Nick G. Hughes

  • Born: August 7, 1931
  • Died: November 3, 2016
  • Location: Sterling, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

1002 12th Avenue
Rock Falls, IL 61071

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family

STERLING- Nick G. Hughes, 85, of Sterling, died Thursday, November 4, 2016 at CGH Medical Center.

Born August 7, 1931 in Sioux City, Iowa he was a son of John and Irene Hughes.
He married Nancee Hauser on January 22, 1955 in Fort Meyer, VA. She preceded him in death on April 20, 2012.

He served proudly in the US Army and was a pharmacist at the US Pentagon during his military service. He later worked as a sales representative for McKesson-Robbins. Nick was a pharmacist with Eberley Pharmacy in Sterling from 1960 until they closed and later went to work in the pharmacy of Osco Drug later CVS Pharmacy. Nick was a master gardener with the University of Illinois Extension office of Whiteside County. He served as a tax aide for AARP. Nick was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling and served as a lector and usher. He fulfilled his bucketlist wish to ring the church bell at St. Mary Catholic Church.

Surviving are his children, Nik (Phyllis) Hughes of Silver Spring, Md., Kevin (Grace) Hughes of Springfield, Ill., Chris (Nicole) Hughes of Durham, N.C., Bethe (Craig) Dinges of Morrison and Ann (Andrew) DuBois of Polo; 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, a half-brother and 2 brothers.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A gathering of family and friends will be from 4-6 PM Tuesday, November 8 at McDonald Funeral Home in Sterling. A private funeral mass will be held with burial of the cremains at Rock Island National Cemetery. A memorial has been established in his memory. To send condolences visit