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Dave Nitsche

Nov 28th, 1962 - Mar 8th, 2019

Celebration of Life Ceremony:  4 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home

Memorial Visitation Gathering:  2 until 4 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home


     David Ralph Nitsche of Effingham, Illinois, passed away Friday morning, March 8, 2019, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.  He was 56.

     He was born November 28, 1962, in New Jersey, the son of the late Ralph and Geraldine (Tschopp) Nitsche.  On May 31, 2014, Dave married Amanda Huey.

     Dave traveled across the U.S. working in printing management and consulting.  After purchasing a camera in 2002, he was drawn to the area of conceptual photography and creating pictures of inanimate objects that stir human emotion.  His distinctive images have been published throughout online media and well over 100 magazines worldwide, and his work and creative discussion has likely encouraged others to develop their talents.  Dave also embraced a lasting love of music, and after first picking up a guitar at age 12, he played throughout his life and with a number of bands.

     He is survived by his wife: Amanda Nitsche; 3 stepchildren: Christian Gwyn, and Gracie and Ivy Hibbetts; as well as many good friends.

     A Ceremony in Celebration of Dave’s Life will begin at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Friends are invited to a memorial visitation gathering prior to the ceremony from 2 until 4 p.m. on Saturday.  Memorials are suggested to a fund to assist with expenses, and will be accepted by the funeral home.  View the online guestbook at: 


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Norman and Shirley Fry Workman

March 11th

Mandy and family, We sre sorry for your GREAT loss. May you all find great comfort in GOD. If you need anything just let us know.

Charles R. Gray

March 11th

My deepest condolences. I will miss Dave more than words can say and he will forever live in my memories.

Bob & Bonnie Jones

March 11th

We are most sadden with the loss of David. His artistic ability and good nature made him a great graphic presenter. Condolences to his family, may his legacy live on.

Terri Lowry

March 12th

Saddened to hear about Dave, he will be missed. Prayers to the family.

Rick Washburn

March 12th

You'll be in our hearts forever

Mary Totten

March 14th

My deepest condolences to Daves family and close friends. May God hold you all close during this most difficult time. He will be missed.


March 16th

I am there today in spirit. Deep condolences to all who loved him.

Norma Clarner

March 20th

So very sorry for your loss



Tony and Janice Randall
John & Casey Armstrong
Norman and Shirley Fry Workman
Jakara Milner
Jerry "Butch" Erwin
Kari Hagen
Larry Frost
Becky Adams
TJ & Chris Welker
Bill and Robin Atwood
Melissa and Larry Milner
Nancy Traylor
Rick and Trudy Stanford
Norbert Nitsche
Misty Douglas
Gina Martin
Lisa Sweet
Dennis and Tami McIntosh
Donnita Lewis
Mary Totten
Charles R. Gray
Laurie Blair
Norma Clarner


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Frank & Bright Funeral Home
and Cremation Services

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