Jack Anthony Nieukirk Jr.

February 21, 1941April 1, 2019

Jack Anthony Nieukirk Jr, 78, of Chillicothe passed away at 12:25 pm Monday, April 1, 2019 at his residence. He was born February 21, 1941 in Peoria, the son of Jack and Mildred Samms Nieukirk Sr. He married Gaye Bass in Peoria on February 25, 1962. Jack is survived by his wife of fifty-seven years; three sons, Jack III (Jana Wagner-Keyes) of Peoria, James (Jody) of Peoria, and Jeffrey (Angela) of E Peoria; eight grandchildren, Jack Anthony IV, (Michelle Mahoney), Maddison Nieukirk, Coleton Nieukirk, Nathan Nieukirk, Taylor Nieukirk, Travis Nieukirk, and Meagan Nieukirk; three great-grandchildren, Jack Anthony V, Bowie Mahoney, and Miles Bailey; two sisters, Sandy Fisher of Washington and Connie (Chuck) Bradle of Washington; two sisters-in-law, Alice Nieukirk of Washington and Scotti Nieukirk of Washington; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Steven and Randy; one sister-in-law, Diane Bass; and one brother-in-law, Raymond Fisher. Jack was a Fire Fighter for thirty-one years, retiring as Captain, in June of 1996. He served on the Pension Board for forty-six years, and served as President for twenty-eight years. Jack also served as a Fire Fighter Trustee. Before he was on the Fire Department he was a Barber. Jack was a member of Labor Local 165 and Fire Fighters Local 50. He loved his children and grandchildren very much and enjoyed attending all of their extracurricular activities. Jack thought highly of all his fellow Fire Fighters. He always looked forward to Sunday dinners with his family. Jack loved the St Louis Cardinals and was present for Game 7 in the 2011 World Series. Funeral services will be 10:00 am Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Davison-Fulton Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday from 4-7:00pm also at the funeral home. Cremation rites will be accorded. Memorials may be made to The Butch Gudat Scholarship Fund or donor’s choice. To view Jack’s memorial page or to leave an online condolence please go to


  • Jack Nieukirk Sr., Father
  • Mildred Samms Nieukirk, Mother
  • Gaye Bass Nieukirk, Wife
  • Jack III (Jana Wagner-Keyes) Nieukirk, Son
  • James (Jody) Nieukirk, Son
  • Jeffrey (Angela) Nieukirk, Son
  • Jack Anthony IV,(Michelle Mahoney) Nieukirk, Grandchild
  • Maddison Nieukirk, Grandchild
  • Coleton Nieukirk, Grandchild
  • Nathan Nieukirk, Grandchild
  • Taylor Nieukirk, Grandchild
  • Travis Nieukirk, Grandchild
  • Meagan Nieukirk, Grandchild
  • Jack Anthony V Nieukirk, Great Grandchild
  • Bowie Mahoney, Great Grandchild
  • Miles Bailey, Great Grandchild
  • Sandy Fisher, Sister
  • Connie (Chuck) Bradle, Sister
  • Alice Nieukirk, Sister-in-law
  • Scotti Nieukirk, Sister-in-law
  • ~ Many ~, Nieces & Nephews
  • He is preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Steven and Randy; one sister-in-law, Diane Bass; and one brother-in-law, Raymond Fisher.

  • The Butch Gudat Scholarship Fund or donor's choice


  • Visitation Friday, April 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 6, 2019

Jack Anthony Nieukirk Jr.

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Barbara Miller

April 5, 2019

I was shocked to hear of Jackies passing. Please accept our heartfelt condolences during this most difficult time. Jackie was a wonderful person and will live on in our memories forever.  We are keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. I pray that God's blessings be bestowed on you and your family. May God grant you the peace and strength.
God Bless
Chris and Barb Miller

Jerry Serritella Serritella

April 4, 2019

Dear Family, So sorry to read of Jack's death. Jack was a wonderful guy. We became friends during a lawsuit with the city some years ago. We enjoyed getting together on my deck many times. I'm sorry I cannot attend the service, as I am recovering from a recent heart attack and other health problems. That lawsuit of all the lawsuits I've won was the happiest win for me. Sincerely, Jerry Serritella

Michael Veseling

April 3, 2019

Our condolences to Jack's family and many, many friends.
Thank you for a "lifetime" of dedication to the community and to the American Fire Service.
You have truly left a remarkable legacy. Peace
The Men and Women of the Oswego Fire Protection District

Jay Potendyk

April 2, 2019

Jack wasn’t just a loved Dad and Grandpa to his children and grandchildren, but an extended Dad and Grandpa to all, what a great man and a friend to everyone.
Jack you will be forever missed by all.
Rest In Peace,
Jay, Deanna, Keith, Ryan Potendyk

Susan Schuck

April 2, 2019

Sooo very sorry to hear about Jack's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of u. He was a fun, family loving guy. I remember his love of margueritas!!
Fly with the angels, Jack, with a marguerita on ur wing!! ;)