Chris M. Nickolaou of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. He was 80.

He was born June 17, 1941 in Chicago, Ill. to Michael and Sophia Nickolaou.

He graduated from Argo High School in Summit, Ill. in 1959 and married Monica Schmidt on Oct. 24, 1964.

He also served in the National Guard for six years.

Mr. Nickolaou and his wife moved to St. Germain in 1973 where they owned and operated Hillcrest Resort until 1985. He then worked at Trig’s Grocery until 1987.

He became a real estate agent and worked at Eliason Realty from 1988 to 2014. They moved to Cedar Rapids in 2020.

Mr. Nickolaou was preceded in death by his parents; and two nephews, Charles and Peter.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years; three children, Marilynn (Mark) Collins, Michael, and John (Stephanie); nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by four siblings, Angelo, James (Shirley), Marilyn and Elayne (George); and many nieces and nephews.

A service will be held Wednesday, Jan. 19, at Murdoch Funeral Home in Cedar Rapids.