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Nicole C. Nash-Bontrager

April 13, 1987 ~ February 16, 2024 (age 36) 36 Years Old
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Nicole Nash-Bontrager Obituary

TIFFIN, IOWA - Nicole C. Nash-Bontrager, 36, of Tiffin, IA, died at 4:49 a.m., Friday, February 16, 2024 at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City.

Cremation will be accorded and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 24, 2024 at Saint John Paul II Parish in Kewanee, IL. The celebrant will be Fr. Chris Haake. A visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Friday, February 23 at Rux Funeral Home, 507 S. Chestnut St., Kewanee, IL. Inurnment will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Kewanee. Memorials may be directed to the Quad City Animal Welfare Center where she got her rescue Khloe or to the family for a memorial to be established.

Nicole was born April 13, 1987, in Watertown NY, the daughter of Wayne and Roxanne (Christian) Nash. She married David C. Bontrager on September 24, 2022, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Colona, IL. He survives as well as her parents, Wayne and Roxanne Nash of Rock Island, her sister, Anna (Joshua) Pepping of Colona, her niece and goddaughter, Adelaide Pepping, her aunt, Cheryl Kerr of Kewanee, her uncles, Steve Christian of Geneseo and Greg (Laurie) Christian of East Moline, aunt, Debbie Nash of Champaign, IL, several cousins and her dog Riley. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, John and Martha Christian, her paternal grandmother, Mary Chumbley, her uncle Richard Kerr, her cousin Steve Christian and her faithful companion, Khloe.

Nicole graduated from Rock Island High School in 2005, the University of Illinois in 2009 and from St. Louis University in 2011. She had worked as a speech-language pathologist for Grant Wood AEA based in Cedar Rapids, IA. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Iowa City. She was an avid Fighting Illini Fan, an avid Chicago Cub and Bear Fan and a “losing team fan” of various sport teams. She recently became a Caitlin Clark fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes basketball team.  She was an exceptional and patient counselor working with children with autism and special needs and she deeply loved her family and her niece and godchild, Adelaide.

 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
February 23, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Rux Funeral Homes
507 S. Chestnut St.
Kewanee, IL 61443

Memorial Mass
Saturday
February 24, 2024

10:00 AM
Saint John Paul II Parish
406 W. Central Blvd.
Kewanee, IL 61443

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