Lynnette I. Nickell, the daughter of Lewis and Janice (Peterson) Nickell, was born October 8, 1961, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. She was raised and educated in Eagle Grove, graduating with the class of 1980. Lynnette attended Iowa Central Community College in Eagle Grove graduating with a degree in Office Education in 1981.

Lynnette moved to Fort Dodge in 1981, working for Lutheran Family Services for a year before working at the Messenger from 1983-1988. In 1988, she started working at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge as an executive secretary where Lynnette was employed until the time of her death.

Lynnette passed away Saturday, February 1, 2014, at her sister’s home in Fort Dodge at the age of 52 years. She was preceded in death by her baby brother, Michael David; grandparents, Naomi and Clarence Peterson and Lulu and Albert Nickell and several aunts and uncles.

Survivors include her parents, Janice and Lewis Nickell of Eagle Grove; sisters, Becky and Allen Porter of Bozeman, MT , Vicky and Stephen Adams of Goldfield, Elaine and Gene Van Grevenhof of Fort Dodge and Cheryl and Richard Jacobsen of Muscatine; nieces, Jessica Burmeister, Nicole Jacobsen and Tricia Jacobsen; nephews, Chris Adams and Shane Adams and several great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, February 7, 2014, at Foust Funeral Home in Goldfield with Pastor Robert Dishman officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Foust Funeral Home in Eagle Grove. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Eagle Grove.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.