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Nikki Ann Ihnatiuk

April 15, 1948 - August 13, 2020

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Nikki Ann Ihnatiuk, age 72, of Pingree Grove, formerly of St. Charles was born into eternal life on Thursday, August 13, 2020, surrounded by her family.

She was born April 15, 1948 in Chicago, Illinois to Nick and Eleanor Masino.

In 1990, Nikki went back to college where she received her paralegal degree. Over the years she worked at law firms in Schaumburg and Chicago until she retired in late 2017. Nikki enjoyed vacationing with her family. One of her favorite places to visit was Disney World. In June of 2020, after 32 years, Nikki and Steve decided to downsize the home they had built for their young family. The greatest joy in Nikki’s life was the day she became a grandmother. She loved her four grandchildren beyond measure.

Nikki is survived by her husband of 52 years, Steve, two children, Kristen (Jason) White and Nick (Shannan) Ihnatiuk, four grandchildren, Ethan and Gabriella Ihnatiuk and Logan and Chloe White and many close friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Wayne Koepple.

Private services are pending at Hosanna! Lutheran Church in St. Charles.

In lieu of flowers, Nikki requested memorials be made to the family for her grandchildren.


Denise Vincent from Schaumburg , IL

"I will carry my memories of "Auntie Nikki" and Brighton CT with me always. My love and prayers to the Family, which was her whole world ❤"

Linda Gunning from Fountain Hills , AZ

"Met In highschool.,East Leyden. Graduated in 1966, may you RIP"

Michael Weckler from Gilberts, IL

"For the past several years we the Unmuted Commuters have been part of her life as we traveled to Chicago, in the morning on the train. She was always peppy, ready to get to talk about our weekends and tell us more about how she enjoyed spending time with her family and grand children. Even joined us several times for wine Wednesday’s or other Birthday celebrations on the train with all the fixings. She was awesome and will be missed."

Gail Grossmayer from Crystal Lake , IL

"I am so very sorry for your family’s loss. I am Nikkis cousin and spent a lot of time with her as a child. She taught me a lot and I’m so sorry that we did not stay in touch more. RIP beautiful lady and may God bless your family at this time."

Colleen Barrons from Lemont, IL

"Deepest sympathies to Kristen and her whole family. - The Barrons Family"

jill brennan from Addison, IL

"My prayers to your family. Nikki and I went to high school together. She was a dear, dear person and will be missed."

Theresa & Harry Hasselberg from Ozark, AL

"Steve we are so sorry to hear of Nikkis passing. You are in our prayers. She was a sweet lady and a fighter I’m glad I got to meet her"

John, Nicole and Gavin Joyce from Chicago, IL

"I will miss you Aunt Nikki! I am glad you are re-United with your parents and brother and all of our Family. We love you and We will see you again some day.❤️"

Chuck Cravatta from Genoa , IL

"So sorry to hear of Nikki's passing. She was a beautiful lady inside and out. I will always cherish our train time. Prayers going out to the entire family. 🙏🏻"

Linda Dekruyff from St. charles, IL

"Steve, Kristin and Nick and family's , I was so sorry to read of your Nikki's passing. She was such a wonderful person, many great memories from the Dominick's Days! Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all during this sad time and may your memories keep you smiling. Love, Linda Dekruyff"

The Sikon Family from Elburn, IL

"Auntie Nikki we will miss you beyond words. We will forever cherish our time together and feel fortunate we were able to be part of each other’s families. You were always an inspiration. You were a warrior fighting cancer and did it with a positive attitude. Your love for your husband, children and grandchildren was always so noticeable. I am thankful for our conversations and advice you gave, always careful not to overstep boundaries. We love you always and know that you are now pain free and in God’s hands. Joe, Christine, Morgan, Zachary and Makenna."

Donna Tardy from Pocatello , ID

"Nikki was a amazing women with a heart ❤️ of gold she will be missed and never be forgotten."

Pam Pahnke from Carlsbad, CA

"I am so sorry to hear very sad news. I knew Nikki from high school. She was always smiling and happy. Such a wonderful person. Sending love and prayers to her family."

Anthony and Teresa warzecha from Addison, IL

"Our deepest condolences. Only met her once at Steve’s 50th birthday party and she was super nice."

Gloria Pabon from Schaumburg, IL

"I am so saddened by this news. Nikki was a, happy and positive lady with great strength. She had a lovely smile. I will always treasure the wonderful train memories we shared. Prayers and strength to her beautiful family."

Allan and Polette DeForest from Hoffman Estates, IL

"Hello Nick. Polette and I are so sorry to hear of Nikki's passing. I will always remember the fun times we all had on Brighton Court. Those times will always bring a smile to me whenever I think of her and you.God Bless her. She was a wonderful woman. May she rest in peace, and you find a way to be strong."

Vincent Swan from Schaumburg, IL

"I'm very saddened for the entire Ihnatiuk family. Nikki was fantastic, and she will be missed dearly."

Linda Cygan Rothermel from Largo, FL

"Oh my. I hadn't heard of Nikki's passing. Some losses hit harder than others. She was such a kind person and will be missed. We met at East Leyden Class of '66."

Michael Satz from Northbrook, IL

"Steve, Kristen, Nick and families, Please know that my thoughts are with you at this very difficult time. Nikki was a terrific woman and I am fortunate to have crossed paths with her so that we could become friends over the years. I will surely miss her."

Michele Kushner from Tower Lakes, IL

"My deepest sympathies Shannan to your family in this time of loss."

Gelaine Gallucci from Saint Charles, IL

"I will remember Nikki with a smile on her face - Always! I don't think I ever saw her without a smile! I last saw her last summer picking up her grandkids at VBS at Hosanna church. She was very proud of her kids and her grandkids. Years ago, we sat together during many Wasco baseball games and school events. She was a wonderful woman of faith. Nick and my son, Matt, were good friends - which I was grateful for. So sorry for your loss - Steve, Nick andkristen"

Mary Hurst from Schaumburg, IL

"I had the wonderful pleasure of having Kristen and Nicholas in pre-school! I will always remember Nikki as being beautiful on the inside as well as on the outside! She was always smiling and willing to help whenever needed. Both of her children adored her. So very sorry for your loss. RIP Nikki"

Sara&Kent Scharringhausen from Pingree Grove , IL

"Kristen, we are so very sorry for your loss. Our hearts go out to you and your family."

Mary Hurst from Schaumburg, IL

"I had the wonderful pleasure of having Kristen and Nicholas in my pre-school class! I will always remember Nikki as being beautiful on the inside as well as on the outside. She was always willing to help in anyway she could. Both of her children adored her. So sorry for your loss. Praying for the whole family. RIP, Nikki"

Carol Van Der Snick from Saint Charles, IL

"Nikki, such a beautiful lady. I am so sorry, my heart hurts for her & her family. I had worked in the same office building with her years ago. She would take a "bathroom break" & come visit me. She always had a big smile & a good story to tell me. I remember she & Steve were great hosts, always welcoming, delicious food, & made us feel like part of the family. Sending much love & remembering her dearly. Carol Van Der Snick"

Philip verzal from Newport , TN

"Steve. So sorry to read of the loss of your wife Nikki. May God's comfort be with you And your family."

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