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Patricia N. Nichols, 79

Mar 6, 2016

Patricia Nichols

Winnebago Patricia Nylene Nichols, age 79, born March 11, 1936 in Austin, to Doris (Hansen) and John Chase, died Feb. 26, 2016 at her home in Winnebago.

Funeral Service were Friday, March 4, 2016 at the United Methodist Church of Winnebago. Burial will be in the Verona Cemetery at a later date.

Patty was raised by her mom and dad, Doris and Lester Lund, along with her siblings, Leonard, Dianne and Jon Robert. She went to school in Bricelyn and Blue Earth, graduating from Blue Earth High School in 1954.

She married George Nichols on April 30, 1955 and together they had five children, Paul, Ron, Linda, Donna, and Laurie. They later divorced, but George remained the love of her life. She was later married and widowed to Larry Salo, who treated her like a Queen.

She lived out the majority of her life in Blue Earth and Roswell, New Mexico. She has resided in Winnebago since 1992. She was a Dental Assistant for many years, working for Dr. John Sawyer for over 20 years in Blue Earth, for Dr. Carlton Walker in Roswell, and then Dr. Jerald Thoreson for a few years just prior to her retirement.

She was involved in Community Theater for many years in Blue Earth and in Roswell. She was a talented actress, singer, poet, painter and a loving mom and friend.

She is survived by her children, Paul Nichols, of Winnebago, Ron (Barb) Nichols, of Winnebago, Linda (Tonn) Herschberger, of Blue Earth, Donna (and significant other, Charles Whitney) Nichols, of Winnebago, Laurie (David) Langford, of Winnebago; sister, Dianne Berg, of Blue Earth; 11 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren, plus one more on the way; and one great-great granddaughter; many nieces and nephews, cousins and good friends.

Pre-deceased were her parents, Doris Dronen, Lester Lund, and John Chase; her brothers, Leonard Chase and Jon Robert Lund; and her grandson Nicholas DiRenzi.

She was blessed by her family and thankful for “her angels,” grandchildren Ashley and George Nichols who took loving care of her and allowed her to live out her last days in her own home.