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Nicole M. Van Heel – Obituary

Name: Nicole M. Van Heel

Age: 34

Born: 04-10-1984

Died: 11-25-2018

Holy Spirit Catholic Church, St. Cloud, Minnesota

Holy Spirit Catholic Church, St. Cloud, Minnesota

Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Nicole M. Van Heel, age 34 of St. Joseph and formerly of St. Cloud will be 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 30, 2018 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church (2405 Walden Way) in St. Cloud. Nicole passed away on November 25, 2018 at the St. Cloud Hospital due to complications from a stroke she suffered while on duty. Reverend Thomas Knoblach will officiate. Burial will take place at the Assumption Cemetery in St. Cloud.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday and after 9:30 a.m. on Friday at the church. Arrangements were made by the Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud.

Nicole was born on April 10, 1984 in St. Cloud, Minnesota the daughter of Dale Van Heel and Michelle Miller. She was a 2002 graduate of St. Cloud Apollo High School and a 2006 graduate from the St. Cloud Technical and Community College with a degree in Paramedicine. She was employed by Gold Cross Ambulance as a Paramedic in St. Cloud since 2007. Nicole was also a Firefighter for the St. Augusta and later the St. Joseph Fire Departments and First Responder Instructor.

She spent her time on duty saving lives and her time off duty living life to the fullest.

Nicole is survived by her father, Dale Van Heel of St. Cloud; mother, Michelle (Suzie Scoles) Miller of St. Cloud; life partner, Jess Wold; grandmother, Dianne Miller of Waite Park; brothers, Chad (Kristin) of Otsego, Jacob (Samantha Robinson) of St. Cloud; step-brother, Nick (Diana Thompson) Regnier of St. Cloud; nephews, Chase, Max and Easton Van Heel and Jackson Regnier.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Lambert and Marcella Van Heel and Sylvester “Sy” Miller; and aunt, Melinda Miller.

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.

Nicole’s family would like to express their sincere appreciation for the support and comfort from the Minnesota EMS Honor Guard and her Public Safety family.



Guestbook for Nicole M. Van Heel

Rich Taylor
, Classmate in Paramedic Schooling
November 29, 2018, 1:56 pm
I can not express enough my deepest sympathy for Nichole's family. I had the opportunity to attend paramedic school with Nichole and sat right next to her. She had a wonderful personality and awesome at her career. Years passed after paramedic schooling and I ran into her again while we were both working; and she did not change a bit even after so many years. Her smile lit up a room and she joked with me like in the years past. She will be truly missed by many. Rich Taylor, Willmar, MN
Barb Scheevel
, neighbor of mother
November 28, 2018, 2:53 pm
I've been thinking about you Michelle and Suzie. May God give you peace in this difficult time. And may you find joy in your remembrances of Nicole. You are in my prayers.
November 28, 2018, 10:23 am
Right now, when your loss is so fresh, it may be difficult for you to imagine that this pain will ever go away. But in time the blessing of God's unfailing love will soften the hurt you're feeling and bring your heart the peace, comfort and hope that it needs to heal. How? Revelation 21:4 tells us that soon everything that causes us pain, including death, will be gone forever. We also have the hope of our loved ones being resurrected here on earth, as Acts 24:15 tells us. I do hope you find comfort in this. Though I did not know Nicole, she sound like a beautiful person. I am touched by your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences.  https://www.jw.org/en/publications/magazines/awake-no3-2018-nov-dec/agony-of-grief/
Don Schmidt
, Former co-worker
November 28, 2018, 2:40 am
Rest in peace Nicole and God bless you. You always had a smile on your face and a warm welcome to all. I only wished I had more shifts with you. You will be missed greatly. Medic 1231
Jeffrey R McCall
, EMT from Southwest Minnesota
November 27, 2018, 10:39 pm
Our prayers go out to the Gold Cross Crew of Saint Cloud from an EMS Crew member from Tyler Ambulance Service in Southwest Minnesota.
Matt Brutger
, Friend
November 27, 2018, 7:22 pm
Rest in piece you beautiful soul

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