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1942 Nicholas 2023

Nicholas Stiefel

September 15, 1942 — September 29, 2023

Nicholas "Nick" Clarence Stiefel was born on September 15, 1942 in Mitchell, South Dakota. He attended Notre Dame Academy for his K-12 education. When he wasn't sneaking out a school window to avoid punishment from the nuns, he could be found fishing, swimming across Lake Mitchell or playing basketball at the Corn Palace. He also sang and played the guitar.

Nick left South Dakota via the United States Navy, where he served from 1960-1963. After completing his military service, he moved to Omaha, Nebraska where he met and married Judith Ann Kidd on June 18, 1966.

Nick attended University of Nebraska at Omaha and graduated with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. After that, he started his own business Nichelangelo of Omaha, Inc., as a painting contractor and home builder.

Nick was known for his generosity and often provided labor, materials, money, or food to various charities and individuals in need.

He also enjoyed reading his Sunday newspaper, The Omaha World-Herald, and faithfully went for daily walks. He was a Kansas City Chiefs fan and remained loyal to The Nebraska Cornhuskers, despite his frustration with them.

Nick considered Victory Fellowship Church to be his spiritual home. Health permitting, he was active in outreach and ministry programs.

Nick passed away on September 29, 2023, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, at the age of 81.

He is survived by his wife Judith, daughter Kelly Stiefel Arias, son-in-law Gonzalo Arias, granddaughters Meghan and Mikayla Arias, sons Thomas and Roger Stiefel, and brother Gerald (Louise) Stiefel.

He was preceded in death by his father Emil Stiefel, mother Adele Weiss Stiefel, brothers Marlin and Kenneth Stiefel, and sister Darlene Sullivan.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, October 6, 2023 at Victory Fellowship Church, 2111 23rd Avenue Council Bluffs, Iowa

Visitation will begin at 4:00 pm with a service at 5:30.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Judith Stiefel.

"The Lord is not slow to fulfill His promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance." II Peter 3:9 (ESV)

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