Helen Elizabeth Sterr Nick

April 30, 1936 - April 28, 2013
Helen Elizabeth Sterr Nick

Helen Elizabeth Sterr Nick, 76, of Wilmington, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2013 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter.

Helen was born to the late Gottlob and Emily Sterr on April 30, 1936 in the City of New York. Helen graduated from Grover Cleveland High School in 1953. She married Robert Herman Nick on February 7, 1959. They lived in New York before moving to Wilmington in 2005.

Helen was an active member of the Messiah Lutheran Church. She was in the Order of the Eastern Star of the New York chapter. Helen loved spending time with her friends going bowling, golfing, and playing mahjong.

In addition to her husband, Helen is survived by her sons: David Nick (Tina) of Cumming, GA and Ernest Nick of Chelan, WA. She is also survived by two grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held 3 pm Thursday at Wilmington Funeral Chapel with Reverend Joel Kettner and Pastor Timothy Steele officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family if requesting donations be made to the American Cancer Society; 2202 Wrightsville Ave, Suite 111; Wilmington, NC 28403.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • April 30, 2013
    Elvira&Leo Hacker and family says:
    With Prayerful thoughts and heartfelt sympathy To Robert and his family

  • April 30, 2013
    Erhard & Janet Schnoes says:
    Robert, David, Tina, Ernest and family, We were so sorry to hear of mom's passing. We know that she will be missed. Our sincerest sympathy from the entire family as we have called the girls to tell them of their aunt's passing. Sorry we cannot make it up to NC. Erhard & Janet

  • April 30, 2013
    Larry Roman says:
    Dave, thinking about you and your family during this difficult time. Take care.

  • May 01, 2013
    Horst und Elke Nick says:
    With Prayerful thoughts and heartfelt sympathy To Robert and his family

  • May 02, 2013
    Cynthia Gonzalez says:
    Dear Uncle Robert, David, Tina, Ernie and family, We are so sorry to hear of Aunt Helen's passing. Our sincerest sympathy from the entire family. We are all thinking of you. Love Cynthia, Manny, Alexandra and Gabriella