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“Rob, Lance and I send our heartfelt condolences to you and the rest of the Nykiel family. I know this is a hard time for you all. But if you look...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Joy Wilson - Clearwater, FL

“Rob, Lance and I send our heartfelt condolences to you and the rest of the Nykiel family. I know this is a hard time for you all. But if you look...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Joy Wilson - Clearwater, FL

“Rob, Lance and I send our heartfelt condolences to you and the rest of the Nykiel family. I know this is a hard time for you all. But if you look...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Joy Wilson - Clearwater, FL

“Dr. Nykiel, I am sorry to hear about your dad. I will never forget him. He was the nicest man, you know when he would come in the office over on...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Linda Perry

“Dear Ed, My condolences and prayers to your whole family. Lisa Labadie ”
5 of 16 | Posted by: Lisa Labadie

“Please accept our entire families condolances, we were blessed to have been associated with such a great family. Lynne sends her condolances as well...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Don & Jeanne Bessette

“To Bob Nykiel's Family: Please accept our sincere sympathy at the death of your Dad. We remember him well and will pray for his soul and for all of...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Ted/Mary Weatherhead

“The Nykiel, I'm sorry to hear about your dad. Your dad was a very nice man. I ment him only once. ”
8 of 16 | Posted by: Kelly Bonifas

“I've known Bob Whitey Nykiel since 1971. Boyhood poverty marked him. He met and married Eileen, he felt he had married up and with a woman he...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Gary Barcus, Esq.

“Our deepest sympathies to you and your ectended family during this very difficult time - you will be in our thoughts. ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: Frank Mazzella | Kelly Rinne

“Ed and family, It is times such as this that our faith in a loving, caring, forgiving, and eternal God needs to be strong. May God bless you as you...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Kim Schutt

“Our sincere and heartfelt prayers go out to the entire Nykiel family. Robert must have been a very proud man to see his son Edd, daughter in law...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: GIYC

“Our condolences to the entire family. May Bob's warm and enthusiastic spirit live on in the hearts and minds of those who loved him. ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: Mike & Sherry McCullough

“Dear Ed, Debbie, Rick and Margaret, We are very sorry for your loss. May God console you in your time of need. Bill & Kyle. ”
14 of 16 | Posted by: Kyle Stack & Bill Jasman

“May he enjoy his wings up in Heaven with my father, Leon Albin. I can see Bob kicking his heals, being happy with his heavenly loved ones again. ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: Jane Fijal

“Dear Ed, I was so very sorry to head of the loss of your Father. Reading your comments about his life experiences marks him as a truly remarkable...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Henry Horldt


Nykiel, Robert J. Sr., Age 88, of Grosse Ile. July 3, 2009. Beloved husband of the late Eileen. Loving Father of Robert Nykiel, Jr., Mary Lynn Nykiel, Richard (Margaret) Nykiel, Edward (Debbie) Nykiel. Proud Papa of Derek, Morgan and Ethan. Robert graduated in 1938 from St. Alphonsus H.S. and attended Michigan State College. He was a corsair pilot in WW II and later a reserve at Grosse Ile N.A.S until retiring at the rank of Major. He distinguished himself in various careers as a builder, developer, mechanical contractor, estimator and salesman. He was active in the VFW and as an usher at Sacred Heart Church for over 50 years. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed crossword puzzles and was completely devoted to his family. He was a kid at heart, always talking and joking with youngsters. Funeral was Tuesday 10 a.m. from Sacred Heart Church. Interment at Our Lady of Hope Cemetery. Memorials to Arbor Hospice or Sacred Heart Catholic Church.