Nina Adelaide (Nichols) Higgins, 103, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, at Whitewater Health Services in St. Charles.
Nina was born in Oronoco Township on April 11, 1916, to Arthur and Addie (Clark) Nichols. On March 21, 1936, she married Ernest Higgins in Rochester. They lived for a short time on a farm near Eyota and then moved into Eyota.
Nina will be remembered for her wonderful sense of humor. She grew up on a farm and told how she loved working with her "Dad." She enjoyed gardening, playing games and telling jokes.
Nina loved her Lord and was looking forward to meeting Ernie and dancing with him on the "Golden Streets." She studied her Bible faithfully and loved to discuss the scriptures. Nina and Ernie were dedicated charter members of the Grace Community Church of Eyota.
Nina is survived by her children, Dolores (Jack) Rother of Eyota, LeRoy (Mary) Higgins of Eyota, and Randy (Mavis) Higgins of Dodge Center; daughter-in-law, Carol Higgins of Rochester; son-in-law, Richard Skillestad of Eyota; sister-in-law, Bessie Nichols of Rochester; 13 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ernest; one son, Duane; one daughter, LaVonne Skillestad; four brothers and two sisters.
Funeral service is 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at Grace Community Church in Eyota with Pastor Mark Young officiating. Burial is at Oak Grove Cemetery, Eyota. Visitation is 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at Schad & Zabel Funeral Home in Eyota and one hour prior to the service Friday at the church.
Memorials are preferred to Grace Community Church or Seasons Hospice.
Schad & Zabel Funeral Home, Eyota; Schadandzabelfuneralhomes.com.