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Ralph Nikischer

July 28, 1956 February 13, 2020
Ralph Nikischer
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Obituary for Ralph Nikischer

Ralph Nikischer, 63, of Marseilles, passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at his home.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at the Mueller Funeral Home in Ottawa, with Rev. David Kipfer, Pastor of Ottawa Catholic Parishes, officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home, on Tuesday.

Ralph was born on July 28, 1956 in Chicago, to Joseph and Rachel (Bonello Nellis) Nikischer. He was a police officer in Riverside and later worked for the Fraternal Order of Police for 24 years. Ralph was married to Victoria Moore; their anniversary was May 8th. He was a member of St. Columba Church. Ralph loved his dogs, especially playing with them and training them. He was also a huge fan of the White Sox, and loved going to the games. Ralph also enjoyed playing with his granddaughter, and taking her for walks around the block.

He is survived by his wife, Victoria, 4 children, Brian, Vanessa, Jamie, and Robert, Nikischer, 2 granddaughters, Eva and Evelyn, 3 children from a previous marriage John Nikischer, Mary Kress, and Ralph Nikischer, Jr., and a half-sister, Marilyn Nellis Lozano.

He was preceded in death by his mother, and his uncle Jim “Bones” Bonello, who had always treated Ralph like a son.

Memorials may be directed to the family.


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Visitation

Tuesday

18

Feb

11:00 AM 2/18/2020 11:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 2/18/2020 1:00:00 PM
Mueller Funeral Home, Ottawa

800 First Avenue
Ottawa, IL 61350

Mueller Funeral Home, Ottawa
800 First Avenue Ottawa 61350 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Tuesday

18

Feb

1:00 PM 2/18/2020 1:00:00 PM
Mueller Funeral Home, Ottawa

800 First Avenue
Ottawa, IL 61350

Mueller Funeral Home, Ottawa
800 First Avenue Ottawa 61350 IL
United States
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