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Rosella Ann “Rose” Nikkel
Brenneman Funeral Home
Liberal, KS

Rosella Ann “Rose” Nikkel, 97, died Friday, February 28, 2014 at Emeritus/Liberal Springs Assisted Living, Liberal.  She was born November 27, 1916 in Hooker, OK.  The daughter of Abraham Aaron Wiens & Anna Klassen.  On March 6, 1935 she married Leonard Hamm in Liberal, KS, he preceded her in death on October 5, 1973.  She later married Harvey Nikkel on May 8, 1976 in Hooker, OK,  he preceded her in death on August 26, 1990.  She attended Neff country school in rural Hooker, OK., she has been a resident of Liberal since 1974, she was a homemaker.  She was a charter member of Gospel of Grace Church of Hooker and attended First Baptist Church of Liberal.  She was very active with her church and music, and was known for her very formal and informal hospitality, and was completely dedicated to her family and her church.


Survivors: 1 son                            Leonard D. “Bud” Hamm & wife MariKay       Dallas, TX

                  3 daughters                 Marcellene “Marcie” Isaac & husband Lee    Hugoton, KS

                                                      Elaine Megert & husband Joe                        Scott City, KS

                                                      LaVonne Ramsey                                           Liberal, KS

                  2 stepsons                   Larry Nikkel & wife Elaine                               Wichita , KS

                                                      Daryl Nikkel & wife Judy                                 Wichita , KS

                  stepdaughter-in-law    Nora Nikkel                                                     Elizabeth, CO


                  15 grandchildren: Del Hamm, Kevin Hamm, Les Isaac, Crystal Perry, Audra Christensen, Amber Frey, Eddie Joe Megert III, Shannon Cornell, Michael Ramsey, Todd Nikkel, Melanie Guilliot, Jeff Nikkel, Kerri Justus, Sheree Gerig, and Stephanie Harder.


                  30 great grandchildren


In addition to her two husbands, she was preceded in death by her parents, infant daughter Gellene Rose Hamm, 1 step-son Harvey Nikkel Jr., Five sisters: infant twin Rubina, Elsie Penner, Leona Nikkel, Evelyn Neufeld, and Delores Reimer.


There will be no public visitation.


A private family burial will take place at Hooker Cemetery , Hooker, OK


Memorial Service: 10:30 am Saturday, March 8, 2014 at the First Baptist Church of Liberal, with Pastor Loren Robinson, officiating.


Memorial Contributions: May be given to Great Plains Christian Radio (KJIL) or Gospel for Asia in care of Brenneman Funeral Home-1212 W. 2nd-Liberal, KS 67901


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