Wauneta M. Nichelson

Clayton – Wauneta M. Nichelson, age 87, of Clayton, passed away on Sunday, September 26, 2021, at ProMedica Charles and Virginia Hickman Hospital. She was born on July 16, 1934, in Adrian, the daughter of Lewis and Ruth (Hearst) Gehring. She was a graduate of Adrian High School. Wauneta married Floyd Nichelson on March 12, 1955, in Angola, IN and he preceded her in death. Wauneta enjoyed sewing, doing embroidery, reading books, and could pass the day away watching Westerns.


Wauneta is survived by her three children, Steven (Beckie Knauss) Nichelson, Linda M. VanEtten, and Karen S. Cutler; a brother, Wade (Cheryl) Gehring; a sister, Marie (Vernon) Selders; sister-in-law, Madelyn Gehring; seven grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Walter; and great-grandson, Braxton Pike.


Per Wauneta’s wishes, cremation has taken place and no services are planned at this time.


You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. Memorial Contributions may be given to the Clayton Fire Department. Arrangements have been entrusted to Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.