What an incredible donation!

Nicklette Keim lived a fulfilling life - she was a sergeant in the Army and worked at General Motors. But her passion laid elsewhere - she loved animals and believed that it was important for them all to have a loving home.

She was born in 1949 in Flint to Robert Rembrandt Keim and Donna Belle (Nickle) Keim. According to her obituary, she was "a life long learner taking a wide variety of courses as far-ranging as American sign language classes. Nicklette also had a great love of animals, taking in animals that have been neglected, abused, or had health issues."

She only has one surviving relative - her sister, Toni - so, when she died, she left part of her estate to the fur babies a Genesee County Animal Control.

The shelter was contacted by the New York Life Insurance and Annuity Corporation, which informed them that part of her life insurance policy was to be gifted to them. The exact amount is not yet known, but it's expected to be upwards of $30,000.

Animal control told MLive that they're going to do something special with the money, rather than "just buy dog food with it."

Such a strong statement about a person's life when they leave part of their estate to a good cause after they die. Nicklette was the best kind of animal lover - the kind that thinks of the animals without homes and wanted to do something good about it. Rest In Peace, Ms. Klein. Thank you for your generous gift to Genesee County Animal Control.

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