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James Nischik

August 5, 1942 - July 24, 2020

  • VISITATION
    July 28, 2020 | 4:00 to 8:00 P.M.
  • Yurs Funeral Home
    1771 W. State Street
    Geneva, Illinois 60134
  • Funeral
    July 29, 2020 | 
  • St. Patrick Crane Road Catholic Church 6N491 Crane Road St. Charles, Illinois 60175
  • Burial Location
    St. Michael the Arch Angel Catholic Cemetery, Palatine, Illinois

James Nischik, 77, St. Charles, passed away peacefully at home on July 24, 2020 surrounded by family.

Jim is survived by Bonnie, his wife of 48 years; his daughters Beth (Chad) Mund, St. Charles, Rebecca (Matthew) Pray, St. Charles; four grandchildren, Amanda and Blake Mund and Ryan and Ava Pray; and his half-brother, Scott (Theresa) Nischik and Lori Nischik of Sheboygan and his brother in law, Larry (Judy) Sowa of Inverness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sophia and Walter Nischik, his stepfather Ray Zehms, his brother Ralph Nischik and half-brother Marc Nischik.

Jim was born on August 5th, in Sheboygan, Wisconsin to Walter and Sophia Nischik. He graduated from Sheboygan Central High School, served in the Navy for four years, where he was stationed on the U.S.S Basilone. After being honorably discharged, he moved to the Chicago area and married Bonita Sowa. “Bonnie” and Jim lived in East Dundee, Sleepy Hollow and St. Charles. Jim began his career with Emery Worldwide at O’Hare Airport, continued his career in insurance at BGS Insurance Agency. He spent more than 35 years working in the family business as an owner and Vice-President at Town & Country Distributors.

Jim served as a police commissioner for East Dundee for more than 15 years.

He was an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers, enjoyed a good round of golf, laughing and catching up with friends, and a pontoon ride around Lake Beulah, WI. He was a wonderful Father, Grandfather, Brother, Husband, and friend.

Visitation for James will be at Yurs Funeral Home 1771 West State Street in Geneva, IL on Tuesday, July 28th, from 4:00 P.M.to 8:00 P.M.

Services including a Catholic Mass will be on Wednesday, July 29th, at 10:00 A.M. at St. Patrick’s Crane Road Church, St. Charles, with burial and military rites following at St. Michael; the Archangel Cemetery in Palatine. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, face masks and social distancing will be required. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to American Cancer Society.

 

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Allan & Jeanne Wasicki from Chandler, AZ

"He will be missed,I will always remember and be thankful that Jim gave me my first full-time job as a teenager. Rest in peace Jim"


Allan & Jeanne Wasicki from Chandler, AZ

"We’re so very sorry to hear about Jim passing. He was a great husband, father, friend who always had a smile. His laughter will be missed. We will keep all of you in our hearts and our prayers."


Sleeting’s from Algonquin , IL

"Gail and Walt sending prayers with their sorrows at loosing Jim. He was a wonderful man. God bless you all and help you through this difficult time."


Gina Jacob Grant from Carpentersville, IL

"I would like to send my condolences to the family. Jim and my father were good friends back in the day before my father, Bill Jacob, passed. I have many fond memories of Jim."


Patti Paladino from Bartlett , IL

"I am so very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. I worked with Jim at Emery Worldwide and will always remember him as the gentle soul that he was with a huge smile for everyone. R.I.P. Jim you will be sorely missed by everyone that knew you. Prayers for peace and comfort to your Family🦋🙏🏻💕"


Jackie Davis from Lombard, IL

"My condolences to Jim’s whole family, you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I have such a fond memory of visiting the house at Lake Beulah and Jim demonstrating how to ride a Segway with such bravado! A simple, but fun memory I am happy to cherish."


Tom and Lisa Haen from Green Bay, WI

"Sending prayers as you go through this difficult time. Cherish the memories of you wonderful father and husband."


Karen Klunck from Sheboygan, WI

"I remember Jim and Ralph when we were so young and lived on Kentucky Ave in Sheboygan. They were part of our neighborhood gang. We had so much fun. So sorry to have lost contact with them. Please accept my sympathy in the loss of Jim. Karen Klueger Klunck Sheboygan,Wi."


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