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Nicole “Niki” Lallish

Nicole Renee “Niki” Lallish, 44, of Highland, IL, born Sunday, January 22, 1978 in Belleville, and passed away on Friday, January 28, 2022 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, O’Fallon.

Niki was an avid Cubs fan, loved her little “piggies” and watching her daughter, Taylor play softball.  She volunteered many hours with several service organizations.  She was a life member and President of Bussong-Mersinger American Legion Auxillary, 665, St. Jacob, VFW Post 5694 Auxillary, Highland, and the 8 & 40 of Madison County.  She loved her family and was always ready and willing to help.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Sandra “Sandy” Heim-Schleper; and her sister, Natasha Rachel Schleper.

Surviving are her husband Rick Lallish of Highland; children, Taylor Becker and Brendon Garwood both of Highland; her father, James Schleper of Highland; a sister Natalie (Danie Raja) Schleper of Highland; many other family members and great friends.

Memorials may be made to the family.  Online expressions of sympathy may be made at

Visitation for Niki will be 5 to 7 pm on Thursday, February 3, and 10 to 11 am on Friday, February 4, 2022 at Aebischer-Richeson Funeral Home, 211 North Douglas Street, St. Jacob.

Funeral services will be held 11 am on Friday, February 4, at Aebischer-Richeson Funeral Home, St. Jacob, with Rev. Dan Perry officiating.  Interment in Keystone Cemetery, St. Jacob.

Aebischer-Richeson Funeral Home, St. Jacob, is in charge of the arrangements.

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