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June Irene and George Christo Nickas

June Irene and George Christo Nickas
June Irene and George Christo Nickas

A-1.I-1.II-7.III-2. June Irene Quanstrom  was born 07 Feb. 1929. She married George Christo Nickas (Chris), on 07 June 1953 in Altona Presbyterian Church in Altona, IL. 

Chris died Tuesday, 29 Apr. 2008 at 5:26 AM at OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg, IL. He was born on 14 Oct. 1928  in Galesburg, IL, the son of George and Grace Jeannette McCulloch Nickas. He had 4 siblings, Anthony (Brenda) Nickas, residing in Knoxville, IL; Helen (Marvin) Masters residing in Galesburg; Grace Nickas residing in Galesburg; and David Nickas, deceased.

Chris was raised and educated in Galesburg, IL graduating from Galesburg High School in 1947. He served in the US Navy from 1948 to 1952 as a plane captain. He worked as a switchman for CB & Q Railroad and then as a glass cutter for Galesburg Glass Co. for 34 years. He received his pilot's license from Curry Flying School.

He was baptized in the St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Rock Island, IL. As a youth he attended East Main Congregational Church in Galesburg, IL and after his marriage he attended the United Church of Altona. He was a member and Past President of the Lions Club in Altona, IL. He was interested in reading about World War II, trains, planes, and ships.

They had no children.