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Valhalla-Gaerdner-Holten Funeral Home and Valhalla Gardens

3412 Frank Scott Pkwy West, Belleville, IL

OBITUARY

George Henry Niklich

April 13, 1922August 4, 2019
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George H. Niklich, 97, of Belleville, IL passed away peacefully on August 4, 2019 at Cedar Ridge Health and Rehab. He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Rose (nee Luesse) Niklich; step-father, Augest Waltemate; his adoring wife, Ethel F. (nee Kipp) Niklich; and siblings, Blaze Niklich, Kathreen Irene Waltemate, and Mary (Brayton) Tompkins.

George is survived by his children, Betty (Gary) Schaefer, Linda Hyde (Jay Cloud), Robert (Alyce) Niklich, and Mary (Dennis) Wise; grandchildren, Todd Schaefer, Tim Schaefer, Denise (Joe) Dupont, Derrick (Ane) Yates, Travis Niklich, Tracy (Jeremiah) Eye, Jordyn Lehr, Jennifer Wise, Jessica Wise, Angel Wise, and Heather Wise; great grandchildren, Haley Schaefer, Kaylee, Payton, and Nina Dupont, Preston, Parker, Phillips, and Phinley Eye, Kyly and Amari Oliver, Dakota Wise and Gracee Groth, Bishop and Devan Wallace, and Leigha Wise; great great grandchildren, Hailey and Layla Wise; and sister, Delores (the late Rudy) Waltemate.

George was devoted member of Signal Hill Lutheran Church in Belleville. He was a hard-working man and supported his family as a maintenance painter for Boeing, retiring after 34 years of service. He was a member of the Teamsters Union for over 60 years. George belonged to the YMCA and was passionate about gardening, making candy, and swimming. He also loved St. Louis Cardinals Baseball—especially when they were winning! His kind heart and gentle spirit will be missed by everyone who loved him. Friends may visit on Friday, August 9, 2019 from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. at Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home. Entombment will follow at Valhalla Gardens of Memory. Donations are appreciated to Signal Hill Lutheran Church. Expressions of condolence may be offered at www.valhallagardensandfuneralhome.com

  • DONATIONS

  • Signal Hill Lutheran Church

Services

  • Visitation Friday, August 9, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 9, 2019
  • Valhalla Gardens of Memory Friday, August 9, 2019

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Katrina Lanius

August 8, 2019

I remember your Dad from church. He was a good guy. So sorry for your loss.

Nancy Bergoich

August 6, 2019

Linda Hyde & family, So sorry for your loss. May the Lord give you peace and comfort in this time. Always here if you need something. Love you. Nancy & Stan Bergoich.

Faye Davis

August 6, 2019

To Linda Hyde and family; Our prayers are with you and your family at this time. May God provide comfort for you all. Faye & Van Davis; Braselton GA.

Teresa Robinson

August 6, 2019

To Linda Hyde and family, our sincerest condolences on the passing of your father. I pray that the angels are rejoicing at him coming home. With all our love. Rita and William Robinson, Decatur GA 30032

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