Nicole Dodson

Obituary of Nicole Annette Dodson

Nicole Annette Dusseau was born in Monroe, Michigan on November 7, 1977.   She was the youngest of three children born from the union of the late James August Dusseau and the late Cheryl Susan (Wilkins) Dusseau.   She graduated with the Class of 1995 from Summerfield High School.

She married Steven Michael Dodson in Milan, Michigan on September 13, 2003.   Nikki loved to learn, and she later returned to school obtaining her Associates Degree through Eastern Michigan University.   Her course of study was history, and she loved the opportunity to share her knowledge as a student teacher.  

For twenty years, Nikki, was employed at the Speedway Gas Station in Dundee.   She started off as a cashier eventually becoming Assistant Store Manager over her twenty year career.   The past two years she had been employed as a laborer at the Dundee Chrysler Engine Plant.  

Nicole had a great sense of humor and a degree in sarcasm.   She was an excellent listener and therefore a comforter.   Nikki had a huge heart and was accepting of everyone.    To know her was to love her, although, she herself had declared that she was not “a ray of sunshine”!

She and Steven had many similar interests being involved with gothic groups and ghost hunting.   They had also attended Comicon events together.   She loved to cook and specialized in Cuban and other ethnic dishes.   Nicole made her home with four dogs:  Tank, Roxy, Podrick, and Wednesday; and Steve’s more than twenty year old cat:  Vito.

Nicole Annette “Nikki” Dodson, age 43, of Monroe formerly of Dundee passed away at 11:31am on Friday; August 13, 2021 at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital.   She had been in declining health for several months.   Her passing was preceded by her parents and her husband:  Steven on October 7, 2018.

To cherish her memory she leaves a sister:  Karen Dusseau of Monroe; a brother:  Ken Dusseau of Toledo; five nieces and nephews:  Zachary Hess, Brittany Hess, Amada White, Tyler White, and Emily Dusseau; four great nieces and nephews:  Colton Watts, Arya Hutsko, Naomi Pakulski-Dembinski, and Lincoln Stiffler; and several friends she thought of as family:  Tonya Ayres; Mary and Chris VanBuren, Alex Plumb, Tony Lieto, Ashley Parton, Carla Randolph, Clare Peters, and Julie Aaron.

Friends will be invited to a memorial gathering on a later date at Wilson Park, 89 Wabash Street, Milan, Michigan 48160.   Merkle Funeral Service, Dundee; 297 Tecumseh Street, Dundee, Michigan 48131 (734) 529-3156 has been entrusted with her arrangements..

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