Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with the Whisler family.
Posted by: Paul Rosenboom & Amelia Vega - Kansas City, MO - Friend Jun 04, 2012
my thoughts and prayers go out to nicoles family,i'm so sorry for ur loss...she has touched my kids in a great way...they will truely miss her and her smile...she truely loved her job and the kids at strawberry hill...thank you nicole for everything you have done for the school and for my childern...
we will miss you :(
Posted by: dodi brianna and carson wild - anamosa, IA - students of strawberry hill Jun 04, 2012
Oh Nicole. I'm still just at a loss you are gone. This shouldn't be where I am talking to you. I hope you know just how much you have impacted the kids you touched, the people you smiled at and the friendships you developed. Your ideas to better serve the kids were amazing and you did nothing less than shoot for the stars to make it all happen. And because of your determination and love, many of them came to life. Strawberry Hill school will be forever better because of the "ideas" you brought to life.
I'm sure I am the only one who could say I felt the love when I would come into the office and you'd look at me and say, "why are you here?" with a grin ear to ear. Sure, my visits didn't always entail good news, but rather a problem I knew you could handle. We'd bounce solutions off each other and question ourselves on why we chose this profession when having a rough day. I know this to be true, you chose this profession because you wanted to help kids and be an advocate for those who didn't have one. I hope you knew what a difference you were making and now see the impact you have left.
I don't want to believe this is good bye, but rather see you later. I will do my best to help Greta keep your "ideas" alive and working at the school as I really enjoyed helping the two of you with the WatchDogs and S.A prevention curriculum.
Thank you for being you and doing the wonderful things you do. Know that Kiptyn will have so many people watching out for him here, as well as an amazing guardian angel in you.
Posted by: Amy Ford - Anamosa, IA - co worker Jun 04, 2012
You entire family are in my prayers and thoughts. You are all such wonderful people and have such an amazing love for one another. It is never understood my life is taken at such a young age but know that God gives us the strength to get through it, he is by your side always.
Love to you all,
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Posted by: Linda Gatrel Nebel - Cedar Falls, IA - Friend of Family Jun 04, 2012
My daughter Kyra Biggart had her as a counselor and they got along so well. Nicole got my daughter some of the help she needed with her classes. There was not anyone like her. She will be greatly missed. Kyra said that her hugs made everything feel better. She was awesome Our hearts and condolences goes out to her family
Posted by: Carolyn Biggart - Anamosa, IA - Parent of student Jun 04, 2012
Please know that I am sending all of my positive energy to the entire Whisler/Cox family and Nicole's many, many close friends.
Posted by: Marcie (Violett) Brozak - Omaha, NE - Old friend Jun 04, 2012
Nicole will be greatly missed by so many and will always be in our hearts!! She was a wonderful person and always had a smile on.
I will always be thankful for the work she did with my daughter during her 2 yrs of preschool. With the help from Nicole and the teachers, my daughters shyness was taking away and she was able to make friends and feel safe at school.
My prayers and thoughts will always be with Nicoles family, husband and her beautiful son.
Love will remain with you,
Shonna, Jason, Dallas
Daniel and Daylor Miller
Posted by: Shonna Miller - Anamosa, IA - Parent of Students, Co-Worker Jun 04, 2012
As the saying goes, only the good die young, and Nicole was definitely one of the good ones. I was lucky to know Nicole for a long time and she was one of the nicest and friendliest people you’ll ever meet. She never looked down on people and was always there to help a friend in need. I had the honor of taking her to my senior prom and will always remember how her beauty and grace outshined my outlandish tux. That wasn’t a surprise though; Nicole would light up any room when she walked through the door. And although her passing was far too soon, I’m proud and honored to say I watched her grow into not only a beautiful woman, but also an amazing mother! Nicole will be greatly missed and my prayers go out to the family in this tragic time.
Posted by: Jared Curtis - Des Moines, IA Jun 04, 2012
I am so sorry for you loss. She was a very nice person. My son will be missing her. They ate lunch together all the time. Again so sorry for your loss.
Posted by: Casey Brooks - Anamosa, IA - mother of son at school Jun 04, 2012
Jerry, Cathy, Mason and family.
i am so so sorry for your loss.
working for you all these years i have come to feel that i wasnt just your employee but also somewhat part of your family.
just know that i am here for you all.
Posted by: lorrie clemens - centerville, IA - friend of the family Jun 04, 2012