John J. Nicka is the Son of Johann Nika(Nika) and Maria Wolfel. He also had a sister Marie who died in childbirth or soon thereafter. John's Father and Mother were from Austria, Johann being from Burganland and Maria from Eisenzieken(sp?)
John J. Nicka, beloved husband of the late Eleanore A., nee Prack; loving father of Robert (Sharon) Nicka, Rosemary (Milo) Umlauf, Joan (late Richard) Mrowczynski, Richard (Elizabeth) Nicka and Kenneth Nicka; fond grandfather of nine; great-grandfather of five; dear brother of Eleanore (late Stan) Marek; uncle of many nieces and nephews; cousin and friend of many. Funeral Wednesday, 11 a.m. from the Wolniak Funeral Home, 5700 S. Pulaski Rd. to St. Mary Star of the Sea Church for Mass at 11:30 a.m. Interment St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday, 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. 773-767-4500.
Published in the Chicago Tribune on 3/8/2005.