Laura E. Nicklas
Laura E. Kaltenbaugh Nicklas, 100, of Butler passed away Wednesday night at Lowrie Place, where she had been a resident for eight years. Born June 22, 1916, in Connoquenessing Township, she was the daughter of the late Milton J. and Laura M. Kramer Kaltenbaugh. She was a former member of White Oak Springs Presbyterian Church in Renfrew. She and her husband in later years joined the Christ Community United Methodist Church. In the 1930s Laura was a pitcher for the Connoquenessing ladies baseball team. She belonged to the Buco Travel Trailer Club and visited many camping sites. Laura belonged to the senior citizens bowling league at Family Lanes. She was very devoted to helping with Meals on Wheels. She, her husband, family and friends had many good times playing card games, the best being New Year's Eve. She had a favorite saying, "I grew up on a farm, married a farmer and was happy to be a farmer's wife." Laura married Charles "Boops" Nicklas on Feb. 2, 1938. He died April 19, 2000. The last member of her family, she was preceded in death by 11 siblings, Marian "Toots" Kaltenbaugh, Charlotte Daubenspeck, Mary Backhaus, Helen Hamm, Dorothy Michael, Cleve, Kenneth, Russell, Alvin, Forest and Baby Boy Kaltenbaugh. She is survived by many nieces and nephews. KALTENBAUGH - Friends and relatives of Laura E. Kaltenbaugh Nicklas, who died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the A. Carl Kinsey-Ronald N. Volz Funeral Home, 328 W. Main St., Evans City. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home with the Rev. Norman Totino of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Connoquenessing, officiating. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the donor's favorite charity. Additional information may be obtained at www.kinsey-volzfuneralhome.com .
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