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Nicole M. Lasley, 40

Nicole Marie Lasley, age 40, of Buffalo, passed away in Delano Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013.

She was born May 1, 1973, in Anoka, to Eugene and Susan (Johansen) Buchholz. Nicole grew up in Anoka, and attended school there.

After high school she went on to St. Cloud Technical College, from where she graduated with an associate’s degree in accounting.

She worked at Work Connection in accounting in St. Paul.

Nicole married Lyle Lasley in 2004. The couple made their home in Annandale first, then Buffalo.

Nicole enjoyed her pet dogs, Cuddles and Teddy Bear; her nieces and nephews, puzzles, painting, and collecting dolphins.

She is survived by her mother, Susan (Dennis) Ploog of Annandale; grandfather Gerald Hughes of Hastings; brother Aaron (Jessica) Buchholz of Alaska, and his children, Danielle, A.J., Addison, Scout, Burch, and Ivan; and step-brothers Duane Ploog and Ron (Carrie) Ploog and their children, Chelsea, Connor and Cora.

Nicole is also survived by uncles Gary Johansen of South Haven, and Scott Johansen of Annandale; aunts Cheryl (Tim) Rootes of Hampstead, NC, and Peggy (Don) Sherry of Hastings; as well as many more extended relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents; and husband Lyle.

Visitation was Friday, Aug. 30 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Howard Lake, with a prayer service at 5 p.m.