Kenneth E. Fickas
SPRINGFIELD, IL - Kenneth E. Fickas, 76, of Springfield, died at 6:13 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
He was born May 31, 1938, in Springfield to Joseph L. and Edna Sokolis Fickas, Sr.
Survivors include three daughters: Mary Jo Nation of Mechanicsburg, Yvonne Davies of Springfield and Kayla Nipper of Georgia; three sons: David and Jeffrey Fickas both of Springfield and Randy (Nancy) Janet of Mechanicsburg; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Virginia Conway of Orlando, Fla., and Betty (Kenneth) White of Austin, Texas; five brothers: John Fickas, Bernie Schuerman and Joseph (Winnie) Fickas, Jr. all of Springfield, Bobby (Carla) Schuerman of Selma, Ala., and Raymond (Eva) Fickas of Girard; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Phillip Fickas; two sisters, Sharon Crim and Donna Melton; and two grandchildren, Shawn and Wyatt Nation.
Kenneth was an iron worker and worked for Ironworkers Local #46 for 49 years. He owned Kenny's Walleye & Catfish House in West Plains, Mo., for 10 years.
He enjoyed racing, especially the World of Outlaws and NASCAR.
Visitation: 10-11 a.m., Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 11 a.m., Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at Staab Funeral Home with Pastor Charlie Carver officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.
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