Marguerite C. Nickel 96 of Belding entered the grace of our Lord Friday morning May 26, 2023, at home. Marguerite was born on October 2, 1926, in Howard City, the daughter of Franklin H. and Winnifred F. (Allen) Robinson. She graduated from Belding High School with the Class of 1946. In earlier years she worked at Jolly Kidd in Belding, served as a Gray Lady at the Greenville Hospital, was part of the hospital auxiliary and did day care at her home for over 20 years. Marguerite was a long-time member of the Belding United Methodist Church, serving on many committees, helping on the Swiss steak dinners and being part of the United Methodist Women. She had also served on or was part of many other groups and committees which included, Women’s Aglow Fellowship, Women’s Christian Club of Greenville, Belding Fireman’s Auxiliary, Red Cross Volunteer, helped in missionary work sending bibles to Russia, was a Sunday school teacher for over 20 years, attended an Oral Roberts University 4-day seminar, was a Precinct Delegate, Red Hat Lady, a church prayer group and served as a secretary for the PTA. Always up for a new adventure, Marguerite took a balloon ride, rode on the sand dunes along Lake Michigan and took two trips to the Holy Land. She and her husband Fain were the Belding Labor Day Grand Marshalls many years ago as well.
Marguerite was blessed with a long, faith filled life. She believed in the power of prayer and tried throughout her life to spread the message of the saving power and love of Jesus. Her favorite saying to others was always, “ Jesus loves you”. She had a love of family and friends and so enjoyed the times spent together. She will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by her family and countless friends.
Marguerite is loved and survived by her children, Mickey (John) Osborn of Perrinton, Danny (Vicki) Nickel of Belding, Linda (John) Baker of Walker, Marianne Nickel of Belding, her grandchildren, Jennifer (Osborn) Bryan Heinze, Justin Osborn, Nicholas Nickel, Angela Baker, her great grandchildren, Jacklyn Rose Baker, Brooklyn Heinze, Madalyn Heinze, her step grandchildren, Ed (Mary Jo) Woodard, Chuck (Sheri Avery) Woodard and Amy (Lonny) Hansen. Marguerite is also survived by several step great grandchildren, several step great great grandchildren and one sister Catherine of California.
Marguerite was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Fain, whom she was married to on June 8, 1947, her siblings, Stanley, Forrest Wayne, Eugene, Harold, Richard, Franklin Jr., Vernon, Jack, Marcella, Ethel and Donna. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday May 31, 2023, at the Belding United Methodist Church with Pastors Melissa Wagner and Mike Simmons officiating. Committal prayers will follow at Rest Haven Memory Gardens, Belding. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at Johnson-Feuerstein Funeral Home, Belding. Memorials may be given to the Belding United Methodist Church or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and church.
The family would like to offer a huge thank you to Nancy Guinn, a longtime family friend who gave such loving care to Marguerite, allowing her to stay in her home. A special thank you as well to the staff and care givers at Mission Point of Belding. The love, concern and care given to Marguerite was a blessing and will not be forgotten.