Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Wakus, Nicholas

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Wakus, Nicholas

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Wakus, Nicholas, Jr.85, fortified with the sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Friday, June 10, 2016. Husband of Colleen A. (nee McCormick) Wakus; loving father of Kathy and Nicole; dear brother of Ann Wise, Helen Smith, and Betty Barciszewski; dear uncle, cousin, and friend to many. Born in Madison, IL to Nicholas, Sr. and Mary (nee Zieba) Wakus, Nicholas was an avid sports fan and an enthusiastic athlete, winning several gold and silver medals in the Senior Olympics for basketball & golf. His ability to shine under pressure and rise to the occasion led to him being mistaken for a professional at both bowling alleys and pool halls. He enjoyed playing basketball at the JCCA and coaching at St. Richard Parish. He loved to sing and had an ear for music, picking up piano and drums like a natural. …

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