Sylvia Nicklas

October 12, 1935 ~ December 4, 2021 (age 86)


 Sylvia (Sybe) Nicklas, 86, of Savoy formerly of Catlin passed away at 9:02 P.M. Saturday December 4, 2021 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

 A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday December 18, 2021 at Holy Cross Catholic Church 405 W. Clark St. Champaign. Fr. Joseph Donton will officiate. Burial will be in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Danville. Visitation will be held on Friday December 17, 2021 at Freese Funeral Home 302 E. Grand Ave. St. Joseph from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.. Rosary service will be at 4:30 P.M.

 Sylvia was born October 12, 1935 in Westville, IL. The daughter of William and Antoinetta (Zibutis) Slykas. She married Elmer Nicklas in 1966. They were married for 50 years when he preceded her in death in 2016.

 She is survived by her daughter Jane (Eric) Cramer of St. Joseph. Two granddaughters; Allison Cramer of Savoy and Katie Cramer of St. Joseph.

 She was preceded in death by her siblings; Frank (Lorraine) Slykas, Walter Slykas, Lorretta Johnson (Raymond) , Helen Mellen (William), William Slykas (Joanne).

 Sylvia was a Registered Nurse she worked in the OB department at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Danville. She retired after her daughter was born.

 She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Westville and Holy Cross Catholic Church, Champaign.

 Sylvia enjoyed cross stitch, playing euchre, baking, traveling and most of all spending time with her granddaughters.

 Memorials can be made to the American Stroke Association

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December 17, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Freese Funeral Home
302 E. Grand
St. Joseph, IL 61873

Funeral Mass
December 18, 2021

10:00 AM
Holy Cross Catholic Church (St. Champaign)

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