Kathy Ann Nichols

Kathy Ann Nichols, 68, of Alta died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 at Methodist Manor Retirement Community in Storm Lake.



Memorial services will be held Thursday, Oct. 26, at 10:30 a.m. at Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Kathy Ann Forkenbrock was born May 15, 1949 in Sheldon the daughter of Fred and Betty (Van Rennes) Forkenbrock. While growing up, Kathy was a caretaker for her siblings.

She graduated from high school and continued her education at Iowa Lakes Community College in Estherville where she earned an associate’s degree.

Kathy was united in marriage to John Nichols in Storm Lake on Sept. 1, 1972.

Kathy worked at Genesis Development and cleaned the library in Storm Lake for many years. Kathy enjoyed volunteering at Faith, Hope & Charity in Storm Lake where she loved reading to the kids and spending time with them. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, John Nichols of Storm Lake; siblings: Rick (Marilyn) Forkenbrock of Cherokee; Randy Forkenbrock of Sheldon; Becky (James) Polmanteer of Laughlin, Nev.; Tom Forkenbrock of Chicago, Ill.; sister-in-law, Beth Forkenbrock of Mesa, Ariz.; many nieces and nephews; extended family and friends.

Kathy was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Scott Forkenbrock.