Dennis William Nickels

09/15/1945   —   11/14/2020

Memorial Contributions

Edward W. and Barbara J.

Nickels Memorial Scholarship

The Ferris Foundation

 420 Oak Street, Prakken 101

Big Rapids MI 49307

or online


The Guestbook
  • Kevin Christ

    So sorry to hear that Dennis has passed. While I moved to Texas from Michigan over 20 years ago, I have many warm memories of Dennis. He was instrumental in opening the partnership door for me at Deloitte so many years ago, as we worked the State of Michigan together. He was driven, optimistic and caring, and I am thankful to have known him. He was a great storyteller and a true friend. Love to Randi and the girls in this difficult time.

  • Kimberly VanderWeert

    You have my deepest condolences. I know you were all very close as a family, and while this will make your loss especially painful, I hope you your memories will bring you comfort in the days and months ahead.

    As was Dennis’s wish, I have sent a contribution to the Edward W. and Barbara J. Nickels Memorial Scholarship.

    Thinking of you,


  • Woody and Pat Edens

    Dearest Randi and family.
    Woody and I were crushed when you called today. Our memories of our times at Notre Dame and tailgating and especially the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans and the trip to the Keys are some of our favorite memories! We loved the phone calls to wish Mississippi State good luck during games! I know you aren’t on Facebook much but I posted a fun pic of you and me and will repost it to your page when you feel like looking. Please call us at 615-483-9762 or email me at when you are settled so we can stay in touch! You and the girls are in our prayers. Know you are loved and will develop the strength you need.
    Love, Woody and Pat Edens

  • Leigh Anne Bakel

    Dear Sarah and the rest of the Nickels Family,
    We are so sorry to hear about you Dad. He was such an amazing person from the stories above, and he certainly gave us a great gift in giving us you as part of our team. We hope you find some time for peace, reflection, and connection as a family right now. Please know we are all thinking of you. We made a donation in your Dad’s honor to the Edward W. and Barbara J. Nickels Memorial Scholarship.
    Love, The Clinical Effectiveness Team

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