Nicholas Ray Wothe, 40, of Glidden, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.
Funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 26, at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Glidden with the Rev. Rick Hamilton officiating. Casket bearers will be Curtis Soja, Sean Savavago, Benton Warnke, Doug Olberding, Dave McDonald and Buck Kastle. Burial will be at Merle Hay Memorial Cemetery in Glidden.
Friends may call at the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Glidden from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday and from 9:30 until 10:15 a.m. Friday.
Those in attendance at Nick’s visitation and funeral are asked to abide by COVID-19 guidelines, and face masks are required at the funeral home.
Nick was born on May 28, 1980, in Des Moines, Iowa, was a son of Gary and Crystal (Bentley) Wothe. He grew up in Glidden until he moved to Jacksonville, Florida, when he was 14 years old. He graduated from Englewood High School in 1998. He did commercial construction work as a welder following high school and moved back to Glidden in 2000 and worked for Scranton Manufacturing for 15 years.
Nick loved to ride his 1979 Harley-Davidson. He enjoyed cooking, working on classic muscle cars, target-shooting, and socializing with his friends. Nick was affectionately known by his nickname “Gumby.”
Nick is survived by his parents: Crystal Bentley of Glidden and Gary Wothe (Barbara Sanchez-Salazar) of Jacksonville, Florida; his siblings: brother Alejandro Wothe of Jacksonville, and identical twin sisters Isabel and Maria Wothe of Jacksonville; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Quintin and Delores Bentley and George and Phyllis Wothe.