Sheldon “Nick” Nickel

Sheldon “Nick” Nickel,

83, passed away on De-

cember 7, 2020 in Minot,

ND from complications of

the COVID-19 virus.

Nick was born in Penn-

sylvania to David and

Minnie Nickel. He and his

brothers, Bob and Larry,

and his sister Sue were

raised in Mt. Holly

Springs, PA.

Nick was encouraged

by his family to join the

Military. He became an

Aircraft Mechanic in the

U.S. Air Force where he

served for 27 years. The

Air Force brought Nick to

Minot, North Dakota,

where he met and married

Geraldine Kwasigroch in

1960. Together they had

three children, Peter,

Rhonda and John, and be-

came proud grandparents

of Jeremy and Ashley. The

Air Force took the family

to bases all over the world

and finally back to Minot

where Nick retired. After

retirement from the mili-

tary, Nick joined his

brother-in-law Kenny as a

roofer in Minot until his

full retirement.

Nick enjoyed hunting,

fishing, family get-toget-

hers and daily outings

with his friends. His sense

of humor touched every-

one that he came into

contact with. He will be

missed by all.

Nick is survived by his

wife Geraldine “Gerry”

Nickel, Minot; Daughter

Rhonda Thomas & Hus-

band Jason “Jay” Thomas,

Minot; Grandchildren:

Jeremy Berg, Lake Tahoe,

NV, Ashley Berg, Minot;

Step Grandsons: Jason

Thomas, Minot, Keith

Thomas, Las Vegas, NV;

Sisters-In-Law: Karen

Anderson, Minot, Carla

Kwasigroch, Minot along

with numerous Nieces,

Nephews and Cousins.

Nick was preceded in

death by his Parents: Da-

vid & Minnie Nickel;

Sons: Peter & John Nickel;

Brothers: Bob & Larry

Nickel; Sister: Sue

Brewer; Parents-In-Law:

Peter & Olive Kwasigroch

and Brother-In-Law: Ken-

ny Kwasigroch.

Graveside Service:

10:00 a.m. Wednesday,

December 30, 2020, at

Sunset Memorial Gar-


Visitation: Tuesday, De-

cember 29, 2020, from

4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

at the Thomas Family

Funeral Home, Minot.

Face coverings and social

distancing guidelines re-

quired to attend.

Memories and con-

dolences can be shared at



Thomas Family Funeral

Home of Minot is entrust-ed with arrangements.