Nick Bode

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Nicholas ‘Nick’ A. Bode, of Moscow, ID, passed away on Tuesday, June 6, 2017.   He was born on February 28, 1950 in Rhinelander, WI to Ruth (Hazle) and Nicholas H. Bode.

Nick spent his childhood in Rhinelander before moving to Moscow in 1960 along with his parents and three brothers Bill, Tom and Rob.  He attended St. Mary’s Elementary School before attending Gonzaga Prep in Spokane  & St. Martin’s Prep in Lacey, WA.

Nick had several passions in life including his wife and family, basketball, woodworking, coaching Babe Ruth baseball, whitewater rafting, being outdoors, cooking and playing guitar.  Later in life he returned to watercolor painting and became very involved in the Palouse Watercolor Society.

Nick was the co-owner of The Garden Lounge and the Moscow Hotel along with his brothers and worked in construction.

He is survived by his wife Karen Hoffmann whom he married on November 26, 2003 and his children Cheratana Harmon, Silas Robbins, Genevieve Bode, Natalie ‘Niki’ Allen, Avery Bode, Amanda Hoffmann and grandchildren Sage, Maecie, Nyah, Tammany, Joseph, Madison, Carter and Virgil.  He is also survived by his brothers Bill, Tom and Rob and their families. His son Tammany Robbins preceded him in death.

In place of flowers please make a donation in honor of Nick to the Babe Ruth League of the Moscow Baseball Assn., P.O. Box 9011, Moscow, ID 83843 or Sojourner’s Alliance, 627 N Van Buren St, Moscow, ID 83843 or at their website.

A celebration of life Nick’s life will be held at The Garden Lounge on Sunday, June 18th from 2:00 to 4:00 p,m., for friends and family 21-years old and over.

One Response to Nick Bode

  1. Ernst Bode says:

    Dear Karen, children of Nick and grandchildren, Bill, Tom and Rob,

    we are very sorry for the huge loss you suffered and for not having spent more time with Nick. Actually Jasminka and Maria Lena never even learned him to know.

    I met Nick only 4 times. Once in 1975, the next time in 1985, then in 1989 and the last time in 2005. My first memory goes back being a 13 year old boy and being totally impressed with this 10 years older, tall, skinny and suntanned guy with the “cowboy hat”, the check shirt and the jeans trousers. My last memories on Nick are from 2005 when he took me out in the mountains on a quad for grouse hunting. He just was a great and very unique guy. I wish I could have another beer with him and I will miss him. It’s a misfortune that my family never met him.

    We wish you strength in this difficult time.

    Our condolences and God bless him

    Ernst Bode and family

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