Marie "Ria" L. Nickell

National City, Michigan
January 26, 1933 - April 26, 2015


Family will greet friends and neighbors Wednesday April 29, 2015 from 3-8 p.m. at Buresh Funeral Home - Twining.

Service Location

Buresh Funeral Home - Twining


Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 30, 2015 at Buresh Funeral Home - Twining, MI.

Obituary Notice

Marie “Ria” L. Nickell, 82, of National City, Mich., passed away peacefully Sunday evening, April 26, 2015 at Tendercare in Tawas City, Mich.
Ria was born January 6, 1933 in Offenbach, Germany to the late Karl F. and Maria E. (Fay) Berg where she grew up. She met and married Calvin E. Nickell in Germany and they married January 9, 1954 in Hanau, Germany. Ria and Calvin resided in Germany for many years before returning to the United States and calling the Whittemore, Mich. Area “home”.
Ria was a bookkeeper for many years for Fuelgas prior to her retiring. She enjoyed her career very much. Although Ria and Calvin had no children of their own, she has a very large extended family that she enjoyed spending time with.
Ria is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Calvin; fourteen brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law especially sister-in-law, Gladys (Thomas) Nickell; numerous nieces and nephews and countless friends she has made along her journey of life.
Visitation for Marie will be held from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at Buresh Funeral Home – Twining. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, April 30, 2015 at the funeral home with Rev. Rob Nordin officiating. Interment will follow in Pioneer Cemetery on the Nickell family plot. Online condolences may be offered at


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What a great lady Rhea was. I knew her for at least 40 years. Cal worked with me at Grabow Dist. RIP. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
— Dorothy Lehman
Aunt Rhea,

A truly great woman :) I remember spending time with her as a young girl. Her and Uncle Cal had many happy years together. She will be missed.
— Susie Rainey
Cal....I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Marie.
My thoughts and prayers are with you!!
— Kathi Trincilla
Cal, tom , & the rest of the family my thoughts and prayers are with you @ this time
— barb caverly
I have so many good memories. All of our christmas eve's, and lots of parties.snowmobiling.etc. I love you Ria. May God be with you always.
— Jeneane c. Frank
RIP Aunt Ria
— Michelle McGirr ( Shelli)

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