Avery, Nicholas James age 25, passed away on 11/24/14 at his home in Minneapolis, MN. Nick was an amazing son, grandson, brother, uncle, cousin and friend. He had a heart of gold, and cared deeply about his family and friends. Always a super hard worker, Nick was also quick with a smile and a helping hand. He brought his great enthusiasm and entrepreneurial spirit to his job as a framing carpenter, constructing several houses and apartment buildings. He was strong and athletic, and passionate about music, basketball and snowmobiling. Nick lived each day fully, taking time to laugh, think, and feel deeply. He will be missed. Nick was preceded in death by his mother Kris Avery, nephew Jaxon Avery, and grandparents Gene Avery, and Al and Diane Perry. Nick is survived by his father Jim Avery, grandmother Maurine Avery, brother Zach and Misty Avery and their daughter Alexis, and sister Kayla Avery. Also survived by step-mother Jeanne', step-siblings Jude, Josef, Annemarie and Stefan, aunts and uncles Missy and Brian, Mike and Linda, Sue and Dennis, Cathy and Kevin, Bill and Raluca, Anne and Doug, many cousins, and special friends the Tibbetts family. A memorial service will be held at 1 pm on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Chapel Hills United Church of Christ, 6512 Vernon Ave S, Edina, MN 55436.