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Irene E. "Rene" Nickerson

March 17, 1945 — January 9, 2022

Irene E. “Rene” Nickerson, 76, of Ligonier, IN passed away at 4:45 p.m. on Sunday, January 9, 2022 at Avalon Village Nursing Home in Ligonier, IN.  She was born on March 17, 1945 in Helvesiek, Germany to Nicolai & Maria (Rocki) Hubko.

She earned a B.A. degree from the University of Illinois and graduated from Madonna High School in Chicago IL.  Her most accomplished position was as a mother to three very successful children.  She formerly worked as a bank teller, was an assistant to a professor at Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL and was a real estate appraiser.  She moved from Germany at the age of 5 years old to Chicago where she grew up.  During almost 40 years of marriage, she lived in several cities in the United States, finally settling in Schererville, IN for many years before moving to Ligonier.

Member of the Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Schererville.

She is survived by:

2 Daughters – Dawn (Ted) Bordeleau of Orange, CT; Heather (Arjon) Nickerson of Carlsbad, CA

Son – James M. Nickerson, III of Cromwell, IN

3 Grandchildren – Nelson Bordeleau; Jack Bordeleau; and Lilly Bordeleau

Former Husband - James M. Nickerson, Jr. of Cromwell IN

She was preceded in death by her parents & grandson – Teddy Bordeleau.

Cremation will take place at Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, 4356 N. St. Rd. 15, Warsaw, IN.  A private Celebration of Life service organized by her family will be held at a later date.  Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse, IN is in charge of arrangements.

Preferred memorials may be given to the donor’s choice.

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