Nicole “Nikki” Marie Rantanen, 32 was born in L’Anse August 19, 1987 and walked on unexpectedly on July 4, 2020. She is the daughter of Barbara Dakota and Randal Rantanen. Nikki graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School in 2006 alongside her twin sister and was employed through Mid-Michigan Industries.
Nikki was a ray of sunshine who touched so many hearts through her happiness. She especially loved spending time with family and friends, coming home to the U.P., and spoiling her furry friends. She was proud of her involvement in the Potter-house and participation in the Special Olympics.
She is survived by her grandparents Dolly Sapcut and Fred Dakota of Baraga, mother Barbara Dakota of Midland, sisters Kimberly Rantanen of Mt. Pleasant, Tasha Swartz of L’Anse, Brothers Jared (Paula) Rantanen of Midland, Brian (Liz) Rantanen of L’Anse, Kevin Rantanen of Mt. Pleasant, Randall Rantanen of Midland, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Walking on before her were her grandparents Betty and George Rantanen and her father Randal Rantanen.
A family burial service will take place in the Indian Pinery Cemetery. The family will greet friends at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 9th at the KBIC Zeba Hall, followed by a feast in her memory. The Jacobson Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Friends may sign Nikki's guest book or send condolences at www.jacobsonfuneralhome.com.