Obit: Helen Nicolaus


Helen Irma Nicolaus, 100, of Fort Myers, Florida since 1999, formerly of Iowa, died with her family by her side at her residence on Monday, July 20, 2020.

A Latin Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated July 29 at Church of the Resurrection in Fort Myers. Helen will be inurned at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Davenport, Iowa.

She was born in Davenport on April 3, 1920 to the late Fred and Fern Bohnsack.

Helen was a member of Corpus Christi Chapel in Fort Myers. Over the years, she was involved in many clubs and philanthropic activities, worked as a realtor, and managed family farm property. She loved to travel and entertain, and was a homemaker and hostess. Her artistic skills included flower arranging and millinery design. Her hobbies included stamp collecting and collecting antique dishes. She loved politics and had been active in party politics.

In her leisure time she enjoyed golf, bridge, mah-jongg and many different card games.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Henderson Nicolaus, and her son, Robert Henderson Nicolaus, II.

She is survived by her daughter, Sheryl Nicolaus of Fort Myers, Florida.