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In Memory of Lew Niccum


4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson, WI, and one hour prior to the service at the church

Funeral Services

11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Bethel Lutheran Church - Highlands Campus in Hudson, WI

Lew David Niccum, age 33 of Hudson, WI passed away unexpectedly of natural causes on, May 24, 2019. Lew was born on November 15, 1985 in Maplewood, He grew up North St. Paul, MN and Rice Lake, WI, and graduated from Rice Lake High School. Lew went on to study at Century College and the University of Wisconsin – River Falls. He was an owner of NCCM Company and diligently held the General Manger role, with most of his ten years being a Financial and Business Development Manager in his family owned business located in River Falls, WI.  He was united in marriage to his life partner Kayla Minnerly on July 18, 2009 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Hudson, and the couple were blessed with two daughters, Tatum and Ardyn Niccum, as well as, their fur babies Fiona and Elvis, their English Bulldogs, and Tucker and Harley aka Bump, their family cats. 

Lew loved and was bigger than life. His greatest love was wife Kayla and their two girls. He was a dedicated husband and father and would do anything for his girls to make them laugh and keep them happy, including bringing them all snacks in bed during his “couch time” and adopting cats even-though he was fond of his bulldogs. Golf was another of Lew’s loves, and he played as often as he could. He loved God and lived to serve with a generous spirit to help others. He also loved hanging out with the boys.

Lew loved having nice things, but also took the time to appreciate and take care of them; this was evident in the many times he would wash his Audi automobile or the amount of time and meticulous care he spent cutting the grass, caring for his home. Smelling and looking good were also important to Lew, and he had a collection of body-washes and his infamous loofa sponge to prove it. Lew was proud of his family business and position at NCCM Company and cared deeply for his family and friends. 

Lew will remain in the heart of his beloved wife of almost 10 years, Kayla; his daughters, Tatum and Ardyn; parents, Jewels and Brent Niccum; biological father, David (Cindy) Plaster; parents-in-law, Lisa and Thomas Makal, and Jeffrey (Denise) Minnerly; brother, Cole (Sierra) Niccum; sister-in-law, Jordan (William) Racicot; grandparents, Penelope Sarro (Mike Garrity), Jennifer and Mark Have, Jim and Bernice Pelland, Patricia Niccum; grandmother-in-law, Nina Geary; nephews and niece, Perseus (Percy) Niccum, Sully and Aurora Racicot; aunts and uncles, Robert and Barbara Schroeder, Susan (Larry) Anderson, Kristine (William) Lecuyer, David (Melissa) Niccum, Mark (Melissa) Pelland, Michelle Schuenke, Kathryn Geary and Jim Geary; cousins, Oliver, Emelia, Franklin, Benjamin, Samantha, Matthew, Nathan, Vincent, Brent, Marie, Chase, Kinsley, Boone, Havannah, Katherine, Nichole, Kristen and Matthew, as well as many other relatives and friends, all who he loved so much. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Jon Moore, David Niccum, Harley Geary, Richard and Marie Plaster; and infant niece, Zoey Racicot.

A celebration of Lew’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 30th, at Bethel Lutheran Church – Highlands Campus, 504 Frontage Rd., Hudson, WI. A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29th at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 S. 11th St., Hudson, WI; as well as one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the church. Interment at Willow River Cemetery in Hudson.

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    • My sincerest condolences to the family. Losing someone you love in death is truly indescribable. But you don’t have to feel alone. Our loving Heavenly Father, Jehovah, assures us at Isaiah 41:10: “Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be anxious, for I am your God. I will fortify you; yes, I will help you. I will really hold on to you with my right hand of righteousness.’”
      This is just one of countless consoling scriptures found in God’s comforting Word, the Bible. I hope it brings you a measure of comfort.