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“Dear Janet, David and Gordon,Sylvia Miller sent me an email concerning the loss of your Mother Rose Ann. I have fond memories of your parents when I...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Joy Niswander - Lima, NY

“There are few women we have known who so accurately reflect what it means to be a Christian woman who loves the Lord, living a consistent life to...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Wes & Elaine Willis - Fort Mill

“Rose Ann is a dear friend, always willing to lend a helping hand. Her walk with the Lord was an example to all. God bless her wWonderful children: ...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Vi & Bob Fansler - Fort Wayne, IN

“Our sympathy to the family. We remember Rose Ann as being a nice lady years ago when we attended First Missionary Church. ”
4 of 15 | Posted by: Olin and Rita Neuenschwander

“Dear Janet & family .... We share your loss in having to say not a good-bye, but "until we see you again Mom" ... as she has graduated to glory! Can...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Sharon Van Hoffen - Friend

“My memories of your mom are so loving. Such beautiful eyes that always touched my heart.I will always remember the great love and care that I...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Sherri Reynolds - Markle - Friend

“David & family, sincere condolences. Focusing on memories and great times will help you through this challenging time. ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: Brenda Kelley - Nashville, IN

“Janet, praying for you and your family at this time. Sounds like you had a wonderful mom - what a blessing to your ministry ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Gwen Pinkerton - Bear, DE

“So very sorry for your GREAT loss! Your mom was such a precious lady! She will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you all!!...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Jan & Phil Logan - Fort Wayne, IN

“So very sorry for your GREAT loss! Your mom was such a p lady! She will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you all!! Phil and...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Jan & Phil Logan - Fort Wayne, IN

“My thoughts & Prayers are with all of you!!! I attended FWBC 1982-83/sat out & returned 1986-89 Dr. Nickel & Rose were some of the 1st special people...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Carolyn Thompson - West Lafayette, IN

“Your Mama was a dear woman who made all el Ed majors feel special and welcomed in her company and her part of the library. So very sorry for your...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Shellie Kale-Burden - Leo, IN

“She loved well--her God, her family, her friends, and strangers who became friends. Because of that, she lived well. We will miss sweet, dear Rose...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Amy VanHuisen - Fort Wayne, IN

“Dear Janet, David and Gordon , Your sweet Mother is my first memory of Fort Wayne . She was so loving to our family and never minded...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Kary Johnston - Lebanon, TN

“So many lovely memories of this kind and godly woman. She was generous with her time and love and I was the recipient of her hospitality on more...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Rex John - Palm Springs, CA

Rose Ann M. (Troolin) Nickel, 92, passed away Saturday, July 14, 2018 at Kingston Residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Stanchfield, MN, Rose Ann worked as a librarian with Fort Wayne Bible College for 33 years, retiring in 1995. Ted and Rose Ann had also worked in Christian high schools in Elbing, Meade, and Hutchinson, Kansas. She was a loving and devoted homemaker. She was a member of First Missionary Church and Association of Christian Librarians. Rose Ann was a former Deaconess at First Missionary Church and former Children's Church Worker for 20 years. She was a member of Christian Business & Professional Women and was a Child Evangelism Fellowship Teacher for 20 years. She was a woman of strong faith. She loved her family and friends and had a caring and positive personality. She will be greatly missed. Surviving are her children, Janet E. Nickel of Freetown, Sierra Leone West Africa, David B. (Rebecca) Nickel of Indianapolis, IN and Gordon D. (Ann Marie) Nickel of Lake Orion, MI; grandchildren, Austin Nickel, Emma Nickel, Rebecca (Patrick) Cooke, Christina Nickel and Landon Nickel; and sister, Ruth Carlson of Indianapolis, IN, formerly of Skokie, IL., and many beloved nieces and nephews and their extended families. Rose Ann was preceded in death by husband, Theodore D. Nickel; father, Andrew G. Troolin; mother, Annie Troolin; brother, Donald Troolin; sisters, Gladys Pearson, Margaret Peterson, Marilyn Johnson, and Gloria Gimse. Service is 1:00 pm, Saturday, August 11, 2018 at First Missionary Church, 701 W Rudisill Blvd with an hour of calling prior to the service. Calling at D.O. McComb & Sons Foster Park Funeral Home, 6301 Fairfield Avenue, Friday, August 10, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Private burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne, Indiana. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the First Missionary Church Sunshine Network, Taylor University Fort Wayne Alumni Connection, World Partners-Janet Nickel Support, or Heartland Hospice. To sign the online guest book, go to