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Jeanette Nicholson


September 30, 2020

Jeanette Nicholson

September 20, 1946 - September 27, 2020

Jeanette Nicholson, age 74, of White Earth, MN, died on Sunday, September 27, 2020, at her home under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Jeanette Marie VanWert, the daughter of Arthur and Ethelbert (VanNett) VanWert, was born September 20, 1946, in White Earth, MN. Growing up she received her education at the White Earth Mission School. Jeanette was blessed with five children: Raymond, Gordon, Marty, Matthew, and Stacie, who were the center of her life. As a young woman, she loved to travel and lived in various places such as Georgia, Milwaukee, Nevada, and St. Paul, but White Earth was always Home. On August 6, 1994, Jeanette married the love of her life, David Nicholson and the couple enjoyed many wonderful years together before his death in 2007. She continued to make her home in White Earth, near her family. She was kindhearted, hardworking, and always saw the best in everyone. Jeanette will forever be cherished in the hearts of those who knew and loved her.

In her spare time, Jeanette enjoyed gardening, doing yard work and decorating. She also liked working on art and craft projects. She was often found in the kitchen cooking, especially making meals for her family. Jeanette always cherished family time together and made the most of every opportunity to hang around with her children and grandchildren. Jeanette had a fun-loving personality and looked forward to party's and socializing with friends and family. She loved animals and her cat, Jenny and dog, Star, became great companions over the years.

Jeannette is survived by her children: Raymond (Ashley) Bellcourt II, Gordon (Wa-Bi Gwah-Neence) Kiehl, Marty Kiehl and Stacie (Paul) Folstrom; brothers: Harold "Chaz" VanWert, Glenn "Neeg" Beverly VanWert and David Sheehan; sisters: Kate Jenson, Joan (Gordon) Peterson, Linda Bellcourt and Carol "Mouse" Jelnick; 18 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Ethelbert; husband, David; son, Matthew; grandson, Michael; and several aunts and uncles.

Traditional Wake Services will begin Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at the Crystal Kiehl Residence in White Earth, MN, and continue until the time of the Funeral Service, Friday, October 3, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. also at the Crystal Kiehl residence.

Following all Covid-19 safety protocols, social distancing will be practiced, and all must wear a mask to participate.

Funeral Service

Crystal Kiehl Residence

Friday, October 02, 2020

3:00 PM

White Earth, MN 56591


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