Nicole Benzenhafer

Obituary of Nicole Alyse Benzenhafer

Nicole “Nikki” Alyse Benzenhafer, 35, of Lower Pottsgrove Twp., PA, passed away on August 3, 2021, at Reading Hospital. Born in Phoenixville, PA, on October 26, 1985, Nicole was the daughter of the late John David Benzenhafer and Sheila Susan (Whitehair) Anderson.

Nikki worked at both Wawa in Royersford, PA and Mike’s Brick Oven Pizza in Pottstown, PA. Above all else, Nicole adored her family, especially her son Marcell who was her pride and joy. She enjoyed laughing, telling stories, taking trips, watching Marcell play football, playing cards, and simply being together with her friends and family. She was a hard worker that did whatever she could to provide for her family. Nikki was a kind person with a big heart and a beautiful soul that touched so many lives. Like her mother, she loved iced coffee and being at the beach in Ocean City. Nikki also was a fan of One Tree Hill and loved her cats dearly. Her beautiful spirit will be missed by all who knew her. 

Nikki is lovingly remembered by her son, Marcell Benzenhafer; her fiancé, Kevin Proitte; Kevin’s daughter, Katrina Proitte, who was like a daughter to Nikki; her siblings, Hope (& Jeff) Garbutt, Stacy (& Drew) Van Dam, Marla Benzenhafer, and Joseph Anderson; Kevin’s mother, Mary Jane Page-Gruber; and many other loving family and friends who will miss Nikki deeply.

In addition to her parents, Nikki is predeceased by her son, David John Proitte.

Visitation will take place on Friday, August 13, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Houck & Gofus Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, PA 19464. A Life Celebration will follow at 3:00 p.m.

A webcast of Nicole’s services will also be available beginning at 3:00 p.m. Please visit and click on the “Webcast” tab to view the webcast. If you have any questions, please call 610-323-8220.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Nikki’s memory to

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