Nick Ziats Jr., 65, of East Alton, Illinois passed away at 10:50 p.m. on March 30, 2012 at Elmwood Nursing and Rehabilitation in Maryville. He was born August 24, 1946 in Granite City, a son of the late Nicklous and Lillian (Kiselka) Ziats Sr. The United States Army veteran proudly served his country during the Vietnam War and enjoyed his days of fishing.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, LaNora Ziats whom passed away in 1986.
He is survived by one sister and brother-in-law, Jeanette Ziats (Ed) Henke of Glen Carbon; one niece, Nina Barker of Collinsville; two great nephews, Nazareth and Noah Barker; girlfriend, Sue Anderson; other extended family and friends.
In celebration of his life, graveside services will be held on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Reverend Clint Wisdom is officiating and full military rites will be accorded. Memorials may be made to the family and may be accepted at the funeral home. Irwin Chapel of Glen Carbon in charge of arrangements.
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