October 3, 1932 - August 22, 2020
Elaine's service can be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/451866052 Elaine Joann Nicklaus, age 87, passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by loved ones on August 22, 2020. Elaine was born to Adolph and Hilda Anderson, the thirteenth of fourteen children in Walcott North Dakota. She shared many stories of growing up with her family there. She had the gift of voice and sang in school, church, and many private events. She also, as she called it, "tinkered" on the piano. Her love of music was passed on to all her family. Elaine was a homemaker, raising seven children and helping raise many of her grandchildren. She kept track of all birthdays and never was a card forgotten. Her joy in life was her children, her grandchildren, and her great-grandchildren. Elaine had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to laugh, even at her own expense. She was someone who cared more about others' needs than her own. Her generosity and giving heart knew no bounds. She had a deep faith and always reminded her loved ones to pray and to "count your blessings." Wally and Deann Plante, Oryce Carlson, and Sandra "Tuba" Sigmond were blessings to her, and she loved them deeply. Elaine was very civic-minded and liked to stay current on world events and politics. Her heart was always with the underdog. Elaine will live lovingly in the hearts of all those left behind and is survived by one brother and six children. Brother: James (Fran) Anderson, South Bend, IN Children: Annele Nelson of Fargo ND, Brian (Marcy) Nicklaus of Litchville ND, Todd (Patty) Nicklaus of Fargo ND, Trent Nicklaus of Fargo ND, Michele Talbott of Fargo ND and Stacey Nicklaus of Fargo ND. She was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Nick Nicklaus, her loving daughter, Cindy Nicklaus, and her granddaughter, Sarah Marie Nicklaus. Her treasures in life, her 16 grandchildren, Jason Nicklaus, Shane Nicklaus, Ashley Nicklaus, John Mondragon (Elise), Mason Nicklaus, Alex Talbott, Josh Nicklaus, Todd Quintero, Jordan Olien, Madison Dunkirk, Zach Nicklaus, Sophia Dunkirk, Molly Nicklaus, Magnolia Talbott, Brianna Nicklaus and Spencer Nicklaus and her three great-grandchildren, Rylan Nicklaus, Connor Nicklaus, Thia Anne Nicklaus and was so excited for the upcoming birth of John and Elise Mondragon's baby. The service will be streamed on the funeral home’s website.
Elaine's service can be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/451866052 Elaine Joann Nicklaus, age 87, passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by loved ones on August 22, 2020. Elaine was born to Adolph and Hilda Anderson, the thirteenth of... View Obituary & Service Information
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