Nicholas Tagg

Nicholas Tagg


June 11, 1991 - January 7, 2023


Nicholas Tagg, 31, of Arvada, CO, formerly of Mitchell, SD, died Saturday, January 7, 2023, in Arvada due to a motor vehicle accident. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Tuesday, January 24, at Bittner Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at Yankton Municipal Cemetery in Yankton, SD. Visitation will be Monday, January 23, from 5-7:00 PM at Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Nicholas Eugene Tagg was born June 11, 1991, in Terrell, Texas to William and Shelli (Rogers) Tagg. Nick joined big brothers Billy and Zach. When Nick was three years old, his baby sister Kelsey was born and the family moved to Nebraska and later to Yankton, SD.

Nick attended school in Yankton through the 7th grade when the family moved to Mitchell, SD, where Nick graduated from Mitchell High School in 2009. In 2011, Nick joined the United States Army becoming an Airborne Ranger where he was stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska. Nick received many medals and awards in the Army and was honorably discharged in 2014. His time serving in the United States Army was a great source of pride for Nick and brought with it a life-long group of friends from his unit.

After his discharge from the military, Nick ventured to Colorado where he excelled in the cannabis industry. He later attended the University of Colorado at Denver where he was a member of the National Honor Society and was on track to graduate in May of 2023 with a degree in Business. During his time in Colorado, Nick touched many lives and made many great friends.

From a young age, Nick's larger-than-life personality was apparent. He never met a stranger and was the life of the party. He spent many summer vacations and holiday's visiting family in Texas and was a life-long Dallas Cowboys fan. Nick enjoyed growing up with his cousins Whitney, Jr., Austin, and Ashli and loved spending time with his Aunt Kelli, Uncle Chach, and Nana. He loved his siblings fiercely and was loved unconditionally by his nieces Kenleigh, Rowan, Josephine, and Eloise. 

Nick was not afraid of anything as was demonstrated by his many crazy antics, his love of jumping out of planes and his obsession with anything that went bang. He enjoyed disc golfing and collecting sports memorabilia and POKEMON cards.

Nick is survived by his parents, Shelli and Lou Porras of Mitchell, SD; sister, Kelsey (TJ) Thomas of Mitchell, SD; brothers, Bill (Sarah) Tagg of Breckenridge, CO, Zach (Ashley) Tagg of Monument, CO, Allen Porras of Yankton, SD, Nathan Porras of Minneapolis, MN, and Dale (Dawn) Porras of Lead, SD; nieces Destiny Grindy, Kenleigh and Rowan Tagg, Josephine and Eloise Thomas, and Penelope Porras; nephew, Kieran Tagg; aunt and uncle, Kelli and Antonio Aguirre, Sr.; great aunt and uncle, Carey and Rhonda Streetman; cousins, Antonio (Danielle) Aguirre, Jr., Austin Aguirre, Ashli Aguirre, Whitney (Toby) Saunders; forever friend, Chelsi Garness; and many others who were special and important in Nick's life.

Nick was preceded in death by his father, William Tagg, Sr.; maternal grandmother, Wanda Miller; paternal grandparents, Robert and Bobbie Tagg; and maternal great-grandparents, Ralph and Nell Burch.


Monday, January 23, 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Tuesday, January 24, 2023
10:30 AM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Yankton Municipal Cemetery
Yankton, SD

Posted by Hollie Karber on January 22, 2023
Words can not tell you how very sorry I am for the loss you have suffered! Your family is is in my heart and prayers!
Posted by Jana Chandler on January 19, 2023
My precious Shelli..there are no words to express how broken I am for you. Your kids have always been your world. You were born to be a mama and this is the worst thing that can happen to a parent. Just know that I'm praying so hard for you and I love you so much. I'm only a phone call away.
Posted by Angie Muller on January 15, 2023
So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all and sending you so much love at this difficult time❤️
Posted by Antonio Aguirre Sr. on January 13, 2023
Man this s*** hurts bad. Strong man he was. I love you.
Posted by Monica evers on January 13, 2023
I am so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you all
Posted by Richard & Tricia Selman on January 12, 2023
We are so sorry to hear about Nick. Praying for peace & comfort to Shelli, Lou, Zach, Kelsey & all of the family.
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