James Steven Cwikla, 78, of Mesquite, Nevada passed away unexpectedly on 04/21/2022. He was born to parents John Cwikla and Eugenia (Rusetcki) Cwikla, on 06/23/1943 in Chicago, Illinois.

He graduated from De La Salle High School in 1961. 

James was a proud Air Force Veteran (Master Sergeant USAF Retired), Lifetime member of the VFW, tuba player, and loved the game of golf.

Predeceased by his parents John and Eugenia Cwikla, Brother John Cwikla, Sisters Joanne (Nick) Burik and Barbara Herbinson.

James is survived by his wife Mary Cwikla, children Travis Eckard, Troy (Claire) Eckard, Trishia (Josh) Davidson, Kimberly (Michael) Nitzenberger, grandchildren Courtney (Charles) Morrison, Jacob (Lisa Huntsman) Cordell, Jack Eckard, Mitchell (Karen) Eckard, Matthew Eckard, Jaxton Cwikla, Harrison (Katya) Nitzenberger, Sophia Nitzenberger and Madelyn Nitzenberger and 5 great grandchildren, Sister Judy (Rich) Anderson, Sister in law Peggy Cwikla and brother in law Kevin Herbinson as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends..

The family would like to thank the staff at Mesa View Hospice and Mesa Valley Estates Assisted Living and Memory Care for the care they provided him and his family.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Those wishing, donations may be directed to Mesa View Hospice, 330 Falcon Ridge Parkway, Bldg. 200 Suite A, Mesquite, NV  89027 in his memory.

James Steven Cwikla