Cheyanna Marie Nickel

Cheyanna NickelCheyanna Marie Nickel – 27 – of 236 Main St., Dansville, formerly of Hornell, died Monday evening (February 20, 2017) at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, following a long illness.

Born in Hornell on May 31, 1989, she was the daughter of Michele Nickel and Charles Chriscaden.

Cheyanna resided most of her life in Hornell and was a graduate of Hornell High School (class of 2010).   She had lived in Dansville for the past year.  Cheyanna was a member of New Bread Ministries for many years.

She had been employed as a delivery person for the Hornell-Canisteo Penn E Saver and also enjoyed helping with fundraising events at the Arkport Fire Department.  Cheyanna overcame many obstacles in her life and was a former participant of Special Olympics.  One of her fondest memories was her trip to Honolulu, Hawaii to meet her favorite celebrity, Dog the Bounty Hunter, a trip granted to her by the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Cheyanna enjoyed crocheting, knitting, coloring & playing video games.  She was a diehard Buffalo Bills Football Fan and an avid NASCAR fan and especially loved rooting for her favorite driver, Dale Earnhardt, JR.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Robert Nickel; her paternal grandmother, Helen Ryan Chriscaden; step-grandfather John L. Easton; and step-grandfather, Don Elliott.

Surviving are her mother & step-father, Michele Nickel and Terry Muchler of Hornell; her father & step-mother, Charlie & Felicia Chriscaden of Hornell; her brothers, Joseph Manley, Casey Chriscaden, Chuck Chriscaden, Timothy Houk, Jonathan Chriscaden, & Cody Aultman; her sisters, Kristen LaFleur and Jessica ZaZubec; maternal grandmother, Bertha “Bert” Nickel of Arkport; paternal grandfather, Laverne Chriscaden of Canisteo; step grandparents, Paul & Mary Muchler of Arkport, Christine Elliott of Ohio, Emma Jean Easton of Tennessee; her special friend, Jon Harvey of Dansville; several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

The family of Cheyanna Marie Nickel will receive friends on Saturday from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY where a Memorial Service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 2:00 PM with Bishop James Hall officiating.

Cheyanna’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 3025 Monroe Avenue – Suite 200, Rochester, NY 14618.  Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home or click here to print a memorial form.

4 Responses to “Cheyanna Marie Nickel”

  1. paula skip says:

    am sorry
    so much of life to live
    ended way too soon

  2. Cathleen Mattison-Attili says:

    I am so sorry for the family’s loss. I knew her when she was younger and we lived down the street. Wonderful girl.

  3. Barb Mulhollen says:

    Michele and Terry I am so sorry to hear about Cheyanna’s passing. I know how difficult things were for her and I hope in some little way I helped her through her struggles. And I feel so bad for your loss but you took excellent care of her and gave her so much love. All her pain and struggles are now over and I hope now that she is in heaven God has given her back healthy veins. She and all of you are in my prayers.

  4. Susan Leubner says:

    Michele and Family I am so sorry to hear that Cheyanna has left this earth. She truly put up a fight in this world to get better and have fun. You were such great supportive family and her friends as well. Fly high Grumpy pants. :)