TAMA - Maria Whitebreast Nicholi, 63, of the Meskwaki Settlement, rural Tama, passed away, Monday, Sept. 17, 2012 at her home on the settlement. Traditional graveside services will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 2 p.m. at Meskwaki Cemetery on the Meskwaki Settlement in rural Tama with Michael Keahna as speaker. A traditional wake will be held Tuesday evening at the Fox Clan Ceremonial Building on the Meskwaki Settlement, rural Tama. Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home, Tama-Toledo is assisting with the arrangements.
Survivors include her children, Christopher Nicholi, Kristine N. Keahna and Jennifer Nicholi; two sisters, Melba Shemayme and Angela Montoya; one brother, Delmer Whitebreast; five grandchildren; and one great-grandson.