Mary Virginia "Gina" Nicol

  • Born: November 29, 1948
  • Died: May 13, 2015
  • Location: Nauvoo, Illinois

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Mary Virginia "Gina" Nicol, 66, of Nauvoo, Illinois, passed away at 7:20 a.m. Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City.

Born November 29, 1948 in Fort Madison, Iowa the daughter of Woodrow William and Lorretta Joan (Tucker) Wilson. On July 13, 1968 she married George Sam Nicol in Nauvoo, Illinois.

Survivors include her husband George; one daughter, Shelly (Kory) Kraus of Nauvoo, Illinois; one son, Scott (Roni Sue) Nicol of Dallas City, Illinois; five granddaughters, Ashley (JC) Counts, Abi (Chris Arnold) Kraus, Ellie Kraus, Anna Nicol, and Lauren Kraus; four grandsons, Jeremy Nicol, Dallas Kraus, Jacob (Kati Waddell) Nicol, and Joe Nicol; two great-granddaughters, Sawyer Kraus and Aubree Counts; two great-grandsons, Jarron Counts and Jayden Nicol; three sisters, Jeanie Fortado of Fort Madison, Iowa, Carol (Ed) Lange of Two Rivers, Wisconsin, and Sandy (Rich) Hopper of Nauvoo, Illinois; three brothers, Henry Wilson of Nauvoo, Illinois, Joe (Vickie) Wilson of Dallas City, Illinois, and Jim (Linda) Wilson of Nauvoo, Illinois; four sisters-in-law, Nancy (Harley) Jones of Davis City, Iowa, Linda Nelson of Nauvoo, Illinois, Judy Schuck of Palos Heights, Illinois, and Carole Wilson of Nauvoo, Illinois; one brother-in-law, Joe Meierotto of West Point, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Bev Meierotto; three brothers, Jack Schuck, Tom Wilson, and Mick Wilson; her mother and father-in-law, George and Rose Nicol; and one brother-in-law, Robin Nicol.

Gina graduated from Nauvoo-Colusa High School. She worked for Nauvoo Cheese Co., Casey's General Store, Duck's Foods, Nicol Construction, and as a housewife. She enjoyed caring for her grandchildren and visiting with her family and people around Nauvoo.

The graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 23, 2015 at the Nauvoo City Cemetery with Pastor Mark Anderson officiating. A celebration of life will be held at the Nauvoo State Park Main Shelter House following the graveside service.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for Nauvoo Fire and Rescue.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at .
The Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Homes is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Danny Joe and Theresa Griffiths - Colusa, IL - Family friend   May 19, 2015

Very sorry to hear about Gina's untimely passing . I went all thru grade school and High School with her , she was a great person and always a pleasure to be around.
I would like to offer my sympathy to all of her family and especially Sam & the immediate family , she always had a great smile and something nice to say about everything and everyone , I know she will be greatly missed.

God Bless & take care ,
Best regards,
Tim Walker

Posted by Tim Walker - Phx., AZ - High School friend   May 16, 2015

I'm so sad about the passing of my aunt. I have so many fun memories of her at our family get-togethers ! My younger two sons and I were able to see her on my last trip home to Illinois (which was a few years ago) and can still hear her and my mom (Linda Nelson) laughing on the deck at her house because of the crazy things our family does. I am sending prayers of comfort across the miles to my Uncle Sam and two cousins, Scotty and Shelly and their families. Love you all.

Posted by Tonja (Toni) Healey, & Drake, Wade, and Marshall - Van Wert, OH - niece   May 16, 2015

Sorry to hear about your loss thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

Posted by Jake and Sandy Hogan - Niota, RI - neighbors of Scott and Roni Sue   May 16, 2015

I'm so sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you

Posted by honie Lopez mills    May 15, 2015


My thoughts and prayers are with you all!

Posted by Kimberly (Moore) Hunold - donnellson, IA - Family Friend   May 15, 2015

Sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to the family.

Posted by Lee Fagan - Nauvoo, IL   May 15, 2015

My condolences to all of Gina's family and her friends.

Posted by Dan Wood - New London, IA - Friend   May 15, 2015

so sorry for your loss. Gina was an awesome lady and will be greatly missed. Prayers for your family!

Posted by Silvia McMeins - Nauvoo, IL   May 15, 2015


You were such a wonderful lady and are loved by so many. I have many great memories of you from SPPS and other events, loved your spunk and sense of humor. You will be missed ~ Rest in Peace Gina.

Posted by Stephanie Walker - Burnside, IL   May 15, 2015

I will always remember you aunt Gina. I will always remember coming over to you and uncle Sam's house with Grandpa Hank to bad your gone now and you never got to meet your great great nephew.

Posted by sabrina wilson - fort madison, IA - great niece   May 15, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss.She will be greatly missed. Prayers and warm thoughts are with you.
Paul and Jyll SlyZ

Posted by Jyll Sly    May 15, 2015

Thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time

Posted by Patty (McKoon) Clark - Dallas City, IL - Friend   May 15, 2015