Nicole passed away Monday, August 19, 2019 in Dickinson, ND. Her ashes will be scattered at her favorite place in western Montana at a later date.
Nicole Elizabeth VanVleet Hansen was born December 1, 1972 in Glendive,MT,to Robert and Nancy(Wetsch)VanVleet. She moved to North Dakota from Idaho a year ago, searching for a new path in life. She struggled with many issues in her life and we pray she has found peace at last. Nicole was very artistic, especially with sketching, and painting and recently was working to improve the technique with water colors. She had a green thumb and was always happy when she could get her hands in the dirt. Cats were Nicole’s favorite animal. Years ago she rescued two baby squirrels who lost their mother and nurtured them until they were able to be on their own. She also loved to go 4 wheeling whenever she had the chance. Nicole got to see much of the USA, while being “co-pilot” on the long haul runs with her longtime companion, Larry Homer.
Nicole is survived by her parents, Robert and Nancy VanVleet of St.Maries, ID; brothers, Joe VanVleet of St. Maries, ID, Charles(Tiffany)VanVleet of Wasilla, AK; sons, Devon VanVleet of Farmington, NM, Christian(Chris)Hansen of Pullman, WA; two nephews, Landon and Phoenix and niece Lillyanah VanVleet; uncles, aunts and many cousins.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Harvey N and Una M(Murphy)VanVleet and Joseph J and Florence(Edwards)Wetsch.
“You did the best you could with the knowledge you had in that moment. It’s easier to look back at an event and see a better choice or pathway because we already learned from our experience. Hindsight happens after the lesson, so we can’t condemn ourselves for not knowing the lesson before we learned it.” Emily Maroutian.
Burial Date: Pending
Funeral Home Dickinson, ND
Funeral Services: Pending