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Dale C. "Bill" Nimmick

1928 ~ 2020 (age 92)

Obituary

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

Private family graveside services will be held at Jack’s Cemetery in LeClaire, Iowa.  Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior’s Project.  McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home of Bettendorf, Iowa is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

Bill worked as a tool & 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, Iowa and Bava (Russ) Prunty of Atkinson, Illinois; his sons, Butch (Cindy) Nimmick and Doug (Janis) Nimmick, all of Clinton, Iowa; nine grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; his sister, Lola Fletcher of Clinton; and his brother, Harold Nimmick of Dubuque, Iowa.

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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