Roger Nickelsen, 68, of Plainview, died Friday October 26, 2018 at Mayo
Clinic Hospital-Rochester, St. Mary’s Campus.
Roger Charles Nickelsen was born June 13, 1950 in Wabasha to Charles
and LaVerne (Brobst) Nickelsen. Roger graduated from Dover-Eyota High
School in 1968. In May of 1970 he joined the US Army and was stationed in
Italy, and then discharged in December of 1971. On July 29, 1972 he
married Janet Kahn in Winona. They lived in Dover for 9 years then moved
to Eyota, then Elgin and eventually Plainview. Roger was a union Bricklayer
working in the area for many years, retiring in 2014.
He enjoyed golfing, fishing, playing cards and going to garage sales. He was
an avid Minnesota sports fan.
He is survived by his wife Janet of Plainview; 2 sons, Jeromy (Veronica)
Nickelsen of Sheboyan Falls, WI and Josh (Rachel) Nickelsen of Stewartville;
3 grandchildren, Monica, Matthew and Jack; siblings, Cheryl Nickelsen of
Rochester, Cindy (Duane) Kahn of Minneiska, Tamara (Paul) Ahlers of Lake
City, Pam (Tim) Gordon of Plainview and Ron (Bonnie) Nickelsen of Valley
City, North Dakota.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 grandson Carson Nickelsen and
1 brother Robert Nickelsen.
Memorial service is Thursday, November 1, 10:00 a.m. at Faith United
Methodist Church in Eyota with Rev. Mark Woodward officiating. Burial is at
Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Preston. Visitation is Thursday, 9 a.
m. till the time of the service at the church.
Schad & Zabel Funeral Home, 57 3rd St SW, Plainview, MN 55964, 507-534-
2003