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Nicole J. Sansom - 25

8/9/1989 - 7/6/2015

Maquoketa, IA

Nicole J. Sansom, age 25 of Maquoketa, passed away Monday July 6th at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. A funeral service will be held at 5:00 P.M. at the Pape Funeral Home on Friday July 10th.  Visitation will take place from 3:00 P.M. until the service hour. Cremation rites will be accorded following the service. Online condolences may be left at

Nicole Jane Sansom, daughter of Michael Sansom and Shelli Kenworthy, was born on August 9, 1989 in Clinton. She attended Maquoketa High School. Nicole was employed with DAC Inc. in Maquoketa. She loved to build, play with legos, spending time with her friends at DAC and going for rides.

Nicole is survived by her mother and step-father Shelli and Earl Freer of Clinton, her father Michael Sansom of Clinton, two brothers; Matthew (Melissa) Kenworthy of Clinton and Michael Sansom of Florida, a sister Jessica Bousman of Clinton, a step-brother Ryan Freer of Morris, IL, her grandmother Beverly Kenworthy of Clinton, her grandfather Sammy Sansom of West Virginia, her step-grandparents Earl and Elizabeth Freer of San Diego, CA and many uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her grandfather Frank Kenworthy and her grandmother Ethel Sansom.


Visitation will take place from 3:00 P.M. until the service hour.


A funeral service will be held at 5:00 P.M. at the Pape Funeral Home on Friday July 10th.


  • Bernard and Pat Sansom

    on 07/07/15

    We are so sorry to hear of Nicole's passing. Please know that we will be praying for all the family. Even though we never got to personally meet her, we had pictures that we will always cherish. God Bless you all..
  • Shawna wynkoop

    on 07/07/15

    Oh precious nicky, you touched everyone you came in contact with. Rest high with the angels sweet girl. I will have this reeses in memory of you!
  • Tonya Dibble

    on 07/07/15

    Although we never met you are one lucky girl to have so many people who love and will never forget you may you fly high with the angels and watch over everyone. May good bless this family in their time of need.
  • Kathy Bollman

    on 07/08/15

    We are sadden to hear of the loss of Nicole! I will never forget her smiles from preschool! Nicole touched all of our lives at Cardinal School and we will treasure our memories of her. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of her early education and a part of your families life for a few precious years! It has been many years since I have seen Nicole, but she looks the same! Cardinal Elementary Staff Nicole's preschool teacher-Kathy Bollman
  • Jessica (Sutton) Emmert

    on 07/08/15

    I am so sorry to hear about Nikki!! She was so very special to Prairie House staff....I had spent many hours with her for 4 years from working at DAC, to outings, doctor appointments and just having plain fun! We use to dance, sit outside and swing and look at pictures that I brought in. We will all miss her beautiful smile and laugh! I am very thankful that I got to know Nicole. It's such a tragedy for someone so young! Your family is in our thoughts and prayers through a difficult time. Love to all, Terry and Jessica (Sutton) Emmert and family
  • Judith Drayton

    on 07/09/15

    So sorry to hear about Nicole. Praying for your family. "They will come back, come back again, As long as the red Earth rolls. He never wasted a leaf or a tree. Do you think He would squander souls?" ~Rudyard Kipling
  • Sheryl Moraetes

    on 07/15/15

    Shelli and Bev, I'm so sorry for your loss of Nicole. She will be in heaven watching over you with grandpa. Prayers to you all.
  • Migudipt

    on 12/07/17

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