Nickler, Edwina Lucille

Birth Name Nickler, Edwina Lucille
Gender female
Age at Death 98 years, 6 months, 20 days


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1906-04-21 Milford, Indiana Birth of Nickler, Edwina  
Death 2004-11-11 Goshen, Elkhart, Indiana, USA Death of Nickler, Edwina  
Person Note

From the eTruth (Elkhart Truth) Newspaper:

GOSHEN -- Edwina L. Gorden, 98, of 1222 Greencroft Drive, died at 2:43 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 11, 2004) at Goshen General Hospital after a short illness.

She was born April 21, 1906, in Milford to William and Rosa (Duker) Nickler and married Israel Gorden on March 3, 1928, in Elkhart. He died Aug. 2, 2001.

She is survived by one daughter, Berneita (Don) Smucker of Middlebury; three sons, Dr. William (Farah) Gorden of Stow, Ohio, Dr. Robert (Carolyn) Gorden of Mattoon, Ill., and John (Penny) Gorden of Lesterville, Mo.; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Rosalie (Rev. Earl) Prignitz of Richmond.

She was preceded in death by one son, Bruce Gorden, and six brothers, Forest, David, Seward, Alvin, Loyal and Robert.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, 1911 S. Main St. A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Middlebury Church of the Brethren, 507 W. Bristol Ave., Middlebury. Revs. Dan Petry and Russell Jensen of the church will officiate. A private graveside service will be at Grace Lawn Cemetery before the memorial service.

A homemaker, Mrs. Gorden lived in the area since 1949. She was a member of Middlebury Church of the Brethren and enjoyed knitting afghans, reading and being with her family.

Memorials may be given to the Heifer Project or the church's building fund.

Online condolences may be sent at


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Nickler, William Henry Harrison1870-08-111945
Mother Duker, Rosette1875-09-161962-12-26
         Nickler, Edwina Lucille 1906-04-21 2004-11-11


Family of Gorden, Israel C. and Nickler, Edwina Lucille

Married Husband Gorden, Israel C. ( * 1907-01-17 + 2001-08-02 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1928-03-03 Elkhart, Elkhart, Indiana, USA Marriage of Gorden, Israel and Nickler, Edwina  
Name Birth Date Death Date
Gorden, Berneita Lucille
[Living], [Living]
Gorden, Robert Wayne
Gorden, Bruce Edwin1934-12-101983-06-00
Gorden, John Forest1936-02-062010