill weekend. We will love and cherish the memories always.

3/28/2017 6:37:47 PM

From: Keela DeGeest

I just want to say on behalf of her son Brad and myself that we truly appreciate everyone's kind words and sympathy towards his Mother, Niki. It makes us happy to hear she was loved by so many, both personally and at the Guard where she helped many. The two of us will be present for her services on Thursday for anyone planning to join us and immediately following the reception. Thank you all for the support, she will be dearly missed by us and her extended family.

3/27/2017 12:50:34 PM

From: Viki Sauerman

I met Nikki over 20 years ago through a mutual friend. I loved her personality her quick wit and her great smile. That was a long time ago sure don't know where the time goes. She loved her animals she also helped out and took the little multese we had named Sammy

3/27/2017 9:44:37 AM

From: Bobbie Nelson

I was shocked to see in the paper today the loss of Niki, I remember when she joined ANG as I was one of the five Civil Service women who worked in different area, till the Air National Guard started to enlist women.She was a gem and laughed and knew her job. My prayers and sympathy are with you all at this sad time. May she now RIP with our father in heaven. Roberta (Bobbie) Nelson

3/26/2017 5:59:48 PM

From: Jason Conrad

RIP Aunt Nicky. Stay strong Brian and Brad, I remember visiting your house during the summer when I was younger and she was always great to me, God bless.

3/24/2017 2:41:19 PM

From: Col Steve Van Every

I was very sorry to hear of Nicky's passing. She was a nice lady, knew her job very well, and was a pleasure to be around. Godspeed Nicky.

3/22/2017 4:00:08 PM

From: Kate Schultz

So sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. I worked with her when I first started working at the Air National Guard Base in 1998. May you always remember the great times with her.

3/22/2017 3:55:22 PM

From: Doris Garland

So sorry to hear of Nicky passing. I knew her through the air guard. She was a good friend and coworker. Condolences to the family. She will certainly be missed.??

3/21/2017 4:44:12 PM

From: Sandie Norton

Brian and Brad I was so saddened that your Mom left this world for her eternal home. I will always remember how your Mom, you two, Jennifer, and I would meet at Hardees on our way to the Air Guard's Children's Christmas Party. God Speed Nikki, you will live in the hearts of many.

3/21/2017 2:15:03 PM

From: Carolyn Smith

I am so saddened to hear of Nicky's passing. I went to school with her at Melcher-Dallas and have fond memories of her. My thoughts are with her children and Pat her brother.

3/21/2017 5:16:44 AM

From: Brig Gen Doug PIerce

I am so sorry to hear about the loss Nicky - she was such a pleasure to work with at the ANG. Always had a smile and was very knowledgeable about her duties and responsibilities. God Speed, Nicky!

3/20/2017 11:05:23 AM

From: Gloria Conrad

I'm so sorry to learn of Niki's passing! She was a special person in so many ways. I'll miss her and want to express my condolences to her family.

3/19/2017 4:05:14 PM

From: Zita Lovell

I was so sorry to hear of Nicky passing. I worked at the Air Guard with her. She was a good person. May God be with your family at this time. RIP my friend.

3/19/2017 2:09:50 PM

From: Niru Pandeya

I knew her through the Air Guard. She always had her cheerful disposition and that radiant, bright smile! She was always there to help any one need. You will be missed by all of us , whoever was lucky enough to get to know you. May God always bless you and the angels look after you .RIP. Prayers for family and friends.

3/19/2017 1:34:03 PM

From: Barbara Bailey Williams

I'm very sorry to hear of Nicky's passing, even though I know she is with God, free of all illnesses and problems. I remember a special time when her family lived in a desert community, taking care of a gas station and a restaurant. Nicky contracted a serious illness and was in hospital for quite a long time. My family met up with her family after Nicky was released, and we celebrated her return and enjoyed a wonderful time together. She turned out to be quite a special lady. God's blessings upon Nicky and for her family.

3/19/2017 1:19:22 PM

From: Dr. Jeff Nelson

To Nicky's family I am so sorry to hear of her passing. I was a high school classmate of Nicky and treasured her friendship. She was an outstanding student and athlete. She will be missed. Prayers to the family.

3/19/2017 12:29:58 PM

From: Trish Nelson

I am so sorry to hear of my cousin Nicky's passing. I have so many great memories from our growing up years - riding bikes around the neighborhood, playing basketball.. She loved to laugh and have fun. I always looked up to her. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

3/19/2017 8:28:06 AM

From: Kathie Verwers Perryman

So sorry to hear of your loss. My mind wanders to happier times spent with Nicky as a child. My parents bought the house on the east side of Melcher that they lived in. Nicky and I spent many hours playing in the neighborhood. God bless you all.

3/18/2017 8:12:13 PM

From: Marilyn Luscri McMillen

So shocked & saddened to hear of her passing. She was a wonderful person with a kind soul. Prayers to her family. You are in my thoughts & prayers.

3/18/2017 7:14:49 PM

From: Jim Conrad

I'm very sorry to hear of her passing. I have many good memories of her and all your family. God bless.

3/18/2017 2:54:54 PM