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Official Obituary of

Doris Nickel

June 28, 1935 ~ February 18, 2024 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Doris Nickel Obituary

Doris “Rene” Irene Nickel, 88, Kokomo, passed away at 9:49 am Sunday, February 18, 2024. She was born June 28, 1935 in Kokomo, the daughter of the late Ova and Doris (Beaman) Woods. On October 14, 2014, she married Don Hutton, and he survives.

Rene served at Delco Electronics, retiring in 1991. She was a member of the Fraternal Order Eagles Women’s Auxiliary, and UAW Local 292. Rene enjoyed cross-stitching, crocheting, sitting on her front porch, and spending time with her great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband Don, Rene is survived by her children, Nancy Collins, Kent (Debbie) Foster, Kenny (Barbra) Foster, Kevin (Stephanie) Foster, and Barbara (Kurt) Gavina; grandchildren, Brittney (Nathan) Moss, Samantha (Brando) Wheeler, Brandon Collins, Erin (Matthew) Ortner, Michael Richey, Jusin, Joseph, Jeremiah, Jessie, Clayton, Courtney, Skylar, and Randi Foster; 11 additional grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and sisters, Lois Fontaine, and Vicki (Harold) Bottoms.

Rene was preceded in death by her parents; 1st husband, Daniel “Nick” Nickel; 2nd husband, Max Lacy; daughter, Doris E. Foster; step-son, Donald Hutton; grandson, Brian Hutton; great-grandson, Connor Collins; and brother, Harold Woods.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Paradigm Hospice and Rene’s caregivers, Jeff, Molly, and Barbara for their special care.

A funeral service will be held at 12 pm Thursday, February 22, 2024, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home, 1315 W. Lincoln Rd., Kokomo, with Pastor Steve Allen and Pastor Terry Russell officiating. Burial will follow in Albright Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 10 am Thursday until the start of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Riley Children’s Hospital in Rene’s memory. Messages of condolence may be left at

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February 22, 2024

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Shirley & Stout Funeral Homes & Crematory
1315 West Lincoln Road
Kokomo, IN 46902

Funeral Service
February 22, 2024

12:00 PM
Shirley & Stout Funeral Homes & Crematory
1315 West Lincoln Road
Kokomo, IN 46902


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