Shane Richard Nichols, 51, of Burlington, died Friday, Jan. 20, 2023, at the Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center in West Burlington.
Born Aug. 4, 1971, in Havre, Mont., he was the son of Joe and Sally Nichols.
He was a graduate of Burlington High School and Colorado Technical University.
He was an office manager for Midwest Maintenance Service. Prior to that, he was the owner and operator of Burlington on the Move, he worked for Motorola and as an over-the-road truck driver for Transport America. During that time, he read the entire Bible three times.
He was a U.S. Navy Veteran from Jan. 10, 1990, until Jan. 7, 1994, serving on board the USS Leyte Gulf during the Gulf War.
Shane was a very generous and giving person who loved spending time with his family and friends. He was a very social person and was known for being the life of the party. He enjoyed watching football, especially the Denver Broncos, and UFC fighting.
Survivors include his parents, Sally and Joe Nichols; three brothers, Lonny (Louise) Nichols of Ashburn, Va., Joseph Nichols of Burlington, and Scott (Bobbi) Nichols of Ottawa, Ill.; two nephews, Ian and Jackson Nichols; two nieces, Katherine Nichols, and Olivia Baker; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents; sister-in-law, Heather Nichols; uncle, Bill Fisher; and cousins, Andrew Fisher and Danny Larson.
Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh Crematory.
The memorial service for Mr. Nichols was Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023 at Prugh Funeral Service, 3940 Division St. with Pastor Dean Graber officiating. Full military honors were rendered by the Burlington Area Veterans Honor Guard. Private family graveside inurnment will be in Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date.
A memorial has been established for Disabled American Veterans (DAV).