Kyle Jacob Nicely

May 2, 2003 - September 13, 2019

Kyle Jacob Nicely, 16, of Geneva passed away Friday, September 13, 2019, at Ann & Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital.  Kyle was born May 2, 2003, in Aurora, IL the son of Kenneth and Deborah (Grabarczyk) Nicely.

Kyle was a much-loved Junior at Batavia High School.  His passion was playing soccer, whether it was playing varsity soccer for Batavia, TCSA with the Lightning Bolts, or Campton United.  His other hobbies included golfing, biking, cooking, playing music, woodworking, playing games, refereeing soccer, and playing video games with friends.  Kyle was faith-filled, caring, generous, kind, athletic, hardworking, ambitious, funny, responsible, and smart.  He was fun to be with, someone everyone could count on, and a role model for others.

Kyle is survived by his parents, Kenneth and Deborah; his siblings, Evan, Nathan and Kaitlyn; his maternal grandmother, Carol Grabarczyk; and loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

He is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Floyd Grabarczyk and paternal grandparents William and Midori Nicely.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday, September 20, 2019, at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 South Batavia Ave. Batavia, IL.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:30 AM Saturday, September 21, 2019, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 2300 Main St. Batavia, IL.  A private interment will be held at Assumption Catholic Cemetery in Wheaton, IL.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana (RMHC-CNI) or Holy Cross Church.

Guest Book

  • bill & mary russ So sad to read about your son's passing. We don't know your family personally but have seen Kyle and your family at Holy Cross. We go to 8 o'clock Mass and always are about 6 or so rows behind your family. Your children are always the most reverent, well behaved children we have ever seen. Never have seen you discipline them, they never needed it. You parents always with a smile on your faces. God takes those who are so good and do not need to suffer here on earth any longer. Kyle was special and now you have an angel to pray to. God Bless you all and thank you for letting us respect your family. A very special one. Remember Kyle getting so tall. We pray for your continued strength in this your time of sorrow. God take care of you all. Bill and Mary Russ
  • Renee Grabarczyk-Schafer Debbie and Ken, It has taken days to try and find any meaningful words to help ease your pain, but combined with some verses, I hope they provide some comfort. Please remember, Psalm 147:3...He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. Matthew 5:4...Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. I cannot imagine the grief and heartache that you, as well as Evan, Nathan and Kaitlyn, feel with Kyle's passing. The one noun/verb that continually plays overwhelmingly within my thoughts, is that of PRIDE. It is the one emotional and descriptive word I always heard you use when referring to him. In everything Kyle did, to everything you felt about him, PRIDE exuded! You are so fortunate to continue to have PRIDE towards and about him, because even in the saddest and most grievous moment of his passing; his gift of life donations to others, will forever resonate your happiness and unending PRIDE in your son! How great is it to know that in every moment of his being, whether it was physical, or now spiritual; you are able to be proud of his life and his selfless acts of giving? I hoped you find comfort in that blessing, because he truly was able to bless others for eternity! During these times of greatest grief please remember, 2 Corinthians 1:5...For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ. 2 Corinthians 5:7...For we walk by faith, not by sight. Deuteronomy 31:6...Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you. We all emphatically love you, and know that by God's grace you can find comfort. 2 Corinthians 1:4...Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of GOD. Wishing you warm, soothing, heart-felt healing hugs! Love your cousins, Re'nee, Tabitha, Derek, & Michael Williams
  • Kelli Hubert Our deepest sympathies to all of you. There are not enough condolences in the world, but know that all our hearts in Batavia are thinking of each of you. Much love and prayers...
  • Marisa Christoffel My deepest sympathies to you and your family in the loss of your sweet son, Kyle. He was a kind spirit who will be truly missed. You are all in my thoughts and prayers every day.
  • Rob Buckley Kyle was an excellent musician in our band who made everybody around him better by just knowing him. You hold a special place in all of our hearts, Kyle. My deepest sympathies to all of his friends and family members.
  • Stacy Novotny I didn't know Kyle and I don't know your family, but I can tell you that this loss has deeply affected the city of Batavia. Please know many are thinking and praying for you. Our hearts are heavy. So very sorry for this terrible loss. Always in our thoughts; forever in our hearts.
  • Mary Mayer Debbie, so shocked to hear the news about Kyle. You and your family will be in our prayers and thoughts, May God's amazing grace fill your family with His Love !!
  • Stobbe Family Our hearts are hurting for your loss, Nicely family. We will always remember Kyle's athleticism, hard working attitude in school & sports and just being a nice person. Our thoughts are with you during this most difficult time.
  • Rosales Family We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
  • Christine C Breiten I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs and peace to each of you. I will hold you all in my heart this week and next.
  • Dan Nicely Judy Ponceby Kenny and Deb I am so sorry for your loss he was so young.We are thinking about you and your whole family.
  • Vessele family Dear Nicely family, We are so saddened to hear about Kyles passing. Our son Michael played soccer at Campton with Kyle. He was a wonderful team mate and a great soccer player. We will miss seeing him on the field. Our hearts are heavy and we are praying for you all. Mary, Eric and Michael
  • Lisa Hatfield Kyle is one of those special students you can still perfectly picture back in your classroom years later. I am so fortunate to have worked with him and your wonderful family. Thinking of you all.
  • Michele Bruno I am so sorry to hear about your loss. We will definitely miss Kyle. My Deepest Sympathy to your family from myself and everyone at Fairview Dental.
  • Lindsey Selix I am so very sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Kyle in 7th grade. It was truly a privilege to teach him.
  • Robert Peterson While God has called you from above, You leave us with a wealth of love. You played life like a champ and always fought to win, And anyone who knew you will always see your darling grin. So many things we will miss, like your constant smile, Our world was a better place because of a wonder gift named Kyle. Rob, Alexandra, McKenzie and Mason Peterson
  • Judith Nickels I did not know Kyle - but I know his mom and his sister. And I believe the love of such a family never dies - but lives forever in the heart of God. Honored to be with you at this time.
  • Jamie VanMersbergen I am so very sorry for your family's loss. I had the pleasure of teaching Kyle for 6 years and I will always remember his sense of humor and that twinkle in his eye. He was special and had so many gifts.
  • Keith Ozsvath My deepest sympathy to your family and friends. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
  • Kristy Giesen I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
  • Jeffrey S Thomas I am so sorry for your loss. Kyle was a wonderful student. I am honored to have had the chance to know Kyle.
  • gary checkler My sincerest sympathy to Kyle's family and friends.
  • Meredith Schultz I had the honor of officiating soccer with your son for Tri-Cities Soccer Association. He was a great kid and always strived to do his best. I am very sorry for your loss. I hope you can find comfort in my words and in the words/actions of all who knew and loved Kyle. RIP.
  • Gerry Wyatt I am so, so sorry for your family's loss. I will pray for your continued faith and the strength to move beyond this tragedy. Kyle was a precious gift, and I hope you can find some comfort in all the good memories.