Obituary: Nicole Anna Spirit

Nicole Anna Spirit (nee Strain), 32, of Berlin, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 27, with her loving family by her side.

Nicole loved the outdoors and especially time spent on the farm raising her animals with her husband Billy. The most important thing to Nicole was her education. She loved learning and had a huge background in education. She received her bachelor’s degree in large animal science, a teaching degree and was on her way to a master’s degree in biology.

Nicole is survived by her loving husband William P. Spirit; parents, Joseph and Andrea Strain; brother, Erin Strain Zipperle and wife Erin; sister, Shannon Gladden and husband John and nephew, Kaleb; grandparents, Roger and Lois Mauro; mother and father-in-law, William and Josiane Spirit, and Mary and Robert McDivitt; brother-in-law, Michael Spirit and wife Aimee; and Robert Seamon.

Family and friends are invited to attend Nicole’s visitation on Friday, Dec. 30, from 9 a.m. to noon at LeRoy P. Wooster Funeral Home & Crematory, 441 White Horse Pike, Atco. A memorial service will follow. Cremation will be held privately to the family.

In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made in Nicole’s name to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at and/or Animal Welfare Association at For more information or to e-mail a condolence, please visit