Nicholas T. Zaloga

Nicholas T. “Nick” Zaloga, age 32 of Highland, IL, died Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in Highland, IL.

He was born August 23, 1981, in Highland, IL, the son of Nancy M. (nee Schwarz) and Thomas V. Zaloga.

He was a member of Highland Hope United Methodist Church, Highland, Illinois and former member – Knights of Columbus, Council #1580 – Highland, IL .

Born and reared at Highland, IL; graduated from Highland High School, Highland, IL in 2000. He received a degree in Criminal Justice from SIU-E in 2005. Places he worked for were, Zac’s, St. Jacob, IL; ESS Data Recovery; Cooper B-Line; NCI at Scott Air Force Base; National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, St. Louis, MO, (with top secret clearance).He enjoyed motorcycle riding, recreational volleyball, frisbee golf, long walks with his dad.

Survivors include:
Parents – Nancy M. (nee Schwarz) & Thomas V. Zaloga, Highland, IL
Brother – Michael N. (girl friend-Kimberli Seger) Zaloga, Highland, IL
Aunt – Toni A. (Michael) Fisher, San Antonio, TX
Uncle – Frank D. (Barb) Zaloga, Pocahontas, IL
Aunt – Shirley L. Schumacher, Aviston, IL
Uncle – Harold J. Schwarz, Highland, IL
Aunt – Elizabeth A. “Betty” Rutz, Highland, IL

He was preceded in death by:
Paternal Grandparents – Tony Zaloga (died 9/18/1984)
and Dora L. Zaloga (nee Vaughn) (died 9/24/2002)
Maternal Grandparents – Vincent R. Schwarz (died 11/13/1954)
and Lucille M. Schwarz (nee Welchlen) (died-5/26/2006)
Uncle – Wendelin Schumacher (died 11/11/2007)
Uncle – Harold R. Rutz (died 11/10/2012)
Uncle – Richard V. Schwarz (died 8/6/1995)

Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, Illinois.

Private Family Memorial Service will be held. Fr. Pat G. Jakel, Pastor, St. Jerome Catholic Church, Troy, IL, will officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans.