Kuiper Funeral Home


Nicole "Nickie" Bishop

July 12, 1982April 10, 2021

Nicole " Nickie" Bishop, age 38, of Portage, Indiana passed away on Saturday, April 10, 2021. Nicole was born July 12, 1982. Nickie is survived by moms Marie Bishop & Tammy Valdez, one sister Kari Dillback, one niece Mackenzie, one nephew Nolan, many uncles, aunts, and cousins. A memorial visitation will be held Saturday May 1st, 2021 from 1:00 PM until 4:00PM at Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman Rd (two blocks south of Ridge Rd) Highland, IN.

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  • Memorial Visitation

    Saturday, May 1, 2021


Nicole "Nickie" Bishop

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Holly Bentley

May 2, 2021

Baby I love you so much I miss you more than you will ever know. You know one of the things that you taught me was that I should never let anyone says or thinks about me effect me and now I’m trying hard to listen to that. People now that your gone act so weird and different they act like they know you when I was the one holding you when someone took everything you had worked so hard for someone that used you for 17 yrs all these people that are speaking now in the whole year we was together I never heard of them weird . I love you mire than ever. And just know that my shoulders are wide so I’ll carry this load that everyone is putting on me I’ll see you soo baby love your WIFE Holly

Tracy Glacken

May 2, 2021

Well, I am very happy to see the recent comments. Nikki and Mary Jane will forever be etched in my brain and my memories! Nikki spent her life here for a reason... for her family! Family that made her whole! Those kids loved her, and she loved them more than ever!

Tara Johnson

May 2, 2021

I awoke from a dream just now where you came to me. I believe disappointment was the over all feel so i feel now is the time for me to share. I’ve thought a lot about this. When I received a call about what happened I knew in my heart that it wasn’t the truth. you would never ever leave with how you cared so much for jeez where do I begin. Here’s a list of how amazing nik was. I’ve known her a very long time we had endless conversations, heart felt deep soul talk. I’ve never seen a human work so hard to take care of her wife (MARYJANE BISHOP) she worked endless hours to provide. She basically raised Autumn. Autumn is 8 now and GMA would never leave that little girl. She had a beautiful family I was blessed to share many times with. She helped me through some hardships, a great friend. I’m so shocked at how 80% of her life has been erased. Beyond disappointed. I’m speaking on her behalf as we dove into many topics about her personal life. I will acknowledge the life she actually lived on her behalf as this is a disservice to a beautiful human. She moved multiple times because she was the best at her job and would be offered more income, better health insurance for her wife (MARYJANE BISHOP) y’all can u believe almost 18! Years together. I looked up to their relationship. I miss walks on the beach, I miss our one on one talks the most, I’ll miss watching how adorable she was with Kaci, Adam, autumn, ect. Her smile always lit up a room followed by her laugh. I could only hope to have half her dedication to the life she lived. Nik you were the bees knees and you will always be! I hope to see you often in my dreams. I wish I could of attended your service. You are missed beyond words and I’ll be walking the beach and taking care of MJ for you girl! I love you to pieces.

MaryJane Bishop

April 29, 2021

Thank you for 17 years worth of smiles.

MaryJane Bishop

April 29, 2021

This is how you will be forever remembered...

MaryJane Bishop

April 29, 2021

You're all the things that i desire you save me, you complete me.
That verse etched into your skin...
1/9/2005 in Provincetown Massachusetts we were married in this was the song you played for me. Thank you for 17 years of memories. Thank you for loving my children as your own and instilling good work ethic and teaching valuable lessons as they grew. Thank you for being their other Mom.
Our granddaughters will miss you. You were the first person to hold Autumn,you even fed Bryce her first bottle and changed her first diaper with Autumn in the hospital. The bond you had with Autumn Jane will never be forgotten. It breaks my heart to think of you not being here to see her grow into the beautiful young lady she will become. All of the milestones you will miss of Bryce's. ...

We will always keep with us the uncountable memories you were a part of over the 17 years we had as a family...the 16 years we were married. None of this seems real. 😔

Amanda Walters

April 26, 2021

I played ball with you for a few years and had to bust my butt to beat you out for 3rd base but you made me work for what I really wanted you were and awesome person who never gave up. Wish you could have stayed to grow old with me and help me show my son what ball is all about. Fly high baby girl!!!!

Dena Hazelwood

April 23, 2021

Nik I never thought I’d be doing this and I shouldn’t be. I was your Coach your friend your person you talked to anytime you needed. We talked so much in the last 8 months and I listened to every word and tried to guide you in the right way. I miss you so much I loved you so. You will forever be with me cause I will carry you in my heart. Your smile was so big and your heart was so good you wanted peace with everyone. I told you peace inside of you was all you needed. I know your my Guardian Angel up above and I’m trying to get to a place of peace with you gone from here to soon. I just want to hear your voice your laugh you saying love you after our conversations but I have memories of taking you to ballgames traveling or hometown laughs and I was so proud of you till I see you again I will miss you every minute of everyday babygirl. Love Coach D

Uncle Doug Negele

April 22, 2021

I love you forever and always, you will always be my favorite niece,( ha kari your my favorite too) and look we have the same dimples!!!

Kimberly Garrison

April 22, 2021

She was a really good person and a really good friend. She was my best friend. Rest in peace Nickie but not forgotten