Nick J. Chiburis Jul 17, 1938 – Oct 3, 2015 Age 77 of Gretna, NE. He passed away peacefully in his home after battling Parkinson’s Disease and cancer. Nick is survived by his loving wife, Louisa Chiburis; son, Nick Chiburis and wife Sherry; daughters, Michele Lucero and husband, Bryan, Lori Ramage and husband, Jeff, and Lisa Bader and husband, Rich; step-daughter, Andrea Bennett and husband, Wes of Memphis, TN. and his 6 loving grandchildren, Adyn and Trystan Lucero, Hunter and Skylar Ramage, Kyle and Cole Bader. Born and raised in Omaha, Nick graduated from South High School in 1956. He then served in the Marine Corps. Nick received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of NE at Omaha in 1963. He completed his Master’s Degree at Kearney State College in 1971, and went on to be a Professor at Iowa Western Community College for the remainder of his career. With the human form as his main subject matter through sculpture, photography, and drawing, his art was celebrated by many. Nick was a wrestling coach at various area high schools, including Papillion, Bellevue, and South High Schools, and was later a State Referee. He also coached his girls in softball and soccer for many years. His impact on the youth he coached was undeniable and never forgotten. He made a difference in so many lives, and we are all better because of him. VISITATION begins at 4pm Friday, October 23 with a CELEBRATION OF NICK’S LIFE at 7pm at the West Center Chapel.
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