In Memory of

Nicole S. Bunkers

July 15, 1967 - March 30, 2014
Nicole (Nicki) Sue Bunkers was born in Mitchell, SD to Richard and Judy Kayser on July 15, 1967. She went to school at Hanson School in Alexandria, SD and graduated in 1987. She married Jim Bunkers on May 1, 1992 in Mitchell. She graduated from Mitchell Technical Institute for Early Childhood Development in 1988. She worked as an Owner/Operator along with her husband at Archie Bunkers Place in Cherokee for almost 18 years. She was involved in many activities within her community including bowling, pool and darts, which she enjoyed with her family and friends. As a young adult she loved to go camping and fishing with her parents and family prior to her married life. She is known by her family and friends to have a kind soul which is best described by her daughter as a mother who was 'delicate yet strong'. She loved her dog Peaches but is likely not to admit it. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Frank and Della Kayser of Alexandria, SD; Herbert and Sunieva Heinert of Mitchell, SD; father in-law and mother-in-law Darrell and Gloria Bunkers of Cherokee, IA and niece, Crystal Schneider of Alexandria, SD. Nicki is survived by her spouse Jim Bunkers and daughter Annie Bunkers; step- daughters Jacque (Jason) Miller of Cherokee, Michelle (Adam) Pigott of Cherokee, Mandy (Joe) Bush of Fairmont, MN; parents Richard and Judy Kayser of Alexandria, SD; step-grandmother LaRue Heinert of Mitchell, SD; sisters Keri (Will) Hubers of Baltic, SD, Sheri (Rich) Schneider of Blue Earth, MN, Kathy Dorale of Dell Rapids, SD; brothers Lee (Joan) Kayser of Mitchell, SD, Jeremy (Jolene) Kayser of Alexandria, SD; grandchildren: Cole and Josh Feltner of Storm Lake, IA, Alexa and Alan Bush of Fairmont, MN, Austin Bunkers of Cherokee, IA, Matthew, Katelin, BreAnna, and Emilee Miller of Cherokee, IA, Brooke, Hannah, Addyson, Chloe, and Logan Pigott of Cherokee, IA. The family of Nicki Bunkers wishes to extend our sincere thanks to all the many family and friends who have been blessed with her friendship and life throughout the years.
10:30 a.m. Friday, April 4th, 2014, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee.
Father Dan Guenther
Dale Breyfogel Sandy Napier Shelly Tanner Jason Miller Adam Pigott Duane "Nooner" Hill
Beginning at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 3rd at the funeral home. The family will be present from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m., and a prayer service will follow at 7:00 p.m.
by I.C. Funeral Choir Organist ~ Suzanne Winterhof
St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery Alexandria, SD at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 5th.


Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Sorry to hear about Nicky. Try to take care Archie”
- James W Fink
Monday, April 7, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Hi Archie -

I am writing you today to let you know that I have been thinking about you and Annie all weekend after learning of Nicki's passing last Sunday. I have been busy with work and didn't learn about your loss until Friday night following the memorial services. As you know, we all love you and your family and I hope to see you soon. Please do not hesitate to give me a call or when you are ready to see company. If there is anything that I can do to help you, please call me at anytime. I am very sorry for your loss and Annie's loss. Nicki will be truly missed and I am sorry so that I was not at the memorial service as I had not heard about what happened until this past Friday night.

Very Sincerely,

Barry Lewis”
- Barry Lewis
Friday, April 4, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“my condolences to the family of Nicki. I remember Nicki in school as having a big heart full of kindness.”
- ward l Tuttle
Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Judy & Rich,
I'm so sorry to you and your family. To lose a loved one is hard but twice as hard to lose your child. My prayers are with you.”
- Jeannie Koskie
Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Archie, You and your family are in our Prayers, just know that Nicole was loved by all she came in contact with. A special Person. ”
- Walt Whitecotton
Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Rich, Judy and Family
My sincere condolences on Nikki's passing. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God hold you and all of Nikki's loved ones tightly in his arms during this difficult time. ”
- Nicole Bartscher (Kayser)
Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Our deepest sympathy to the family for their loss of your loved one. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you.”
- Jeff & Queta Fishman
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Rich & Judy, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your daughter. Deepest sympathy to you & your family.”
- Chris M Johnson
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you Jim and also with all of your family.
- Joan and Jim Forcier
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Our prayers and sympathies to the family.”
- The Fiedler
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Kathy, We are so sorry to hear about this. Prayers for you and your family!”
- Phil and Kim Travers, Matt, PJ, Rachel
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Sympathy to you and your family. Peace be with you in the days ahead.”
- Chuck and Doris Carlson
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Our sympathies to you, Archie and your family, from everyone at the Brightside Lounge.”
- Brightside Lounge
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Archie know that you are in our prayer and heart Love you very much”
- Pat Hellmann
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“My deepest sympathies for the loss of your loved one. May she rest in peace.”
- Carol S
Monday, March 31, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“sorry to hear about your loss.”
- Melissa A Eberly
Monday, March 31, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“May Nicki rest in peace!

- Ron and Jan Witcombe
Monday, March 31, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“My sympathies to your family”
- Lisa Boog-Johnson
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