Nicholas Joseph Medina, 28, passed away on February 19, 2021 from injuries sustained in a car accident.

Nick was born on August 15, 1992 to Gregory and Shawnelle (Bramble) Medina.
He packed more living into his 28 years than most do in a lifetime: camping, snowboarding, hunting, cooking, dancing, and enjoying his favorite music. As a young man, Colorado drew him west where he explored nature and the Great Outdoors. Plants, animals, and the environment. They mattered to Nick. His friends were as many and as varied as his interests. You didn’t have to be blood to be Nick’s family, and he never knew a stranger. Humble, kind, and funny, Nick was beloved by many.

Nick is survived by his parents, Gregory (Angel) Medina and Shawnelle Medina; siblings, Lucas (Casey) Bramble and Olivia Medina; love of his life, Brittney Lipichok; step-siblings, Kaylee Browning, Reid (Dianna) Woodyard, and Evan Hankins; grandparents, Richard Medina, Kerry and Marcia Bramble, and Elmer Vespestad; great-grandma, Norma Jean Bramble, uncles, Kyle Vespestad, Corey (Rachel) Vespestad, Noah (Stephanie) Bramble, Josh (Sherron) Bramble, Tony (Erin) Medina, and Rick (Cathy) Medina; aunts, Jennifer Bramble, Holly (Jason) Russell, Sarah (Scott) Haber, and Mona Medina; cousins, Lexi Russell, Stella Bramble, Mya Kees, Kadin Kees, Corie Bramble, Cason Haber, Colten Haber, Gauge Bramble, Ghia Bramble, Zac Sears, Nathan Sears, Emily (Donovan) Leigh, Sariah (Shane) Steed, and Dylan (Erica Yager) Medina; and numerous other loving family members.

Nick was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Dolores Medina and Bonnye Bramble; and cousins, Addam Medina, baby Tony Medina, and Alexandria Sears.

Services are pending Nicholas arriving home in Iowa.

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Service Details

Services are pending Nicholas arriving home in Iowa
Services are pending Nicholas arriving home in Iowa
Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50315
(515) 285-3911

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