THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Nicole M. (Geffers) Dadas-Salfai
Issue Date: March 1, 2017
Nicole M. Dadas-Salfai, 53, of De Pere, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Feb. 23.
Born April 20, 1963 in Oshkosh, to the late James and Dorothy "Red" (Umphenour) Geffers, she was the youngest of six children and spent many younger years playing on Lake Butte des Morts and running around the town of Omro. She graduated from Omro High School in 1981 and shortly after, served in the United States Air Force for four years.
After service, she traveled the western United States. An adventurous spirit in her youth, she raved about the mountains, liked to hike and ski and talked about returning to Tucson, Az. one day.
In the early 1990s, she returned to Wisconsin and in 1993 had a son, Daniel. A proud, dedicated, hard-working single mother, she loved him dearly and ensured that he was supported and well cared for.
In 2002, Nicole M. (Geffers) Dadas met Tod J. Salfai on a blind date and they married on July 28, 2007 in De Pere. They recently celebrated 15 years together at the same restaurant where they first met.
She enjoyed gardening, spending time with her dogs, attending garage sales and watching the Packers.
She is survived by her husband, Tod; a son, Daniel Dadas, Los Angeles; two step-children, Allison Salfai, Green Bay and Tyler Salfai, De Pere; siblings, Vicki (Lee) Harris, Waupaca, Peter (Susie) Geffers and Julie (John) Berndt, both of Oshkosh and Jeff (Elodia) Geffers, Wautoma and her in-laws, James Salfai, Marinette and Maxine Salfai, Appleton.
Including her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Zana (Ed) Abbott.
Family and friends called at Ryan Funeral Home in De Pere on Monday, Feb. 27 from 4 p.m. until time of a Prayer Service at 6 p.m., followed by full military honors.