Nicolette Michelle Carr (Nikki), 30, of Huron, passed away November 6, 2016 in Sioux Falls, SD at Avera McKennan hospital surrounded by her family. Nikki showed bravery in her fight with cancer.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, November 11, 2016 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Miller. Burial will follow at Beulah Cemetery, rural St. Lawrence. The rosary service will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by a 7:00 p.m. prayer service, Thursday, November 10, 2016, all at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Miller.
Nikki, the daughter of John and Michelle (Welsh) Carr, was born on March 6, 1986 in Sioux Falls, SD. Growing up in Miller, SD she attended grade school and high school. She graduated with honors from Miller High School in 2004. She was a very active Miller Rustler as a statistician for the basketball team and cheered her brother’s and cousins at every single game. Nikki attended her first semester of college at the University of South Dakota and then transferred to Northern State University. She graduated from Northern with a degree in elementary education with emphasis in early childhood in 2010. Nikki started her career in Faulkton, SD teaching preschool for one year. In 2011, she moved to Huron, SD where she taught at Holy Trinity Catholic School as their sixth-grade teacher. She quickly transitioned to first grade which was her passion. She loved being with the younger children to mold their future. Nikki was awarded Teacher of the Year in 2014.
Nikki had a passion for life and lived every moment to the fullest. She loved being with her niece and nephews. She made them feel like they were the most important people in the world. She treated them like they were her children and was the epitome of a number one aunt. Nikki never missed out on a chance to be with family and friends.
In the last week of her life, she was able to experience the Cubs winning the World Series and the Bears beating the Vikings. While she was at home she snuggled on the couch with her beloved dog, Reezy (named after Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte). Nikki was an avid swimming fan and attended many swim meets across the country where she was able to meet Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, among others.
She taught her first graders at Holy Trinity Catholic School until the week before her death. Nikki was a passionate woman about her family, teaching, shopping and all things related to Disney.
She is survived by her parents, John and Michelle; her brother Josh, wife Bridget and their children, Noah and Avery; her brother Taylor, wife Brooke and their son Finley; her grandparents, James and Marlene Welsh; her grandmother, Norma Carr; her aunts and uncles: Deborah Koenig, Bryan Welsh, Keith Welsh, Deb Carr, Chris and Jim Keeter, Wayne and Kathy Carr, Joe and Lisa Carr; her cousins: Christopher Koenig, Cameron Koenig, Hans Nelson, Bjorn Nelson and his wife Devon, Lucas Carr, Caleb Carr, Peyton Carr, Issac Carr, William Carr, Samuel Carr, Sarah Carr, Chloe Carr and Annie Keeter.
She is preceded in death by her grandfather, EW Carr; and cousin, Beau Keeter.
Nikki’s family wants to thank our community of Miller and its surrounding area for all their love and support.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been started in memory of Nikki Carr.
Reck Funeral Home of Miller has been entrusted with Nikki’s arrangements.