Nicole, daughter of Phil and Pam (Tiernan) Grove, was born July 15, 1971, in Des Moines. She attended school in Sheldon and graduated from Sheldon High School in 1990. She attended Morningside College and was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority.
She graduated with a degree in education and taught special education at Remsen-Union Schools before moving to Le Mars in 2000, where she taught special education in the Le Mars Community Middle School the past 12 years.
Nicole was united in marriage to Chris Schuett on Oct. 1, 1994. They have two children, Alexandria, 19, Zachary, 15, and a dog named Buddy. Nicole never missed an opportunity to attend her children's sporting events or other activities. She loved their family vacations.
Nicole also loved spending time with her many school friends, and spending weekends at Lake Okoboji during the summer, hanging out with friends, boating, and laying by the pool. She was the life of any party and her laugh and great sense of humor were contagious. She always lit up a room with her presence.
Nicole was a member of St John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars where she taught confirmation classes and Sunday School for several years. She was a past member of the YMCA Board, and she volunteered to help with various activities in which her children were involved.
Nicole was an inspiration to others with her positive attitude throughout her battle with cancer.
Survivors include her husband, Chris; children Alexandria and Zachary; parents Phil and Pam Grove, of Sheldon; brother, Shawn Grove and his wife, Jennifer, and their son, Landon and future son Easton, of Charlotte, N.C.; her grandparents: Dewayne Peterson, of Laurens, Jeannette Grove, of Lake City, and Kenneth Tiernan and his wife, Ruth, of Albuquerque, N.M.; her husband's parents John and Becky Schuett, of Spirit Lake; in-laws: Tim Schuett and his family Carter, Molly, and Logan, of Hudson, Wis., and Emily Bossard and her husband, Dave and their son Lucas, of Milford.
Nicole was preceded in death by a nephew, Jacob Bossard; maternal grandmother, Pearl Peterson and paternal grandfather Leland Grove.
A Celebration of Life Service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Le Mars with the Rev. Gary Landsness officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date at the Laurens Cemetery, Laurens. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. today (Friday) at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with the family present to greet friends from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Visitation will continue Saturday morning at the church from 9:30 a.m. until service time.
Memorials can be directed to the Le Mars Community School District Foundation to establish a scholarship in Nicole's memory.
Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.