Obituary: Dale Nimmick


Dale C. “Bill” Nimmick, 92, of Cordova, Ill., died on Thursday, May 28, 2020, at Trinity Rock Island.

Private family graveside services will be at Jack’s Cemetery in LeClaire.  Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior’s Project.

He was born on March 26, 1926, in Lucca, N.D., the son of August and Irene (Kapaun) Nimmick.  On May 11, 1956, he married Taft M. “Dee” Smith in Davenport.  She preceded him in death on Oct. 13, 2016.

Bill worked as a tool and die maker at John Deere – Davenport Works for many years, retiring in 1982.  In addition, he also owned and operated N & W Pump Sales and Service in LeClaire.

During the Korean conflict, he served in the U.S. Army and upon his honorable discharge in 1952, received the Army Occupation Medal, the Korean Service Medal with one bronze star, the Purple Heart Medal, the Combat Infantry Badge and the United Nations Service Medal.

His memberships included the Bettendorf VFW Post 9128, where he was a life member, the Davenport Moose, and the NRA, where he was also a life member.

Those left to honor his memory include his daughters, Carol (Jeff) Suiter of Princeton, and Bava (Russ) Prunty of Atkinson, Ill.; his sons, Butch (Cindy) Nimmick and Doug (Janis) Nimmick, all of Clinton; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; his sister, Lola Fletcher of Clinton; and his brother, Harold Nimmick of Dubuque.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Elaine Dusenberry and Donna Portzelt; and his brother, August Nimmick.

He loved riding his mower and often said, “Never fear when Nimmick’s here, he always has a little beer.”

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