Although I grief her loss, I am thankful Nina is in the arms of Jesus and am praying for the strength and peace of God for all of you.
- Aaron and Stacy Jex
Papua New Guinea
Nina C. Fickes, 77, of Beaver Dam, WI and formerly of Rock Island, IL and Centerville, OH passed through her seasons of earthly life to her season of eternal life with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at her home. Nina was born the daughter of Tazwell and Wilma (West) Smith on December 10, 1940 in Moline, IL and was raised in Rock Island, IL. She was a 1958 graduate of Rock Island High School and earned her teaching certificate at Sherwood School of Music in Chicago. Nina was married to James F. Fickes on August 19, 1961 in Rock Island. She was a church musician and administrative assistant as well as a private music teacher. Nina was a member of Randolph Ev. Free Church in Randolph, WI. She had a true love of music and was an accompanist for the Beaver Dam Middle School chorus. Nina enjoyed traveling in her spare time. She especially loved her time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Nina is survived by her husband, Jim of Beaver Dam; her two sons: Jeffrey (Maria) Fickes of Farmington Hills, MI and Mark (Nancy) Fickes of Watertown, WI; six grandchildren: Julie (Bill) Brisch, Christina (Chad) Jaber, Erin (Jimmey) Fogolini, Leah Ng, Nathaniel Fickes, and Matthew Fickes; her great-grandchildren: Olivia, Alexa, Braden, Jaxon, Mia, and Brianna; as well as other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents. A memorial gathering will be held at Randolph Ev. Free Church in Randolph, WI on Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 1 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Carbone Cancer Center in Madison, the American Cancer Society, or Randolph Ev. Free Church. The Fickes family would like to thank the Beaver Dam Oncology Clinic as well as Hillside Hospice for all their care and support.