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NAME Nickolas Samuel Jump, age 75, of Aurora, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, July 1, 2008, at Provena Mercy Center Hospital, Aurora, IL. BORN: He was born January 29, 1933, the son of Dave and Margaret (Smith) Jump in St. Joseph Hospital, Aurora, IL. EARLY YEARS :Nick grew up and worked on farms in the Big Rock area where he tended cattle and field alike. He attended Big Rock High School. He graduated early with the class of 1950. MILITARY: Following graduation Nick worked National Brush Company in Aurora before he was drafted into the United States Army in 1953. He faithfully served his country in Korea until his honorable discharge in 1955. Upon his return to civilian life, Nick returned to the workforce at National Brush Company, where he had his eye on a certain girl. Nick was nothing if not persistent and eventually won over Orva Ramer. MARRIAGE Their two hearts became one on June 29, 1957 at Marion Avenue Baptist Church in Aurora. They began their new life together on Lincoln Avenue in Aurora for a time before settling on Spruce St. where they have since made their home since 1962. Over the years and in addition to National Brush Company, Nick worked at Big Rock Finishing Works in Sugar Grove and Processed Plastics in Montgomery. Following his "retirement" in 2003, he loved to paint houses with Dar Kellett and Vince Cuttie which won several area awards and spent four years at Ace Hardware on Lake St. in Aurora. MEMBERSHIPS Nick was a proud member of the VFW and Moose Lodge in Aurora. He also was a faithful member of Orchard Valley Community Church, Aurora, IL. LIFE NOTES Nick loved to play baseball and was a true Cub fan. In earlier years he played baseball with his family every Sunday at his parents’ home. He also was an avid card player who specialized in Euchre and Pinochle. Nick also enjoyed escaping with his rod and reel to the nearest fishing hole until he could take his yearly trip to Canada where he would fly from Ignace Outpost, Ontario to a special lake that became his refuge from the rest of the world. He played horseshoes and bowling for over forty years and loved to share hundreds of stories that may or may not have had a thread of truth running through them. Nick made friends wherever he went, but had especially special friendships with his neighbors who all held him in the highest esteem. Above all his family was his rock and he was theirs. His grandkids held a special place in his heart and his love for them burned bright. His memory will continue to shine in the hearts and minds of his family and all who were lucky enough to know him. SURVIVORS He now leaves his loving wife of over fifty years, Orva, Two children:Michael A. (Michelle) Jump of Somonauk, IL and Michelle I. (Ignacio) Romero of Aurora, IL;Three grandchildren:Katie Romero, Nickolas Romero and Zachary Jump;Five siblings:Frances (Harold) Mills of South Elgin, IL,William (Peggy) Jump of Montgomery, IL,Lee Jump of North Aurora, IL, Katherine (Ronald) Heiman of North Aurora and Leonard (Susan) Jump of Bellevue, IA;Many nieces and nephews, great nieces, nephews and a family of friends. PRECEDED He now joins his parents who preceded him in death. VISITATION / FUNERAL A funeral to celebrate his life will be held at 10:00 a.m., also held at the church, on Tuesday, July 8th. Rev. Scott Hodge, pastor of the church will officiate and interment will follow at Pierce Cemetery. MEMORIAL A memorial has been established in his name to benefit American Lung Association and Junior Diabetes Research Foundation in honor of one of his North Side heroes, Ron Santo. Checks may be made to the "Nickolas Jump Memorial" and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119. Tributes and memories may also be forwarded to the family at the same address or through www.conleycare.com
Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. at Orchard Valley Community Church, 101 Barnes Rd., Aurora, on Monday, July 7th, 2008. A funeral to celebrate his life will be held at 10:00 a.m., also held at the church, on Tuesday, July 8th. Both Rev. Scott Hodge and Rev. Chris Bell, will officiate and interment will follow at Pierce Cemetery.