Louis Hartmann Nikolaus

October 6, 1930 - October 16, 2018

10/06/1930 - 10/16/2018

Past Services

Sunday October 21, 2018
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home
204 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
740-695-0475 | Directions
Monday October 22, 2018
Union Cemetery
211 Maple Ave.
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
740-685-1260 | Directions
Monday October 22, 2018
11:00 am
Christ The King Lutheran Church
238 South Marietta Street
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
740-695-1631 | Directions

Louis Hartmann Nikolaus,88, was born on October 6, 1930, in Wheeling WV to the late George Wesley and Hilda Edna (Hartmann) Nikolaus. Lou passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on October 16, 2018.

Lou graduated from Wheeling High School in 1948. Post graduation, Lou served as a Staff Sergeant in the US Air Force during the Korean War era.

Upon discharge from the Air Force, Lou worked at Picoma Industries until he retired in 1984.

Lou and his family were active members of Christ The King Lutheran Church for many years.

Pappy, as he was known by his family, was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many. Nothing brought him greater joy than gardening, fishing, playing ball and spending time with his grandchildren in their younger years.

He enjoyed his later years with his loving and devoted caregivers, Annie Kemp, Mary Ellen, and Dave Schramm, Sharon and Terry Cruise, Marcy Langford, Julie Coe. He loved them all!

Lou was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings, George, John, and Mary Jo. Also preceding him was his wife of 57 years, Suzanne ( Nagler) Nikolaus.

Lou and Sue are survived by their children, Becky (Rob) Campbell of Louisville, KY, Bobby (Madeline) Nikolaus of Hilliard, OH, Judy (Barry) Peters of Quaker City, OH and Bill (Amber) Nikolaus of Grove City, OH, grandchildren, Jeremy (Ashley) Sowers, Joshua (Nicky) Sowers, Alivia, Patrick, Rebecca, and Stephen Nikolaus, great-granddaughters, Brooklyn, Elizabeth,Southern, and Riley Sowers, 3 sisters-in-law, Mary (Bill) Langford, Johanna Vinci, Judy Brown and a brother-in-law, Adolph (Mary) Nagler, many nieces and nephews and special friends, Joyce and Chuck Snider.

Friends will be received Sunday from 2 pm – 6 pm at the Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home and Crematory, 204 West Main Street, St. Clairsville, OH.

Family and friends are invited to attend Lou’s funeral service Monday, October 22, 2018, at Christ The King Lutheran Church, St. Clairsville, OH with a visitation in church, from 10 am until time of funeral service at 11 am with Pastor Deborah Gable officiating.

Interment will follow in Union Cemetery, St.Clairsville, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St.Clairsville Food Pantry, The Wounded Warrior Fund or Christ The King Lutheran Church by going to www.TMCFunding.com.

Louie’s family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to his care family; Annie Kemp, we thank you for loving and caring for Lou like your own. Mary Ellen, your dedication and love were immeasurable. Marcy, you are a true blessing to us all. Joyce, there are no words for what Louie felt for you.

We thank Senior Services of Belmont County, Advanced Health Care and the staff at Mill Run Care Center, Hilliard, OH, and everyone who aided in his care.

Lou, may you find comfort and eternal happiness with Suzanne as you watch down on your family. May you find peace knowing you loved and were loved.

May God bless you, In the name of The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit.

We know you have entered Heaven and He is saying, “Well done my good and faithful servant.”

Belmont County Veterans Association will conduct Graveside Military Honors.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.beckaltmeyer.com

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Terry & Sharon Cruise
5 years ago

We are so sorry for you loss, we will surely miss him and think of him fondly.

Carol Foster
5 years ago

So sorry for your loss… it is so hard to lose a parent. I will be keeping the family in my thoughts and prayers.

Cheryl J Skinner, Belmont Co Military Museum
5 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Louis Hartmann Nikolaus, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Air Force Veteran, SSgt. Louis Hartmann Nikolaus, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Lois Lasker
5 years ago

Truly sorry to hear of your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Frederick Langford
5 years ago

Love you Uncle Lou. I enjoyed my many great conversations I got to have with you. You will be missed.

Leslie Stiles
5 years ago

Sorry for your loss. Prayers to all

Susan Nikolaus Enkiri
5 years ago

Dear Becky, Bobby, Judy, and Bill,
So very sorry to hear about Uncle Lou. I always enjoyed his stories and loved his candor. Take comfort in knowing he is with your mom and that the Nikolaus family is together again.