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Nicolas E. “Nick” DeVader

October 23, 2016

Topeka-Nicolas E. “Nick” DeVader, 19, Tonganoxie, passed away Sunday, October 23, 2016 in Topeka.

He was born June 21, 1997 in Topeka, the son of Joshua D. DeVader and Micah D. Leeper.  Nick graduated from Seaman High School in 2015.  He was involved in football and track and had a passion for all sports.  Nick had a gift with babies and children and had a beautiful smile.  He worked in construction as a mason.

Survivors include his father, Josh DeVader, mother and step-father; Micah (Lance) Bailey; step-father, Lance Williams; brothers, Michael DeVader, Cody Williams, Noah Bailey, William DeVader, Xavier DeVader and Benjamen DeVader; sisters, Taylor Williams, Morgan DeVader, Brianna DeVader, Lucy DeVader and Josh–Lynn DeVader; Grandparents, Tom & Karen Leeper, Judy and Kent Francis, Dave DeVader and Betty Bailey; aunts, Jessica Hodges and Misty Vick; uncle, Lukas Leeper.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Friday, October 28, 2016 at the First Christian Church (1880 SW Gage) Topeka.  Interment will be in the Delia Cemetery.  A rosary will be recited at 5:00 P.M. Thursday, October 27, 2016 and the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Nick DeVader Memorial Fund and sent in care of the funeral home.

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17 thoughts on “Nicolas E. “Nick” DeVader

  1. Many memories of Nick at RJSHS, and all of them involve that sweet-yet-sly grin. Peace and strength as you journey on.

  2. Micah and family,
    Lots of good memories of the boys playing sports together. We are so sorry for your loss. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.
    In deepest sympathy,
    Travis, Jaye, Caleb , Canaan and Chloe Daniels

  3. Micah, Jerry and I are so sorry for your loss. We remember when Jerry coached Nick in summer baseball, what a truly delightful little guy. We pray for Gods arms to hold and comfort you in this terrible time. Love and prayers for you and all of Nicks family. He brought joy to all those who’s life he touched.

  4. Mariah and I are very sorry for the loss of another cousin. May God wrap his arms around you to help your pain. Just remember he is in a wonderful place and being loved very much

  5. Nick was always nice & respectful to me when in my home with my sons & their friends. Always he was a great young man.

  6. Micah and Taylor-
    I am so sorry to hear about Nick. My heart goes out to you and your family. I remember all the fun times we had at my house when the kids came to daycare.

    Praying for your family

    Brenda Bohannan

  7. Josh,
    I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your son. I have a daughter his age, born just a few months before him. I can’t imagine how you are feeling. I will be praying for you and your extended family.

    “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those whose spirits are crushed.”

  8. I am so sorry to hear about Nick. I was his physical therapist during his knee rehab. My heart goes out to all of you during this tragic time. May God wrap his arms around you and give you peace and strength. Sincerely, Janelle Schultz

  9. Micah and Family, Tom and Karen, We are so sorry for your loss. We are praying our Gracious Heavenly Father will sustain you during your time of grief and that he will heal your broken hearts. He carries us when we are in our darkest hour so lean on him.

  10. Micah and family,

    I am very sorry for your incredible loss. I know words can’t bring comfort, just know I am praying for God to provide the comfort and peace you need during this time.

    Heather (Campbell) Greenwood

  11. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of need. May God comfort and strengthen you all.

    Justin & Jennifer Mumpower

  12. Tom, Karen and family,
    I am so saddened at your loss. There are no words to convey how much. I know your families are strong and will hold each other up through this and the days to come. Hold tight to knowing Nick is now at peace and let your faith keep you strong.

  13. Micah & Family,
    Jerry & I send our love & prayers for you all, May Jesus’ peace and mercy and grace be multiplied to you through this time. May He comfort you in your thoughts and your hearts and the very core of your beings, as He leads you through this difficult time, and may He strenghten you to do all that is in front of you to do. May He help you to remember every good memory of Nick, and give you times of rejoicing for the fun and special times with Nick, and celebrate every aspect of his life. For how he added to your lives. Know he is with Jesus and loves you all. With love,
    Karen & Jerry Vick

  14. Oh how I enjoyed having Nick in my classroom during his 4th grade year. He brought laughter and a zest for adventure to our class family. He stood up for those who at times couldn’t stand up for themselves. My heart is heavy and prays for Nick and you, his family. May God’s arms be felt as they wrap around you today and all the days that follow today. Deb Case…a teacher who was taught by Nick.

  15. Josh and family, so sorry for your loss! Words cannot even begin to tell you how much we are praying for all of you and hope that the strength of Jesus can carry you through this difficult time!

  16. Micah & Family,
    We are so sorry to learn of your loss. Please accept our deepest condolences. May he rest in peace & God Speed……
    The Stum’s ~ Sis & Wilbur, Jr. ~ Mick, Tami & Haylie Jo

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