David Ernest Nickel, age 79, died of COVID on December 22, 2020. He passed away peacefully surrounded by love and his family.
Dave, also known as Coach Nickel or Mr. Nickel, spent the last part of his career educating students at Caldwell High School. Prior to that, he coached college football for 30-years at Boise State, Idaho State, Utah State, University of Montana, University of Cincinnati, and other universities.
Dave is survived by his wife of 58-years, Linda, his sons Eric and Patrick, his daughters-in-law Marianna and Monica, and his loving grandchildren Sydney, Bella, Everest, and Kline. Dave was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Martha Flynn, and his fishing partner and grandson Noah.
Dave loved RV camping, especially in the Stanley, ID area, fishing, cooking, and spending time with his extended family.
A memorial service will be held later when COVID is under control and it is safe for people to gather.
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