Mindy Nicklaus

mindy nicklaus
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Mindy Elizabeth Nicklaus, 33 Beloved Mother, Daughter, Sister, Cousin, and Friend Mindy Elizabeth Nicklaus was born on June 10, 1988, in Fargo, to her parents, Gary and Jan Nicklaus. She was raised in West Fargo and graduated from Woodrow Wilson. As a natural caretaker, she was employed with Fraser, Ltd for 10 years where she provided support for individuals with disabilities and homeless or at-risk adolescents. Mindy was well known for her love of all things beautiful, including makeup and anything pink and sparkly. She loved music and could often be found blaring her favorite tunes and spinning around in circles on the floor faster than should be physically possible. As the embodiment of genuine love, compassion and sincerity, Mindy was a fiercely loyal friend and self-proclaimed “Daddy’s Girl” who valued the people in her life. She enjoyed spending time with her family at the lake and the occasional girl’s night out. Her greatest joy in life was being a mother, and she loved her four beautiful children more than words can say. Mindy has joined in heaven her beloved brother, Joshua Peter Nicklaus; her grandparents Ruth and Peter Wumkes; and her grandfathers - Willy Nicklaus and Don Habeck. She is survived by her four beautiful children - Chance James, Ciera Rain, Mariah Skye, Ryder LK; their father, Isaiah Charbonneau; her parents - Gary (Shannon) Nicklaus and Jan (Brian) Nicklaus; her brothers - Kenneth (Brenda) Lavallie III, Colin (Autumn) Grant, Joshua (Star) Grant; her grandmother, Marlene Jordet; her aunts - Gail Shutz and Sandy (Dan) Wohler; her uncle, Mike Schutz; her cousins - Ericka (Darin) Barnett, Amanda (Lester) Erickson, Jesse (Matthew) Emineth; and her best friends - Mary “Lymbo” Rodriguez, Kim Larson, Amber Greco and Aubree Wilson. “Goodbyes are not forever, nor are they the end. They simply mean I’ll Miss You, until we meet again”

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  1. With deepest sympathy for such a sweet girl, mom, daughter, cousin and friend to so many. Mindy you will be missed by all. We are all heartbroken 💔 RIP 🪦

  2. I don’t think I’ll ever believe your gone.. since you were 13, I’ve always had your back, always been there whenever you needed me, and every time I made sure I was there because your personality and warm smile always could turn a bad day good.. our last memory will always stay inside my heart.. love you always and forever

  3. RIP Minnie–loved your spirit-your laugh and your smile. We all shall miss you dearly.
    Love you. Rhonda

  4. Can’t believe your gone Minnie…we haven’t hung out in years but I will always cherish the friendship we had!! It was always so fun to be with you…tons of laughter 🥲 You were an amazing human with a beautiful soul and I’m sorry you had to leave so soon 💔 Until we meet again my friend 🙏🏼

  5. Thanks you for always bringing a smile around. You were beautiful inside and stunning on the outside. You will forever be missed. Fly High Beautiful Angel and watch over all of us 🙏💞😔

  6. Dear Mindy, I am at such a loss. You are an incredibly loving and helpful friend, sister, cousin and mother. You helped me when times were dark and I am forever grateful. I am going to miss you. Love you Mindy.

  7. Oh how I love ❤️ you Mindy ❤️You are one of the kindest woman I have ever known! A true beauty and such a great sense of humor. I remember our laughs and you three girls on the balconies lol ❤️I can’t believe your gone so soon. I trust God has you wrapped in his arms right now and forever. So my dearest friend until we meet again I love you RIH

  8. My dear Mindy, I am so sad, you were one of the kindest, genuinely sweetest, compassionate people I’ve ever known. We’ve known eachother for years, but only recently got to really know the real people we actually are in our recovery. I’m so saddened, that I don’t now get to continue to know even more of you. You were such a light in my darkest days, and helped me find that light inside of me again. I will only ever speak so highly as to what an influence you were and will continue to be in my recovery. I will see you again one day my friend, I know that for sure, you had a hell of a beautiful soul and you know my love for beautiful things❤️ until we meet again, love you!!!

  9. What a beautiful young lady. Gone way too soon. My deepest sympathies to you Gary and your entire family. My heart breaks for you all. For every tear you shed, there is a prayer in my heart for you.

  10. The sweetest momma and kindest cousin 💕 You will be dearly missed. Rest in peace and say hi to our loved ones 💗

  11. Dear cousin, you will be missed – your caring soul and love for your little ones is to be undoubtedly admired. Your beautiful light will be missed but will remain with those who need it. Rest in peace, Mindy <3

  12. Rest In Peace beautiful Mindy. You will be missed by so many. I remember our times together and will cherish them.

  13. Rest in peace mindy im glad i got to meet you when i did because i knew you and my husband shane have been friends for years and you’ve always had his back i know he will miss you deeply and so will i.

  14. I am at a lost for words and heart broken. You always put other before yourself. Being a mom made you so happy. Way to soon, rest in peace sweet soul.

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