Betty J. Nickel

Betty J. Nickel

JANESVILLE— Betty J. Nickel, age 84, of Janesville, went to a better place, on Friday, June 1, 2012, at home. She was born on April 17, 1928, in LaValle, WI, the daughter of Warner and Verdant (Fisher) Gehri. Betty married Harry Nickel on April 17, 1945, in Janesville. Harry was the love of her life. They just celebrated their 67th Wedding Anniversary. She was a stay at home mom, after she worked at places like Borges, Highway Trailers, Oaks Mfg. and Gilman’s. She enjoyed camping with her family for many years. She was proud to have received letters from Congressman Paul Ryan and President Wm. Clinton and a post card from the Obama’s.

Betty is survived by her husband, Harry; 3 children: Linda Jensen (Ruth Fleck) of McAllen, TX, Larry Nickel and Dale Nickel both Janesville; 7 grandchildren: Dana Jensen (2 grand dogs, Pimpy & Jazzy), Janesville, DeAnn (Brian) Boyne, TN, Andrew Nickel (Carrie Boudreau), Janesville, Brooke Nickel (Scotty Boyne), IL, David (Lacey) Nickel, TX, Phillip (Mariah) Nickel, Beloit and Valerie Myher, Janesville; 13 great grandchildren; brothers, sister, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Michael Staver and Danny Gehri; and sister-in-law, Rosie Gehri.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. at the Chapel at MILTON LAWNS MEMORIAL PARK. Friends may call from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the chapel at Milton Lawns Memorial Park. Schneider Apfel Schneider & Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the family. For online obituary and registry: