Delbert August Nicklaus, 78, of Iowa City, died Sunday, March 17, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his family. Funeral services were held March 23 at the First Presbyterian Church in Iowa City.
Del was born on Jan. 4, 1935, in Parkersburg, to August and Tillie Nicklaus. He attended the University of Northern Iowa, graduating in 1957. From 1957 until 1959, Del served his country in the White House under Eisenhower. He married Karen Troen in Newton, on July 2, 1961. Del spent his entire career in teaching, coaching and athletic administration, including 26 years at Geneseo, Ill. High School. He retired in 1995.
Local survivors include his son Tor (Laura) Nicklaus of North Liberty.
Memorials may be made to the University of Northern Iowa Foundation designated for the men’s basketball program.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.lensingfuneral.com .