William Tiknis, 1929 - 2017
A long time Bartlett resident, former Village of Bartlett President and Village Trustee William Tiknis passed away on Monday, 11/20.
Anyone who has lived in Bartlett for any length of time knew Bill Tiknis as a true and loyal servant to the Bartlett community, as far back as 1956, when he first moved here with his late wife “Charly” and their three sons. He was recognized in 2014 with a plaque that listed the many, many titles that he held during his years of service to the Village.
VILLAGE PRESIDENT 1973-1977
VILLAGE TRUSTEE 1963-1973
HANOVER TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR 1981-1997
HANOVER TOWNSHIP VETERANS ADVOCATE 2002-2014
HANOVER TOWNSHIP FOUNDATION PRESIDENT 1986-2014
FOUNDER BARTLETT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 1977
BARTLETT FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT FIREFIGHTER 1959-1973
BARTLETT FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT TRUSTEE 1994-1997
BARTLETT FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT COMMISSIONER 1997-2005
BARTLETT HILLS GOLF COURSE ACQUISITION 1978
BARTLETT CENTENNIAL CO-CHAIRMAN 1991
CHAIRMAN RUZICKA MEMORIAL PARK 1985
BARTLETT GAZEBO ACQUISITION 1991
BARTLETT LEARNING CENTER GOLF COMMITTEE 1994-2012
Bill Tiknis will be remembered with grateful appreciation for his devotion to the Village and for all that he did to help make Bartlett a better place to live, work and play.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Hanover Township Senior Center, 240 IL-59, Bartlett.