Brent Nikkel

Brent Nikkel

Brent Nikkel
March 25, 1963 – November 18, 2017
University Park, Iowa | Age 54

Brent Nikkel, 54, of University Park, died Saturday, November 18, 2017, at the MHP Emergency Room in Oskaloosa. He was born March 25, 1963, in Grinnell, Iowa, the son of Bernie J. and Betty Marie (Laverman) Nikkel.

During his high school years, Brent worked at Lubber’s Dairy in Pella. He graduated from Pella Christian High School with the class of 1981.

Following graduation, Brent worked for a short time at Boomsma’s Egg Produce in Pella. He later went to work at Vermeer in Pella. Ill health forced his retirement from Vermeer in 2015, after 25 years of service.

On October 17, 2010, Brent was united in marriage to Judy (Brummel) Stuit in Oskaloosa. Brent embraced and loved Judy’s family, he especially delighted in being “PAPA” to the grandchildren, Calvin and Nadia.

Brent was a member of Third Reformed Church in Pella. He enjoyed cheering for the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Kansas City Chiefs during football season. He was a gifted conversationalist, he enjoyed visiting with family, friends, and strangers alike. Brent was a dedicated son, especially to his mother. He made sure she was well cared for until the time of her passing. He was also a very talented cook, that always enjoyed the great meal and conversation that would follow his meal preparations. He truly enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

His family includes his wife, Judy Nikkel of University Park; two step children: Justin (& Denise) Stuit of Kansas City, Missouri, and Kari (& Josh) Rooda of Prairie City; two step grandchildren, Calvin and Nadia; three brothers and their wives: Larry (& Connie) Nikkel of Altoona, Ervin (& Kim) Nikkel of Reasnor, and Verlin (& Peggy) Nikkel of Oskaloosa; two sisters and their husbands: Diane (& Jay) Bruxvoort of Oskaloosa and Pam (& Paul) Bolles of Altoona; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jim and Marilyn Brummel of Oskaloosa; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Bev and Dennis DeVries of Pella; and many nieces and nephews.

Brent was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; a brother and his wife, Warren and Donna Nikkel; a sister in law, Debbie Nikkel; and a nephew, Scott Bolles.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in the Third Reformed Church in Pella, Iowa, with Reverend Kevin Korver officiating.
A family prayer service will start at 9:45 Wednesday morning in the Chapel at Third Reformed Church.
Burial will be in the Forest Cemetery in Oskaloosa. The Bates Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will begin Tuesday morning after 11 a.m. in the Bates Funeral Chapel and the family will be at the funeral chapel from 5-7 Tuesday evening to greet friends and relatives.
Memorials may be made to the Brent Nikkel Memorial Fund.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Brent Nikkel please visit the Bates Funeral Chapel Sympathy Store.

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