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Nicholas Spilker, age 25, of Bethel, MO, died Sunday, September 4, 2011, as a result of an automobile accident near Hunnewell, MO.

He was born July 16, 1986, in Kirksville, MO, the son of Hermann and Sheryl Nichols Spilker. They survive.

Nicholas is also survived by two brothers, Benjamin Henry and Wyatt Hermann Spilker both of Bethel, MO; grandparents, Dale and Irene Nichols of Kirksville and Juanita Spilker of Shelbina, MO and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Ronald Spilker.

Nicholas was a 2005 graduate of North Shelby High School and attended Moberly Area Community College. He was currently employed by Orscheln Distribution Center in Moberly, Mo. He loved motorcycle riding, working on vehicles, mudding and music. Nicholas liked to joke around a lot and spend time with his family and friends. Buffalo Wild Wings was his favorite place to eat.

Funeral services were 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 9, 2011, at the Greening-Eagan-Hayes Funeral Home in Shelbina, MO. Burial was in the Pleasant Prairie Cemetery, rural Shelbyville.

Memorials may be made to the Pleasant Prairie Cemetery.