Dale Duane Nickles was born July 6, 1948, to Gladys Grace Kotas (Salda), and Calvin Manning Nickles in Beatrice, Ne.
He grew up in Lincoln, Ne, and graduated from Lincoln High School class of 1965. He was a member of the tennis team.
Dad served in the United States States Army from 1968 until his Honorable Discharge in 1974. THANK YOU, Dad, for your brave service to our country.
He was married to Linda (Ward) for 20 years and has three daughters, Pennie, Robyn, and Sunnie Nickles (Kanter). He also has three grandchildren, Skylar and Jace Nickles, (Pennie), and Krew Kanter, (Sunnie).
He was a devoted warehouse worker for Nash Finch Grocers for over 40 years.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Linda Bright, (David) of Lincoln, Ne. He is survived by his younger brother, Tom, and his wife Jan Nickles from Wilber, Ne.
From 1992 until her passing in 2005 he enjoyed spending time with his girlfriend Gerry Ogden and her family and friends at the TopHat Tavern.
Dad loved fishing at the surrounding lakes. He was a great bowler and loved playing pool. He also loved going up to the casinos.
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