Kenseth, Nicola Sue-January 31, 2012
Nicola Sue Kenseth, age 63, beloved daughter, wife, mother and grandmother, died at Oak Park Place in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin on Tuesday morning, January 31, 2012, following a long battle with Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease.
She was born on March 26, 1948, in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, to the late Edmund Nasett and Audrey Loga Nasett. She attended school in Rockdale and Cambridge and graduated in 1966 from Cambridge High School. On October 21, 1966, she was united in marriage to Roy E. Kenseth, a lifelong resident of Cambridge, WI at the Albion Prairie Primitive Methodist Church.
Nicki began her career at the Jefferson County Courthouse, but shortly after her daughter Kelley was born in 1968, followed by a son Matthew in 1972, she embraced life as a full time homemaker. As the kids got older, she worked as a medical receptionist for Dr. Victor Soderstrom in Fort Atkinson, at Pediatrics in Fort Atkinson, and at Wisconsin Fineblanking in Deerfield, WI as a receptionist.
The Kenseth’s made their home in Cambridge, WI on Terrace Street where her lifelong friends Bev Nottestad, Judy Taitt and Marilyn Johnson spent time cultivating family relationships in the neighborhood. In 1984, the Kenseth’s moved to Rockdale, Wisconsin, into Ed and Audrey Nasett’s old house with Grandma and Grandpa just up the road. Nicki loved living in Rockdale, enjoyed the sunsets and sunrise off the Koshkonong Creek, spent time with her parents, brothers, sisters and lots of nieces and nephews.
Nicki’s biggest joy in life was her grandchildren. She was always available at home for free babysitting, cookies, reading books, exploring outside and watching movies. She grew up in the Rockdale Lutheran Church, but found her way to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ after encouragement from Edith and Colleen Kenseth. She became a member in the Willerup Methodist Church, served the youth ministry with Youth for Christ, hosted numerous Five Day Clubs and volunteered for service in any area where it was needed. Many of her later years were spent in fellowship with her mother at the Bible Baptist Church of Utica.
Nicki is survived by her husband, Roy, her children Kelley (Shawn) and Matt (Katie) and five grandchildren Ross, Amber, Evan, Kaylin & Grace. She is further survived by her mother Audrey Loga Nasett, Brothers John (Julie), Chuck (Teri), Bjorn, and Sister Cathy, in addition to numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
Funeral services for Nicki Kenseth will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 3, 2012 at Willerup Methodist Church, 414 N Water Street, Cambridge, WI 53523 with Pastor Brian Cook officiating. Relatives and friends are welcome at the Nitardy Funeral Home, Park Street, Cambridge, WI on Thursday, February 2, 2012 from 4-6 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established in Nicki’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, Agrace Hospice or Willerup Methodist Church.