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Nicholas "Nick" Fettig

November 17, 1981 ~ September 16, 2019 (age 37)


Nicholas “Nick” Fettig, 37, of Aberdeen, passed away Monday, September 16, 2019, in rural Aberdeen, as a result of injuries sustained in a four-wheeler accident. 

His funeral service will be 2:30 p.m., Friday, September 20, 2019, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 409 3rd Avenue SE, Aberdeen, with Father Mark Lichter officiating.

A luncheon and time of fellowship will immediately follow the service at Wylie Park Pavilion, US Hwy 281, Aberdeen.

Burial of his cremated remains will take place at a later date at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Aberdeen.

Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary and Crematory, 414 5th Avenue NW, Aberdeen, is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Thursday, at the mortuary with a liturgical wake service beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Family and friends may sign Nick’s online guestbook and also view his service via the live stream service link at

Nicholas “Nick” Fettig was born November 17, 1981, in Aberdeen, SD to James P. and Pat J. (Mack) Fettig.  This is the area where he grew up and attended school, graduating from Aberdeen Central High School with the Class of 2000.  

Nick was truly a one of a kind guy ... a son, brother, dad, significant other, and friend, adored by those who knew him.  He was a country boy, through and through, and he loved hunting and animals.  He grew up with family values and a love for God and country, the first of the "Fettig Brothers," with a heart of gold.  He knew everyone and everyone knew him.  From a young age, he made social connections very easily, and many men consider themselves adopted into his brotherhood.

Nick spent his life building things with skill and accuracy and was currently employed by Huff Construction.  He was talented and adept in many ways, a "huckleberry," if you will.  One of his best projects was an ice shack he made from a trailer.

Everything was done with a song.  The guy was fun, funny, silly, and playful.  His tender heart showed for his son, nieces and nephews, animals, and grandparents.  He loved his son beyond words and had a special connection with him.

Nick is survived by his son, Jerric Cavanaugh; significant other, Heather Hart Basham, and her daughters, Kenzington and Jazmine; parents, Jim Fettig and Pat Fettig; sister, Heather; brothers, Josh and Chris (Kami Johnson); and grandparents, Harry and Myrna Linder.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Gordon Mack; and grandparents, Mathias and Dorothy Fettig.

Words cannot express our loss and the devastation that we feel.  He found his way into our hearts and we adored him immensely.



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September 19, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Schriver's Memorial Mortuary
414 5th Avenue NW
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Liturgical Wake Service
September 19, 2019

7:00 PM
Schriver's Memorial Mortuary
414 5th Avenue NW
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Funeral Service
September 20, 2019

2:30 PM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
409 3rd Avenue SE
Aberdeen, SD 57401

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