Nick Pekis

Posted Online: Feb. 24, 2014, 5:25 pm
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Nick G. Pekis, 85, of Davenport, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at Bettendorf Healthcare Center.
Graveside services are 1 p.m., today at Oakdale Memorial Gardens, Davenport.
Nick was born March 10, 1928, in Lalouka, Argos, Greece, to George and Maria Makri Pekis.
He had worked for the City of Davenport, Sears Manufacturing and the former Lusk Candy Co. He had also been a restaurant owner and operator in Chicago years ago. Nick enjoyed watching baseball and spending time with his grandson, Chris.
Surviving are his daughter, Marina Pikis, grandson, Chris Pikis, both of Davenport; and his brother, Konstantinos G. Pekis, Lalouka, Argos, Greece.


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