Daniel E. Nekich of Libertyville Visitation for Daniel E. Nekich, 49, will be from 9 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 22, at The Chapel, 1200 American Way, Libertyville. Born Sept. 18, 1960, in Franklin Wis., he passed away Monday, May 17, 2010, at Condell Medical Center. Daniel was a 1978 graduate of Franklin High School, and received a bachelor's degree in business and an MBA in finance from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. He was the NCAA all-around national gymnastic champion for two years and was inducted into his university's Hall of Fame. Dan was employed as the director of product development at the World Kitchen Corporation in Rosemont, and was an active member of The Chapel in Libertyville, where he served in the Children's Ministry. Dan was a beloved man, admired by everyone that knew him. He enjoyed the outdoors, biking, golf, mountain climbing and ran in several marathons. Surviving are his wife Janet Nekich (nee Brady) and children, Daniel, Caitlyn and Connor Nekich, all of Libertyville; parents, James and Mary Ann Nekich of Franklin, Wis.; sisters, Dona (Terry) Alberti of Oregon, Wis., and Tami (Garry) Werra of Milwaukee; and his brother, Steve (Diane) Nekich of Milwaukee. Memorial contributions can be made to the family as an education fund is being established for his children. Arrangements are by the Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, Libertyville, 847-362-3009.
Published in Daily Herald from May 19 to May 20, 2010.