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Tami Sue Nickles

September 26, 1974 ~ May 5, 2023 (age 48) 48 Years Old

Tami Nickles Obituary

Tami S. Nickles, 48, of Sandusky, died Friday, May 5th, 2023, in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

She was born on September 26th,1974, in Sandusky, Ohio to David Nickles, Vanessa Nickles (Stepmother) and Vicki Sullivan. 

Tami graduated from Sandusky High School in 1992. Following her graduation, she remained close with many of her high school friends. She attended the University of Toledo where she earned a bachelor’s in business relations. She then earned her master’s in business administration and started working in Toledo where she utilized her knowledge and strong business acumen to establish great relationships throughout the region.

On top of work, Tami made a difference in many communities. She loved to motivate her Body Pump and RPM friends at Ascension Borgess Health and Fitness in Kalamazoo. She also taught fitness classes for many years in Perrysburg. Tami passionately cared for all animals, especially her beloved pugs.  She fiercely advocated for animals and spent a great deal of time teaching others how to properly care for their pets. Tami probably rescued more animals than Steve Irwin!

If you knew Tami, you certainly knew that she loved to be in charge. Tami was a leader in everything she did.  She was an avid chef, always heading up the Thanksgiving production.  She earned praise every year for bringing her bottomless meal together on time. Tami also shopped till she dropped to take care of her people. If you were with Tami, you never went without.  She was always prepared for everything and never missed the opportunity to care for her circle. The world was a better place thanks to Tami’s really big circle.

Tami was an amazing daughter, sister and aunt.  She is survived by her father, David Nickles and stepmother, Vanessa (Luzader) Nickles; brothers, Charlie and Mark; sisters, Dawn and Amy; nephews, Nathan, Connor and Jake; and her many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Vicki and her grandparents, Richard & Wanda Nickles, Charlie & Bev Sullivan, and Franklin & Roxie Luzader.

Visitation will be held on Saturday morning from 10 am until the time of the funeral service at 2pm at the David F. Koch Funeral & Cremation Services, 520 Columbus Ave, Sandusky. Rev Mel Sayler officiating,  Following the service, a reception will be held at the Boeckling Club, 614 Columbus Ave.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to The Animal House Rescue, 640 Wyman Street, Toledo, OH 43609, online to Ohio Pug Rescue at (Tax ID: 31-1748269), or to your favorite charity.

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May 13, 2023

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
David F. Koch Funeral & Cremation Services
520 Columbus Avenue
Sandusky, OH 44870

Funeral Service
May 13, 2023

2:00 PM
David F. Koch Funeral & Cremation Services
520 Columbus Avenue
Sandusky, OH 44870


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