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Jacinta "Jaci" M. Nickelson

June 27, 1948 ~ July 18, 2019 (age 71)


Jacinta “Jaci” M. Nickelson, 71, of Urbana, IL, passed away at 7:13 PM, Thursday, July 18, 2019 with her family at her side.


Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at the Renner-Wikoff Chapel, 1900 S. Philo Rd., Urbana, IL, with burial to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Urbana.  There will be a visitation one hour prior to the funeral (10-11 AM) at the funeral home.


Jackie was born June 27, 1948 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, a daughter of William Paul and Erlene(Cook) Cedusky.  She married William Dale Nickelson and he preceded her in death.  She later married Robert “Bob” Smith.  He survives.  Also surviving are a son, James Dale(Donna) Nickelson of Homer, IL and a daughter Cindy(David) Ruwe of Fairmount, IL.  8 grandchildren:  Maria Brewer, David Ruwe, Jr., Jessica High, Lindsey Nickelson, McKenzie Nickelson, Aleah Nickelson, Jedidiah Nickelson and Jeremiah Nickelson; 9 great grandchildren: Lillian, Meredith, Violet, Reddington, & Harrison Brewer, Zeke & Myla Ruwe, and Graham and Ruthie High.


She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband, William, a daughter, Mary Ellen and a grandson, William John-Thomas Nickelson.


Jackie worked as a school cook in Homer, a bookkeeper for Dr. George Savvas, and a hotel manager at Jumer’s and later, the Comfort Inn in Champaign.  She was a past Girl Scout leader, and active in the UHS Class of 1966.   She was a member of CU Christian Church, Champaign. 


Memorials may be made to the Urbana American Legion Post 71.  Condolences may be offered at


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July 24, 2019

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Renner - Wikoff Chapel (S. Philo Rd, Urbana, Woodlawn Cemetery)

Funeral Service
July 24, 2019

11:00 AM
Renner - Wikoff Chapel (S. Philo Rd, Urbana, Woodlawn Cemetery)

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