Frank D. Nicodem

November 21, 1924 - June 23, 2019

Frank D. Nicodem, Sr., 94, of St. Charles, Illinois, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 23, 2019. He was born on November 21, 1924, in Byesville, Ohio, while his missionary parents were home on furlough. Frank spent his growing up years in India, where he came to faith in Christ. He returned to the U.S. in 1942, joined the Navy, and fought in WWII on a minesweeper in the Pacific.

Frank married Johanna K. Bastian on August 30, 1946, at Midwest Bible Church and the couple made their home in Chicago. He became a successful businessman, as the founder, and later president, of Central Security Mutual Insurance company. Frank and Jo raised four kids along with numerous cats and dogs (none of which he liked).

Frank was active in the National Association of Evangelicals, various Billy Graham Crusades, Christian Business Men’s Association, and his local church. In 1978, Frank and Jo moved to St. Charles, where Frank became a homebuilder. It was here that he and his wife were one of the six founding families of Christ Community Church, which has grown to 5,000 attenders on four campuses. He loved to tell people about Jesus until the day he died.

Frank is survived by his wife, Jo, of almost 73 years; his four children: Frank Jr. (Christine), Kathy (John), Jim (Sue), Debbie (Sean); grandkids: Frank III (Lyndsey), Jennie, Chad (Elissa), Jocelyn (Todd), Jordan, Tyler (Lana), Emily (Adam), Rachel (Jameson), Andrew (Marianne); Jak (Azalia), Benjamin; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Frank was preceded in death by his five siblings, his daughter-in-law, Jean Nicodem, and his great-grandchild, Isaiah Winkler.

A funeral service will be held 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Churst Community Church 37W100 Bolcum Road St. Charles, IL.  Visitation will be form 5:00 P.M. until 6:30 P.M. at the church prior to the funeral.  A private interment and committal will be in Prairie Cemetery in St. Charles. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Franks' memory to Christ Community Church’s International Impact Bangladesh Partner. Please make checks payable to "Christ Community Church" with the memo line “Frank Nicodem Memorial"  and mail checks to 37W100 Bolcum Road, St. Charles, Il 60175.   

For additional information please contact Moss Family Funeral Homes at (630) 584-2000 or

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