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Celebration of Life

Armstrong Funeral Home
Saturday September 25th, 2021

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Niccole (Morgan) Schmidt

Niccole Lea Morgan Schmidt, the only child of David W. and Pamela A. Morgan was born on October 4, 1981 in Des Moines, Iowa. After years of struggle, she lost her battle for life at age 39 from the effects of Huntington’s Disease Chorea, (the same genetic disease that also attacked her mother), on September 17, 2021.

Niccole grew up in Lamoni, Iowa and graduated from Lamoni Community Schools in 2000. She attended Graceland University and Des Moines Community College. Niccole had various jobs in the state of Washington, Las Vegas, Nevada and Des Moines, Iowa until her illness prevented her from working. Niccole had a unique sense of humor, enjoyed laughing, eating great food and being with her loved ones. She was a very private person, yet, drew people to her with her non-judgmental, gentle and kind personality. She was a fiercely loyal friend. Even in her darkest hours, she kept a positive attitude and was concerned about her caregivers, friends and family more than she was about herself.

Niccole married Christen Nicole Schmidt on January 25, 2011. Together they shared their love, faith in God, and joys and sorrows of life. Niccole’s wish was to be in her home with Christen by her side when she left this life. That wish was granted.

She leaves behind her loving and devoted wife, Christen Schmidt, Osceola, IA, her father, David W. Morgan (Lisa McLain), Lamoni, IA, Mother-in-law Cindy Jackson, (Darrell Jackson), Redding, IA, Brother-in-law Michael Schmidt (Elizabeth Schmidt), nephews Ethan and Christopher Schmidt, Leon, IA, Brother in-law, William Noble, nieces and nephews William, Jasmine, and Roman Noble, Leon, IA, Gary Noble (Velda Noble), Leon, IA

She is preceded in death by her mother, Pamela A. Morgan, paternal Grandparents, David T. and Wanda Morgan, maternal Grandparents, Henry and Rose Bollinger.

Special mention and thanks to those that lovingly cared for her through her final months include Cindy Jackson, Michell Ricker, Liz Schmidt, and Nancy Hill. Hospice of Osceola and Hospice House of Creston nurses and staff were always there for care and special needs.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa at 10:00 am on Saturday, September 25, 2021. Private burial with family will follow. Memorials will be established at a later time.

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Nicole's enduring love for her wife, even in the hard times, and the good that it brought out of Christen taught me a greater truth and and faith in love. Our prayer life was also deeply impacted by Nicole. For me it doesn't feel like God is listening when I pray. However anytime I prayed for Nicole it instantly felt as though He was there and that He was pleased that her and Christen were weighing on my heart. I believe our first time praying aloud together was for Nicole and Christen. We will continue to keep those who loved her so deeply in our prayers. Peace and comfort in Christ.

Blake & Ben Sep 24 2021 12:00 AM

We are sorry to learn of Niccole's death. We look forward to seeing her alive again in the resurrection. John 5:28, 29

Jim & Donna Adams Sep 20 2021 12:00 AM

Niccole was the best aunt to her nephews and they loved her so much!! Niccole will be greatly missed, but we know Heaven gained an angel!!

Elizabeth Schmidt Sep 20 2021 12:00 AM

I've had some of my best memories with Niccole and her wife. I love them both deeply.. XoxoxoX ... "Ditto"

Danielle B Freeman Sep 18 2021 12:00 AM

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