Obituaries 2019
Plainview Chapel
57 3rd Street SW
Plainview, MN 55964
Eyota Chapel
115 South Ave.
Eyota, MN 55934
Nina Adelaide (Nichols) Higgins, 103, died Monday, September 2, 2019 at
Whitewater Health Services in St. Charles.
Nina was born in Oronoco Township on April 11, 1916 to Arthur and Addie
(Clark) Nichols. On March 21, 1936 she married Ernest Higgins in Rochester.
They lived for a short time on a farm near Eyota and then moved into Eyota.
Nina will be remembered for her wonderful sense of humor. She grew up on a
farm and told how she loved working with her “Dad”. She enjoyed gardening,
playing games and telling jokes.
Nina loved her Lord and was looking forward to meeting Ernie and dancing
with him on the “Golden Streets”. She studied her Bible faithfully and loved to
discuss the scriptures. Nina and Ernie were dedicated charter members of the
Grace Community Church of Eyota.
Nina is survived by her children; Dolores (Jack) Rother of Eyota, LeRoy (Mary)
Higgins of Eyota, Randy (Mavis) Higgins of Dodge Center; daughter-in-law
Carol Higgins of Rochester; son-in-law Richard Skillestad of Eyota; sister-in-
law Bessie Nichols of Rochester; 13 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren
and 6 great- great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Ernest, one son Duane,
one daughter LaVonne Skillestad, four brothers and two sisters.
Funeral service is Friday, September 6, 11:00 a.m. at Grace Community
Church in Eyota with Pastor Mark Young officiating. Burial is at Oak Grove
Cemetery, Eyota. Visitation is Thursday, 4-7 p.m. at Schad & Zabel Funeral
Home in Eyota and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.
Memorials are preferred to Grace Community Church or Seasons Hospice.
Schad & Zabel Funeral Home, Eyota