John H. Nikolai

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John H. Nikolai, born in 1940 in Moline, Ill., passed away at home suddenly at age 82. He is survived by his beloved wife Mary Fran of 56 years, their children Timothy, Kenneth and Patrick and daughter-in-law Brenda, brother Robert, nieces and nephews Cathy and Jim Marks, Teresa Buchholz, Peggy and Rich Kuhlman, David and Kate, Phillip and Maggie and many great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in passing by his parents, Joseph and Martha, and sister-in-law, Susan.


John was a dedicated husband of 56 years, a role model for his sons and closest family and friends and a hard worker. Since moving to Elkader many years ago, John has given back to the community in many roles including the church, Knights of Columbus, Motor Mill Foundation, American Legion, reading to others at the care center, as well as being involved in veterans affairs. These activities kept him busy but he never forgot to send letters and cards to family and friends


Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elkader with Rev. John Haugen as celebrant. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until mass time at the church.


Inurnment with military honors will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Elkader.


Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elkader is assisting the family.


Instead of flowers and cards, the family requests a donation to the Motor Mill Foundation to continue his passion and energy rebuilding a local historical monument. He has been president for many years and was proud of this endeavor.

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