David W. Nicklas

June 15, 1923July 30, 2018

David W. Nicklas, born June 15, 1923, passed away peacefully in his sleep July 30, 2018. He was 95 years old. David lived a long, lively life full of a career, friends, and a loving family. He had a long career in the United States Navy of 30 years; 20 active and 10 inactive. He then went on to marry Marie Nicklas , where they both raised two beautiful daughters, Donna and Vickie & through that he gained 5 Grandchildren and 7 Great grandchildren .

David left an impact on everyone that came into his life. His doctors, nurses, and physical therapists loved him as family. He was witty in ways no one else would ever think. His most famous jokes that he said were, "these 'Golden Years' ain't so golden," and "this old age is for the birds." He truly knew how to put a smile on anyone's face. David was not just any man on this Earth, but he was a brilliantly witty brother, husband, father, uncle, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend. The crazy, funny, loving old man will be truly missed by many, not just his family. He will forever be loved.

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal."

In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to the St. Jude's Children Foundation in Boulder City, Nevada.

To Dad

To have you for our dad, was cause enough for pride. No one could ever equal you, no matter how they tried. You left us precious memories. Your love is still our guide. Although we cannot see you, you are always by our side.


  • Visitation Thursday, August 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, August 9, 2018

David W. Nicklas

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Ashlee Bearden

August 24, 2018

Whenever I had my phone, you’d always ask what I was doing. You were so nosy, but not nosy in the bad way. Just you being you. Sometimes, I would love to have you “selfie” with my phone because I wanted to show you how far us as a world came. The times you did take a “selfie,” you’d always say, “God, who’s that old looking guy right there,” and we’d all laugh. I love you to no end, grandpa. Always and forever! Xoxo 😘❤️

Ashlee Bearden

August 11, 2018

So, we went to see you yesterday, grampy! As we walked away from your grave and said we loved you and goodbye, TAPS started playing. Funny thing was, no one was having any services and there was no one there. We were also right next to the chapel and it wasn’t as loud as you think it should have been. Well, we drove around the WHOLE cemetery and there was NO ONE. I’ll take that as a sign of your gratitude and that you ARE with us! I love you forever. Party up in Heaven! Xoxo 😘😘💓

Melissa Crooks

August 6, 2018

I will never forget the day ashlee gave you these glasses and you thought they were the coolest pair yet ! Not realizing they were heart frames 😍 we just allowed you to wear them and be your awesome self ! We will miss you Grandpa more than words could ever Express but I know you are at peace & happy . Thank you for so many wonderful and amazing years & memories , I love you !!

Ashlee Bearden

August 3, 2018

To share one memory is to share one million. How can I ever tell you all of our memories? He was so witty and so kind. He loved us no matter what. One of my favorite memories will always be when he called himself a “sweet sexy senior” because all the ladies loved him at physical therapy. He always threw out the best jokes. I sang a song one time and he said, “don’t quit your day job!” Oh, Bampi. I love you for a lifetime. ❤️