Nicholas Harper Ware

Nicholas H. Ware

Mar 14, 1987 – Mar 6, 2018

Nicholas “Nick” Harper Ware died on March 6, 2018 at home surrounded by his parents and sister seven months after being diagnosed with metastatic colon cancer. Born to Dr. Frederick and Charlott Ware on March 14, 1987 in Omaha, Nick graduated from Blair High School in 2005, from Iowa Western Community College in 2007 with an Associate’s Degree, and was a member of Phi Theta Kappa Scholastic Honor Society. His Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology was obtained from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 2011.  In December of 2016, Nick became an Apprentice Electrician with International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

Nick is survived by his parents; his sister, Andrea J. Ware; half-siblings: Fred A. Ware, Sally E. Waters, Tom N. Ware, and Dana L. Willett; his maternal grandmother, Margie M. Peters Johnson; and multiple uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by twin brother, Benjamin P. Ware; half-sister, Mary D. Treloar; maternal grandfather, Leland Johnson; paternal grandparents, Frederick J. H. Ware and Clara Louise “Weese” Abbott Ware.

MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held Sunday, March 11th at 11am at the West Center Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, Nick requested that memorial donations be made to the following 501(c)(3)organizations: Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of the Midlands; the “Brotherhood Wellness Fund” of the IBEW Local 22 (Checks to be mailed to 8946 L. St. Omaha, NE, 68127); or National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Nebraska.





  • Lou Lukas Posted March 7, 2018 6:50 am

    Some people were born too fine to tolerate this earth. In the end I think that in a very short span of time he experienced the love and connection he found so difficult most of his life. I’m so sorry I wasnt there.

    • Charlott Ware Posted March 15, 2018 1:26 pm

      Lou Lukas, you were there. It is because of you that Nick was finally able to accept that he was a worthy person. It is because of you that Nick expressed appreciation of and gratitude to and for his parents numerous times a day. You gave me the son I loved immensely but never really knew until the last six months of his life. How I miss him!!! SSI

  • Elise Kamphaus Posted March 7, 2018 7:29 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. He will be deeply missed.

    • Charlott Ware Posted March 15, 2018 1:26 pm

      Thank you Elise.

  • Seth M. Jennings Posted March 7, 2018 8:06 pm

    I only knew Nick a short time, but it was long enough to know he was full of love….love for people and love for life.
    I’m so sorry he was taken so soon. My heart hurts for those that new and lived him

  • Angie Everett Posted March 7, 2018 11:13 pm

    I had the pleasure to get to work with Nick. He had great wisdom for his young age. He left an everlasting impression on me. He was always so kind, respectful, genuine and he had true grit. What a fine young man his parents raised. He will be missed.

  • Daisy Bonham-Carter Posted March 7, 2018 11:19 pm

    How sad and heart wrenching. His time was cut too short. Also, so close to his birthday. Such a huge loss for everyone. I always heard Nick giggle after everything for we all were childhood friends together. I’m so sorry to hear this terrible news. We all shared giggles and fun together. And what a loss to the world it is. He will be deeply missed.

  • Kassie Posted March 8, 2018 4:58 am

    Prayers for healing to his family and friends.

  • Dave, Rosemary, Nathan, Nick and Julia Huage Posted March 8, 2018 9:15 am

    Nick was such a special young man. We feel so lucky that we had the chance to know him. He will be greatly missed!

  • Jason, Sara, Charlie and Alex Krug Posted March 8, 2018 2:44 pm

    On Feb.11 I said my goodbyes to Nick. He told me how we were top notch neighbors. For as young as he was, he was a better man than me. Never selfish and always thinking of others. We will miss him.

  • Desiree Adams Posted March 8, 2018 2:47 pm

    Nick’s spirit was truly rare. He was kind, funny, humble and smart. I know he’s found peace and rest. He has left such an impression on this earth, and will be missed so much. Souls like his are a gift, and I’m glad I got to know him.

  • Janelle Andreini Posted March 8, 2018 3:36 pm

    I had the pleasure of knowing Nick during his time at Nebraska Wesleyan University. He was such an incredibly kind, gentle soul, and I feel thankful to have known him.

  • Laura Ulrich Ronning Posted March 9, 2018 8:28 am

    Dear family, While I didn’t personally know Nick, it is clear that he was a wonderful, giving young man. I am so sorry for your loss of your son and brother. Saying prayers for your comfort during this very difficult time.

  • Kim Cook Posted March 10, 2018 8:58 pm

    My deepest sympathy, my thoughts are with the entire Ware family.

  • Annie Pawol Posted March 11, 2018 8:24 am

    I’m so sorry for your family. My love and sympathy to you all.

  • Ann Parker Posted April 4, 2018 11:13 am

    Dear Char, I am so sorry about Nick. In the short time I knew him, I thought he was sweet, kind, and funny. I don’t have words to adequately express my sorrow for you, Fritz, Andrea and the rest of your family. Please know that I am thinking of you and extend my deepest sympathy

    • Charlott Ware Posted April 9, 2018 4:18 pm

      Thank you Ann. It is good to hear from you.
      I still am not at all certain how to go about living with this loss. I may be forced to learn to take things a step at a time.

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