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Nicole Marie Artanowicz

July 13, 1968March 28, 2021

Nicole Artanowicz, 52, of Berkley, Michigan, peacefully coasted over the finish line on the evening of Sunday, March 28, 2021. She battled Leiomyosarcoma (LMS), a very rare form of soft-tissue sarcoma cancer, for 6-1/2 years with both tenacity and style.

She was born in Warren, Michigan on July 13, 1968. Nicole graduated from Downey High School in Downey, California, and received her Bachelors in English from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, where she also worked in the OU Kresge Library for 20 years.

Nicole was married to Steve Baker on October 8, 2005 after they became a power couple in 1997. Nicole and Steve had 24 years of awesome together. She is survived by her husband Steve, their two oddball, loving dogs Lola and Ollie, her mother Sandra Romano and stepfather Luis Romano, and amazing friends all across the country.

As you are able, please draw something in a notebook or journal, on construction paper, etc. while listening to music by The Walkmen and/or Fleet Foxes for Nicole. Steve figures that Nicole would roll her eyes a bit at this idea but deep down she’d think it’s pretty awesome.

An online celebration service will be held on Sunday, April 25, at 1 PM.

• Event RSVP through Facebook: https://fb.me/e/1hXMKlfWC

• Share your video memories and stories here: https://bit.ly/nicole-tribute

• Listen to music that Nicole loved: https://bit.ly/music4nicole

• Direct link to the Zoom celebration event (password required): https://bit.ly/nicole-celebration

Video stories will be compiled together ahead of the celebration and played as part of the ceremony. Neato! Here's to celebrating Nicole's amazing life through the words of her friends and the music she loved.

In lieu of flowers, please feel free to support any of these terrific organizations in her memory. Especially during her long dance with LMS cancer, these folks meant so much to Nicole. Thank you.

• The New School at Commonweal … https://tns.commonweal.org/about/

• Neem Karoli Baba Ashram Taos Hanuman Temple … https://nkbashram.org

• Rogel Cancer Center — UofM … https://www.rogelcancercenter.org/sarcoma

• Sarcoma Alliance … https://sarcomaalliance.org

Services

LIVESTREAM SERVICE
25 April

Online Funeral Service

1:00 pm

Zoom

https://bit.ly/nicole-celebration

(Password Needed)

Memories

Nicole Marie Artanowicz

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Noel Shearer

April 9, 2021

Nicole and I at the Yayoi Kusama infinity installation♥️

Noel Shearer

April 9, 2021

So many fond memories whether it was bumping into you at some wonderful event or celebrating art,movies, quilting and good food together, it was always fun♥️

Josie Parker

April 5, 2021

Most of the pictures we share are from the many concerts we attended in Detroit and California. Here is one of my favorites; Nick Cave in Detroit before and after ❤️ I am sending so much love to Steve and all who loved Nicole.

Kristin Church

April 3, 2021

I love this photo of Nicole, Julie & me from our ridiculous night out with “Screech” in Berkley!

Joseph & Robin Thomas

April 3, 2021

Saturday October 8 2005
Honored to share those wonderful moments with Steve and Nic. With love, Joe and Robin

Chris Pfeiffer

April 3, 2021

7/7/18 Hamilton Leithauser concert

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