Kyle Nickless, 27, of Denver, Colorado passed away in the early hours of Sunday, February 16, 2020 from complications due to epilepsy.

Kyle was born on December 24, 1992 in Colorado Springs. He is survived by his parents, Barbara and Steven Nickless, his sister Amanda Nickless, his grandmother Mavis Nickless, and three aunts, three uncles, and six cousins.

Kyle received a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University, graduating with honors. He worked as a structural engineer at Kiewit and was a member of the engineering honor society, Tau Beta Pi, and the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Kyle enjoyed many things–skiing, the Broncos, music, movies, gaming, hiking, drumming, reading, and hanging out with his sister and his friends. He played soccer and tennis, ran and lifted weights, and in the interest of eating well, had decided it was time to get serious about cooking.

What we remember most about Kyle is his kindness. He was determined to put others first. He was also determined to not let the risks created by his epilepsy define who he was.

A memorial service will be held at the Shrine of Remembrance in Colorado Springs (1730 E. Fountain Blvd.) on Saturday, March 7th at 2:00 with a reception immediately following across the street at the Olympian Plaza Reception and Event Center (975 S. Union Blvd.).

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Kyle’s name can be made to K(NO)W SUDEP NOW at their website.

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This Obituary Has 11 Condolences

  1. What a terrible loss. You can see the kindness and compassion in Kyle’s eyes. I wish I had known him. It is beyond sad that he was taken so soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with Barbara, Steven, Amanda, his relatives and friends. May your wonderful memories of Kyle sustain you in this time of mourning and well beyond.

  2. Dear Barbara and Steve:
    I am Aunt Virginia’s daughter #3, Lyn. I just wanted to send you my love and prayers as you travel this dark road. He sounds like a wonderful human being who blessed all those who knew him. He was just cut short in his mission. Love and hugs to all. I have two sons and their families in the Denver area if you ever need anything.

  3. Barb, Steve and Amanda: We are so very sorry to hear of your great loss. Hugs and prayers.

  4. Dear Barbara,
    I am so sad to hear of your son’s death. Having lost a child myself, I know what you are going through. What an accomplished person he was especially for his age. I wish that I could have known him. Cherish his memory and all the memories you made together. .

    1. Steve and Barb, our deepest condolences, our hearts ache for you. We will continue to lift you up in prayer.🙏🏼

  5. I had the privilege of working alongside Kyle, hiring him directly from graduate school at CSU into the consulting civil engineering industry. Kyle was exceptionally talented and it was a joy to see him grow very quickly into an accomplished professional. I am immensely saddened to hear of his passing. The world could use more people like Kyle.

  6. Steve and Barb,
    There are no words… our hearts truly ache for you both and Amanda . We will never understand lives lost too young on this side of heaven …We have donated to the K(No)W SUDEP cause and thankful that exists to honor beautiful people like your Kyle. Please know out thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you daily.

    Buddy and Carol

  7. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know of my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  8. Dear Steve, Barb, Amanda & Kyles’ wonderful family-
    As we think of the times we have briefly hung out with Kyle over the years, we are so deeply saddened for you, his family, and our world in general, at having lost such a beautiful person, He is obviously absolutely missed .
    Kyle was such a nice man to be with, who was engaging to talk with even if you hadn’t seen each other in a long while, We personally loved watching the hardworking , intelligent and fun loving young man he had become, and hearing about what new things he was getting interested in. From our perspective, he obviously cherished his family, whether hanging out at a family function or celebration, a Broncos or CSU/CU game, or one of his mother’s exciting book signings. He was always so likable and pleasant.
    As terribly painful as this is for his family to be going through , we pray they realize and have the heartfelt knowledge that Kyle loved them with all his heart and felt loved totally & unconditionally by them. In this act there is no greater gift one human can give to another . He is alive in all our hearts and awaits the moment we’ll meet again.

    With all our love, David & Renee

  9. There is nothing that could be said to ease your grief but please know, my prayers and condolences are with you all. If at anytime you feel a need to talk Steve, I’m here for you.

  10. Dear Barbara, Steve, and Amanda,
    Shocked and greatly saddened to hear of Kyle’s passing. I had kept in touch with him over the pass few years through Facebook. I was so proud of all his accomplishments. Kyle was one of my favorite student. He was an outstanding young man. Prayers and hugs for you all as you deal with this tremendous tragedy.

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