Kenneth S. Nicola

16 November, 19351 April, 2021

Kenneth Nicola, 85, of Bismarck, North Dakota and seasonal visitor of Mesa, Arizona, passed away on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at The Villa Hospice care facility in Mesa, Arizona. There will be a memorial service at Victory Lutheran Church in Mesa, on Tuesday, April 27th at 11:00 am. Additional services will be held at a later date at St. George's Episcopal Church in Bismarck, North Dakota, at a time to be determined. In lieu of flowers please make donations to your favorite charity in Kenneth's name. Arrangements entrusted to Melcher Mortuary Mission Chapel, 480-832-3500.


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Chris Volk

8 April 2021


I left my last voicemail to you tonight, but I meant what I said. I love you. I am so sorry I wasn't there. All those years ago you were there for me. You opened your home to me and trusted me enough to hand me the keys to your basement apartment. You soon went from becoming my intimidating landlord to one of my most cherished friends. Play bridge with the angels. Turn up Michael Buble. Know you will be missed. Eternal rest grant unto Ken, O Lord , and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.

Barbara Ziegler

7 April 2021

Good memories of time spent together in Garrison and Bismarck.
Also opened his home to me when my husband was in the hospital. Thank you Kenny. you are in a good place now.

Donald Saba

5 April 2021

Ken and I were baptized in a shared ceremony by a traveling Orthodox Priest in Bismarck. We were both raised in Bismarck in a time when families got together on a regular basis. Ken was very social and related stories about our past. He will be missed as he touched many lives. May he live eternally.

Carol Vernon

5 April 2021

Kennith, was a great man! He was a great mentor, and a great student. He always enjoyed learning. Maybe not as much as he love playing bridge. 😁 I feel so thankful that he came into my life. He could be Kennith, yet that’s what and why I loved him. He could always make ya smile in a sly way. There was only 1 Kennith, and he can not ever be replaced. Much love for him. Now he is with Brezzy! So he’s happy.

Joyce and Ron Tello

4 April 2021

Ken was a kind, thoughtful and compassionate man. He was a great story teller and always made a point of lifting one up with his graciousness and understanding.
Memory Eternal ❤️

Robert Crotty

3 April 2021

I knew Kenny all my life. He was genuinely loved by his family and friends. He was a God-fearing man. He will be remembered for his kindness and that 'hollywood' smile. Gonna miss you Kenny. But you've graduated brother. God bless your memory.

Patricia White

3 April 2021

Ken was born on Nov 16 and I was born on Dec 4, 1935. Ken was an incubator baby and was still in the hospital when I was born and our mothers met. When I say that I knew Ken all my life that is what I mean. Good bye to a dear friend. May you rest in Peace and reside in Glory. Pat McCulloch White