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George J. Sikic

July 3, 1969 — May 12, 2024

George J. Sikic, age 54, passed away suddenly on Sunday, May 12, 2024.

George is survived by his loving wife, Judith (nee Carnes) Sikic; children, Coty (Nicole) Lake, George Sikic Jr., Brittnee (Joseph) Offerman and Kortney (Will) Sikic; grandchildren, William “Mowgli” Martinez, River Offerman and a granddaughter expected to be born in June; devoted mother, Marija Sikic; siblings, Dr. Daniel (Kate) Sikic, Maria Schahczinski, Michael Sikic, Jake (Michelle) Sikic, Steven Sikic, Bernardeta Sikic and Veronika (Mike) Thies; loving mother-in-law, Jeannie Carnes; sister-in-law, Jeanna (Joe) Pluth and her family; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends; his “bonus mom,” Judy Lake and her family; as well as his furry companions, Holly, Molly, and Chloe, they were cherished members of the family, bringing him comfort and joy throughout the years.

Preceded in death by his father, Dane Sikic; and his grandparents, Baka and Dida. 

George was a man of many passions and talents. His love for fishing was unparalleled, and he found solace and joy in spending countless hours by the water, casting his line and reeling in the day's catch. Whether it was the serene tranquility of the Ohio River or the peacefulness of a quiet lake, George found his happy place surrounded by nature. “A bad day of fishing beats a good day at work.” George's interests didn't stop there. He had a knack for music and singing, filling the air with his melodic voice and infectious laughter. A true jack of all trades, he was known as "Mister Fixit" among his family and friends, always ready to lend a helping hand and tackle any problem that came his way. George's love for life extended beyond his hobbies; he was the epitome of the life of the party, bringing joy and laughter wherever he went. His contagious laugh, talent for impersonations and desire for fun made him a cherished presence in any gathering. His mastery of cupcake magic brought smiles to the faces of all who knew him. As an avid motorcycle enthusiast, George enjoyed cruising on the open road with his friends. He was truly a big kid at heart, finding joy in the simplest of pleasures and always seeking out new adventures.

A proud grandfather, George cherished every moment spent with his family, imparting words of wisdom and sharing his countless stories and adventures. He was a pillar of strength and support, always there to offer guidance and a listening ear. George's love for gardening and grilling brought him immense joy, and he took great pride in the fruits of his labor, whether it was a harvest from his garden or a mouthwatering meal hot off the grill. His smoked meats were legendary, a testament to his skill and passion for cooking. A familiar face at the Croatian Cultural Club, George was a beloved member of his community, known for his warm smile and welcoming demeanor. George leaves behind a legacy of love, laughter, and cherished memories that will forever live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. 

George attended St. Mary Nativity Grade School and graduated from Joliet Catholic High School. He was the owner of Blackstone Seal Coating and was later employed by Solvay USA as a Stationary Engineer.  

In lieu of flowers, donations in George’s name to TLC Animal Shelter in Homer Glen, IL or any animal shelter of your choice would be appreciated. 

A celebration of George’s life will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2024 at Tezak Funeral Home, 1211 Plainfield Road from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Words of remembrance will be held at 5:30 p.m. Per George’s wishes cremation rites have been accorded.

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Memorial Visitation

Saturday, May 18, 2024

2:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Tezak’s Home to Celebrate Life

1211 Plainfield Rd, Joliet, IL 60435

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Words of Remembrance

Saturday, May 18, 2024

5:30 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Tezak’s Home to Celebrate Life

1211 Plainfield Rd, Joliet, IL 60435

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