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Helen M Nickerson

February 17, 1924 May 19, 2017
Helen M Nickerson
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Obituary for Helen M Nickerson

Peoria- Helen M. Nickerson, age 93, of Peoria, passed away at 4:42 AM on Friday, May 19, 2017 at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton.

Born February 17, 1924 in Peoria, she was a daughter to Roy and Elsie (Schmidt) Sanks. On September 16, 1944 Helen married Robert A. Nickerson in Peoria. He preceded her in death on February 7, 1984. She worked for Caterpillar for two years during World War II as a “Rosie the Riveter.” While working there she met the love of her life, Bobby. Helen was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church and will be remembered as loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be dearly missed.

Survivors include two children, Kevin Nickerson of Peoria and Deborah (Michael) Collins of New Orleans LA; three grandchildren Beth (Pedro) Sanchez of San Diego CA, Stacey (Cody) Dykes of Germantown Hills and Sean Collins of New Orleans, LA and daughter-in-law Mary Nickerson.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert, one son Robert A. Nickerson II, one brother and two sisters.

Funeral Mass will be 10:30 am Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at St. Thomas Catholic Church. Fr. Paul Stark will officiate. Recitation of the Rosary will be at 9:00 am at church. Visitation will be from 9:30 am until 10:30 am at the church. Entombment will follow in Resurrection Mausoleum.

Memorials in Helen’s memory may be made to Apostolic Christian Restmor Home in gratitude for their loving and outstanding care..

Friends may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com.

Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

24

May

9:30 AM 5/24/2017 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 5/24/2017 10:30:00 AM
St. Thomas Catholic Church

904 E Lake Ave
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

St. Thomas Catholic Church
904 E Lake Ave Peoria Heights 61616 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Wednesday

24

May

10:30 AM 5/24/2017 10:30:00 AM
St. Thomas Catholic Church

904 E Lake Ave
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

St. Thomas Catholic Church
904 E Lake Ave Peoria Heights 61616 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum Final Resting Place

7519 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61614

7519 N Allen Rd Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Apostolic Christian Restmor Home

Morton, IL
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