Gary Allen Nickels, 68, of Brownstown, IL passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO.
Cremation rites will be accorded. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Northside Christian Church with Pastor Bruce Sasse officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM, prior to services. Memorials may be made to the Family of Gary A. Nickels. Online condolences can be expressed at www.hohltandfilefh.com
Gary Allen Nickels was born on September 13, 1949 in Vandalia, IL, the son of Clifford C. and Mary C. (Strauch) Nickels. Gary retired from Stella Dora as a maintenance worker. He was President of the Sportsman’s Club and member of the Rod & Gun Club.
He is survived by his son, Brad Nickels and wife Cathy of Vandalia; grandchildren, Dustin Nickels and girlfriend Jamie, Dalton Nickels and wife Lindsay, Destiny and husband Adam Knox, and Dylan Nickels; great-grandchildren, Braylin Nickels, Paisley Nickels, Cooper Knox and Logan Knox; best friend, Jerry Brugoto; and companion, his dog Gizmo.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Charles J. Nickels, Robert Nickels, and Kenneth Nickels.