Adaline Anna Hoven Nichols, age 98, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, at Agrace HospiceCare.
She was born on July 18, 1919, in Plankington, S.D., the daughter of Jacob Charles and Susanna Elizabeth (Hanten) Hoven. She moved to Wisconsin when she was 9 months old. Adaline attended grade school in Mazomanie and Madison. She graduated from Lone Rock High School in 1936. Adaline also graduated from Harper Method School of Beauty. She worked at Yost’s Beauty Salon in Madison until she was married. Later in life, she worked at the Harp and Kettle Cheese House in Monona.
Adaline married Stanley Leroy Nichols on April 4, 1942, in Benton, Ark. where Stan was stationed at Camp Robinson. Stan died April 3, 1995. They were married for 53 years. Adaline and Stanley moved to Monona in 1945 and lived there for 24 years. They then moved to McFarland in 1969. Adaline enjoyed crocheting, genealogy, needlework, wood carving, and working in the yard. Adaline is survived by one son, Stanley Arthur (Virginia) Nichols of McFarland; grandchildren, Dale (Mandy) Nichols of Stuttgaart, Germany, and their children Johanna Adaline and Isabella Anna Nichols; Scott (Beata) Nichols of Portage, and Dawn (Erik) of Olszewski of Wauwatosa and their son Owen Kenneth Olszewski; sister-in-law, Jacqueline Hoven; and many nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Stanley; siblings, Nicholas Hoven, Eva (Evelyn) Mundstock, Marie Parrell, Peter Hoven, Armella Heizler, Bernard Hoven, Genevieve Patzer and Herman Hoven; father and mother-in-law, Arthur and Florence (Godden) Nichols; brothers-in-law, Merwin Nichols, James Heizler, Reuben Patzer and Louis Parrell; and sisters-in-law, Lucille Hoven, Margaret Hoven, Eugenia Hoven and Doris Nichols.
Funeral services will be held at Gunderson East Funeral & Cremation Care, 5203 Monona Dr., Madison, at 11 a.m., on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. Entombment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held at the funeral home, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Olbrich Botanical Society, Inc. or to Agrace HospiceCare, Inc. The family wishes to thank the staff at McFarland Villa, especially Tammy McAdams, and also to the staff of Agrace HospiceCare for all of their wonderful care and support given to Adaline.