Judith A. Nykaza, age 69, of Grayslake, passed away January 1, 2014 in Shamrock, WI. She was born June 22, 1945 in Chicago to Peter and Ann (nee: McGovern) Klug. Judith was an avid snowmobiler, who loved spending time in Wisconsin at her family’s dream log home in the North Woods. She loved being with her family and grandchildren and going on many family vacations. Judith loved to cook and take care of others. She was an excellent home designer. Judith loved and adored her childhood sweetheart and husband of 51 years. Judith is survived by her husband Robert, whom she wed on June 9, 1962 in Chicago, her children Robert Jr. of Barrington Hills, IL and Jeffrey Allen Sr. (Jennifer) of Lakemoor, IL, her grandchildren Ariana, Jeffrey Jr., Elizabeth, Mikayla, and Nathan, her siblings Dorothy Royal of Palatine and Lorraine (Joe) Godawa of Grayslake, her sister-in-law Sarah Klug of Virginia, her step-sister Kathy Rita of Bartlett, and many loving nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Robert Klug, and her sister Laverne Miltmore. Friends of the family may visit at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030 on Tuesday January 7, 2014 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. The funeral mass is scheduled for Wednesday January 8, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. Gilbert Catholic Church 301 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL. Interment will follow at St. Michaels in Palatine, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Judith’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association 225 N. Michigan Ave. Ste 1700 Chicago, IL 60601. For further information, please call (847) 223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.
Extending deep and heartfelt sympathy to Uncle Bob, Bobby, Jeff and Jenny and family… Much comfort is needed when there is such enormous loss. Aunt Judy was a ray of sunshine. She brought light and warmth to others. She lived life to the fullest and loved with full measure. So many of us felt treasured by her and she cared for us with passion and grace. One of her last comments to Dana and I just hours before she left us was about her husband. She was joyfully telling us how happy she was in her marriage and how in love her and Uncle Bobby are. She lived her life loving, giving, laughing with and serving others. She will be missed intensely.
Thank you Aunt Judy for loving me well. I love you and will surely take your advice and use it.
Aunt Judi, you were not just my aunt, but my best friend. Words cannot describe the despair my heart is in over losing you, but I am also rejoicing that you are with our Heavenly Father, dancing those streets of gold! I am so happy I was able to get close to you this last year and a half. You were my encourager, teacher, friend, home designer, wardrobe adviser, counselor, and much, much more. You loved me unconditionally. I will miss you terribly. I will remember your love and zest for life, and you will forever be in my heart.
I met Judy when my friend Bob started dating her. I stood up to their wedding and watched their family grow. Judy was always very close to her family and friends, always involved and caring to everyone she knew. she welcomed my wife with open arms. Nancy and I will miss her dearly.
Ted & Nancy
With heartfelt sympathy to the Nykaza family.
Condolences to the Nykaza Family on the loss of Judy.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. The Jim Quinn Family (Local17)
Words cannot express the feelings we have for the loss of Judy. We will be remembering her you Bob, Bobby, Jeffrey and all the family in our prayers. We have many fun time memories of the times we were together especially with the camp-a-teers. Judy was a very loving and caring person and I’m sure the Lord had a special place waiting for her in heaven.
Fond Memories Tony & Clara Damptz
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