December 20, 1928 ~ October 21, 2016
Robert Nicks, age 87 of Unionville, Missouri, passed away Friday, October 21, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Robert was born on a family farm in Little Rock, Iowa on December 20, 1928, the son of Alvin and Tillie (Gerdes) Nicks. He attended college and obtained his teaching certificate. Robert taught school for a brief period of time. He was united in marriage to Treva Huisman on December 20, 1948 in Kamrar, Iowa. From this union, three children were born, Alan, Randy and Tina. Robert was a veteran of the United States Air Force, and served in the Korean War. Afterwards, he was a business partner in numerous business ventures throughout his lifetime. Robert was also an outdoorsman, enjoying many family fishing trips to Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Canada. In retirement Robert returned to the farming world he so cherished as a child. He maintained a cattle and crop farm operation in Northern Missouri for many years. Robert and Treva were long-time residents of Lake Thunderhead prior to living at Homestead, and loved living there. He was also a member of the First Christian Church in Unionville, Missouri. Robert is survived by his wife, Treva Nicks of Centerville; his children, Alan (Jacque) Nicks of Hudson, Iowa, Randy (Diana) Nicks of Union, Missouri, and Tina Nicks of Phoenix, Arizona; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; as well as a host of other friends and family. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, and a deceased grandchild.