Passed away on Feb 11, 2023
David Alan Nick
The story of David

David Alan Nick, was born on Friday, October 13, 1972, in Minneapolis, MN, to Dale Anthony Nick and Janice Marie (McConnell). He married Karen Leigh (Aufderhar) on January 3, 2006. David was riding his beloved orange Harley when he was tragically taken home on Saturday, February 11th, 2023, in Goodyear, AZ. David was driving to work. A young woman (21 years old) was driving a vehicle with her mom and two nephews. She didn't see David on his orange Harley and pulled out in front of him. The mother screamed and David tried to stop. He went into his handlebar, hit the back door on the passenger side and instantly broke his neck. Witnesses attempted CPR without success. David died at the scene. The young woman was very remorseful. It will be with her forever that he died because of her. There to meet David in heaven, were his twin sister, Tara, his mother, Janice, and his brother-in-law, Brian Hartigan. He was also greeted by several close friends, uncles, aunts, and grandparents. Left to carry on his legacy are his daughter, Elianna, wife, Karen, father, Dale, brother, Brian (Sandie), several nieces and a nephew. David also loved his kitties. David, even though we were separated by distance, we let you know that you were loved. You turned 50 this year and too young to be gone from our lives. After several software developing gigs, and time as a stay-at-home dad, Dave decided to try his skills at his true love of motorcycles. He moved to Arizona to attend the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute where he was close to completing his program. He was awarded an honorary certificate. Dave had completed interviews and had a job lined up after his program completion. You were an amazing man! You were intelligent, imaginative, artistic, talented, and humorous, among numerous other qualities. You could talk your way out of almost anything. You were the social butterfly of our family. Over the years, David had many interests, including, motorcycling, hunting, Filipino Arnis Martial Arts, astronomy, music (guitar and piano), stormchasing, ham radio, archery, 3D printing, bitcoin mining, firearm use and sales, knife sharpening, sailing, traveling, online shopping and lighthouses. As a Southpaw, he overcame challenges as not all of these are left-hand-friendly hobbies. He considered 13 as his "lucky" number. If you knew him at all, you knew that orange was his color. David loved sci-fi and action films and books; anything StarWars-related or Vince Flynn were his favorites. Known for his silver tongue, his heart of gold, and quick wit, he will be missed by all.It was David's desire to be cremated and to own a sailboat. Unfortunately, his untimely death afforded him only one of these. A celebration of life will be held in his honor at 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 11, 2023 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Princeton, MN. And just like that, you rode out of our lives. We miss you! We love you! We will reunite in heaven!