Cover photo for Nicole Maxwell's Obituary
1982 Nicole 2022

Nicole Maxwell

December 15, 1982 — July 17, 2022

Formerly of Bemidji, MN

Nicole Leeann Maxwell, age 39, formerly of Bemidji, MN, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 17th, in Rochester, MN. Nikki requested to be cremated with no funeral service. Her mother is honoring her wishes. There will be a family burial of ashes and a celebration of her life at a later date. Arrangements are with Carlin Family Funeral Service of Fosston and messages of condolence may be shared at

Nicole was born on December 15, 1982, the daughter of Michelle Maxwell and Gerald Aasen. She was raised by her parents and extended family; attending schools in Clearbrook and Red Lake, Minnesota. She worked as a nursing assistant and childcare provider in early adulthood. She was married to Brandon Tschida on September 12, 2003. They had one child and later divorced.

Nicole was a strong, intelligent, independent, young woman living life on her own terms. She had a good sense of humor and enjoyed making others laugh. She was very talkative, often striking up conversations with others and making new friends wherever she went. She was a kind-hearted, generous, free spirit who will be greatly missed.

She is welcomed to the spirit world by:

Father: Gerald Aasen

Peternal Grandparents: James and Hope Aasen

Maternal Grandfather: Roger Bratvold

Maternal Great Grandparents: Baptise and Bertha Maxwell

Uncles: Edward J. Maxwell and Daniel Wright

Great Uncles: Edward W. Maxwell, George Maxwell, Allen Maxwell, Donald Maxwell, Robert Maxwell, and John Maxwell

Great Aunts: Joanne Maxwell Wipf, Violet Maxwell, Melvina Maxwell, Leona Stately, and Gladys Rogers

Cousin: Aiden Strong

Left to Cherish her memory:

Mother: Michelle Maxwell of Bemidji, MN

Ex-Husband: Brandon Tschida of Bemidji, MN

Daughter: Eja Tschida of Bagley, MN

Sons: Calin Hertill of Bemidji, MN and Reiker Erickson of Bagley, MN

Grandmother: Ruby Bratvold of Red Lake, MN

Sister: Jessica Chunn of Fosston, MN

Aunts: Luanne (Clayton) Strong of Redby, MN, Crystal Wright of Bemidji, MN, Debra Bratvold of Bemidji, MN, Laurel (Ervin) Lussier of Red Lake, MN, and Ramona Needham Maxwell of Redby, MN.

Uncle: Darren (Karen) Bratvold of Clearbrook, MN

Great Aunts: June Maxwell of Blackduck, MN and Betty King of Red Lake, MN

And numerous cousins and extended family.

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