EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) – Durand’s Nicole Bendickson was a mother to her almost one-year-old daughter Cora. On December 1, she gave birth to twins after being induced.

Just 12 days later, the 30-year-old died at home in her sleep, leaving behind her three kids and her husband Robert. Nicole’s sisters-in-law say just before her death, Nicole was under quarantine following her husband’s positive COVID test.

Her newborn twins also tested positive for the virus.

Nicole is remembered as a kind, shy, sweet woman who loved her daughter and family more than anything. Born in Mondovi, living in Durand, Nicole was active in her community.

While her family members are mourning, they say they’re also preparing to carry on Nicole’s legacy to her babies.

“My brother is looking for his wedding pictures of them,” said Gina Schofell, Nicole’s sister-in-law. “They’ve been together for 12 years. He’s going through all their pictures and having a video of all the pictures for each one of the children [made]. It’s definitely going to be rough, but as a family, we are really close, so we definitely have a big giant support group for him.

Nicole’s twins are still in the NICU.

The family currently does not have an official cause of death but said they’re waiting for pending COVID results.

For more information, can contact Gina Schofell at 715-651-2240