John Frederick Nickisch

June 24, 1949


May 24, 2021

John Frederick Nickisch

June 24, 1949


May 24, 2021

John Frederick Nickisch, age 71, passed away peacefully on May 24, 2021, surrounded by family.

He met the love of his life, Brenda Schultz, in Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota, whom he married on May 3, 1968. John was born in Butte on June 24, 1949, to Frederick Jay Nickisch and Mary Margaret Nickisch. He was not only a husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, but also an uncle, friend, brother, brother-in-law, teacher, hunter, fisherman, lifesaver and brilliant storyteller. In addition, he was a fireman, the director of emergency services in Rosebud County, and the youngest to have passed the master electrician exam in the state of Montana. He was one of the good guys and an honest hero to many.

John is preceded in death by his parents (Frederick and Mary Nickisch), brother (William Nickisch), and grandchildren (Johnathan and Faith). John is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife, Brenda Nickisch; children, Michael Nickisch, Shari Nickisch and Kevin Nickisch (Tracy); siblings, Mary Marceau (Francis), Joe Nickisch, Terry Nickisch (Yvette), Sue Hannah (Rich), Kathy Giesick (Scott), Dan Nickisch (Christie), Steve Nickisch (Kristi); sisters-in-law, Maggie Nickisch Shannon (George), Lisa Forsberg, Sharron Magelssen (Jim), and Donna Walters (Ron); and brother-in-law, Maynard Schultz (Ellen); his loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his numerous nephews and nieces; and his faithful companion, Rosie.

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11 thoughts on “John Frederick Nickisch”

  1. Lorna “GG” Steinke

    To the family of John Nickisch. I am so sorry for your loss. Kristi had kept me up to date about how John was doing, so had been praying for him for a long time. Brenda, I think I had only been around you two a couple or three times, but do remember our visits. Always loved being around the Nickisch families.

  2. Brenda and family, So sorry to hear of John`s passing. He was truly a great man. He was a great mentor to our son Josh. Josh had the utmost respect for John . Our sympathy to you and your family in your loss. Larry and Nancy!

  3. Lois M Morrison

    Dear Nickisch family, I am so sorry to hear of Johns passing. I have so many good memories of the good times with the Nickisch family. You are all in my prayers for sure. Dolly Morrrison

  4. Kim & Nancy Nile

    Dear Brenda and all of the Nickisch Family, We are so sorry to hear about John passing. He was truly one of the ‘good’ guys. Kind, friendly and thoughtful. Prayers and hugs for all of you. Kim & Nancy Nile

  5. Kathy Christian

    Brenda and Family: so sorry for the passing of John. What a wonderful and kind man. He lives on in each of your lives and all those he touched. In my prayers, Kathy Christian.

  6. I love you all and am cherishing then many times of growing up and spending time with our families together. Always wonderful memories to hold in our hearts.

    Love, John and Mary Howard

  7. John was truly a great man and friend. He is a huge reason I still call Montana home. John always made me feel welcome when I first moved to Montana, I will always appreciate his friendship, God Bless my friend.

  8. Brenda and Family, I was so sorry to hear about John’s passing. I will always remember the afternoon that you two came and got Kathy and Kari and took them for the afternoon. What a blessing that was as we needed a little free time and it gave them a chance to get to know you. Not many people would think to do that. In the days ahead, remember all of the wonderful times that you all shared. Thankfully you have each other. May God Bless you and keep you strong.

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