Nicholas Joseph Spelic

Age 37

Nicholas left this life on Friday, November 8, 2019, to join his earthly father, Stephen, his canine best friend, Robby, and his Heavenly Father. His grandparents, John Joseph Stockard and Joann Munagle and Joseph and Clair Spelic are there to welcome him into comfort. Nicholas is survived by his mother, Stephanie Stockard Spelic and brother, Zachary Spelic (Chassidy Kruger) and twin nieces, Elliana and Karina Spelic. Many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends mourn his loss.

Nicholas was the first born child of Stephanie and Stephen Spelic, of Omaha, Ne. He graduated from St. Margaret Mary grade school, Creighton Prep (2000) and Creighton University (2004). For eight years he worked as a master data analyst for ConAgra foods, until September of 2013 when a tragic event brought his young and promising life to a painful standstill. After six years of suffering from the aftermath of this event, our beloved Nicholas was gathered peacefully home to his Creator with his mother and brother at his side. His family and friends profoundly grieve his loss but rejoice in the comfort and peace he now enjoys.

Thank you to his early caregivers at Madonna and Ambassador, Lincoln. We are most grateful to his kind and loving caregivers, staff and fellow residents and volunteers at Ambassador, Omaha and Amedsys Hospice. Thank you, Father Snow and St. John parish, for welcoming Nicholas back to his baptismal home and comforting both Nicholas and his family.


There will be a celebration of Nicholas’ life on Friday, November 15, 2019, at St. John Catholic Church (Creighton University Campus), 2500 California Plaza, Omaha, NE. Visitation with family will begin at 9AM with a funeral mass at 10AM. A reception will follow in St. John parish hall.

Memorials may be made to Lauritzen Gardens, Nebraska Border Collie Rescue (Gretna, NE) or St. Johns parish (social justice group).


  • Mary Ellen Caruso Posted November 9, 2019 8:16 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with Nicholas and your family. Sorry for your loss.

  • Betty and Willis Scribner Posted November 10, 2019 10:03 am

    Stephanie and Zachary,
    Our hearts break for you. May the prayers and love of family, and so many friends comfort you. God BLess you.

  • Jan Mashek Posted November 10, 2019 2:44 pm

    Stephanie and family, I know the loss of Nicholas is very difficult for you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you deal with the finality of his death. May God bless you and keep you, Jan.

  • Mary Eileen Andreasen Posted November 10, 2019 6:37 pm

    Oh Stephanie — There are just no adequate words to comfort you for the tragic losses you have had to endure. May you feel God’s presence and peace. Please be assured of my prayers for you in the coming months.

  • Victoria Garcia Brake Posted November 10, 2019 11:42 pm

    So very sorry, Stephanie for your loss. I can tell by Nicholas’ beautiful smile, he was a good son. That’s what we all hope and pray for. May the good Lord wrap his most powerful arms around you and your lovely family and comfort you during this difficult time. Fondly, Vickie and Jack Brake

  • Jeanne Sherwood Posted November 12, 2019 3:16 am

    Stephanie and Zachary, Nicholas will not soon be forgotten. His impact upon my life is treasured. He reminded me to look beyond the surface, seeking the hidden gem God has placed within each of us. Nick’s heart and humor were evident. Thanks for sharing him with those of us at Ambassador.

  • Susan Biskup Schurman Posted November 12, 2019 5:51 am

    Im sending hugs and prayers for you now and ongoing! —Susan

  • Colleen O’Callaghan Fleek Posted November 12, 2019 9:21 am

    So sorry for your loss, may happy memories ease the pain. Nick had a big heart, always friendly and willing to help anyone. Such a great guy, he will be missed by many. Prayers to Nick and his family.

  • Shannon Troshynski Posted November 12, 2019 10:12 am

    God Bless you and comfort you. I thoroughly enjoyed the years I worked with Nick at ConAgra. He is truly missed and so happy he’s no longer suffering. God bless you and sending thoughts and prayers to all of you.

  • Susan Dougherty Posted November 12, 2019 11:34 am

    It was pleasure and privilege to have worked with Nick. He was always a gentle and extremely kind person with a smile that lit up the room. May he rest in peace and be remembered with love.

  • Mary Jean Kasher Posted November 12, 2019 4:25 pm

    Dear Stephanie, I am so very very sorry. Words can’t really express how I feel but please know you will be in my prayers and thoughts in the days ahead..

  • Patti McConnell Posted November 12, 2019 5:32 pm

    Sending you prayers of comfort through this difficult time. Nick was an amazing friend and co-worker at Conagra. He will always live on in the lifes that he touched.

  • Mary Barry Posted November 12, 2019 8:49 pm

    Nicholas was such an energetic spirit when I worked with him at Conagra. He was always so kind and a fun person to be around. I am thinking of your family and sending prayers and love to all of you. May he be at peace now that he is with God and all of his family that has gone before him.

  • Deb & Mel Clark, Shane & Meghan Posted November 14, 2019 9:17 pm

    Stephanie & Zach, We are so sorry to hear of Nick’s passing. He was a nice young man and school/church friend of our family. We will keep all of you in our prayers. God bless you all and comfort you. The Clarks @ SMM

  • Tessa Nieweg Posted November 14, 2019 11:16 pm

    I did not know Nic for very long at Conagra, but I remember him as so warm and friendly towards me and everyone else. He always made sure to smile and say hi when passing each other in the hallway. He was also very giving. I remember he would tell me I’m always welcome to come up to his desk and have gummy bears or ice cream sandwiches that he stored in the 3rd floor freezer. He was just so very special. I have been following the updates on caring bridge since 2013 and always rooted for a full recovery. Even though that did not happen, I’m glad that he is at peace now. I just hope he knows what a special man he was and how he made every lasting impressions on everyone at Conagra. Rest In Peace, Nic. Save some gummy bears for me up there.

  • Linda Meigs Posted November 15, 2019 5:37 pm

    Dearest Stephanie, I would have been there today but I just now at end of day read the obituaries and saw Nicholas’s name and beautiful face. I’m sorry for your loss now and before and also for the pain you’ve had to carry so long. I send you love and prayers for comfort and consolation, the ability to accept, and the ability to move on. Nicholas was a beautiful spirit in life and is a beautiful spirit still. And I’m sure there is a big welcome Celebration going on. God Bless you and Zachary and his darling family.

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