Gerald "Jerry" Nicklas, 60, of Monett, passed away November 10, 2009, at his home. He was born July 13, 1949 to Charles and Helen (Tennison) Nicklas in Pittsburg, California. He was united in marriage to Sringara Sharma in September of 2004 in Madras, India.
Jerry attended the Church of the Nazarene and worked in quality control at George's in Butterfield. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Jerry is survived by both of his parents and his wife, along with five sons: Jeremy and his wife, Audrey, Matthew, Stephen and his wife, Bree, and James, all of Columbus, Ohio, and Rahul Eapen, of Monett, Mo.; three daughters, Sarah Nicklas, of Harrisburg, VA, Kathy Nicklas and Bethany Nicklas, both of Circleville, Ohio; one brother, James Nicklas, of Verona, Mo.; and one grandson, Andrew.
Visitation will be Friday, November 13 from 6 till 8 p.m. at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home. Services will be Saturday, November 14 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with burial at Kings Prairie.
Condolences can be made online at www.bennettwormington.com.
Arrangements are under the care of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home, Monett.