Nikk I. DeBaere (nee Valente), 70, died on Nov. 20, 2015 at her Riverside home after a lengthy illness. 

Born in 1944 to Virginia and the late Dominick Valente, she was the past grand marshal of the Order of Eastern Star and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. 

Ms. DeBaere is survived by her husband for more than 40 years, Arthur DeBaere Jr.; her mother, Virginia Valente; her children, Art (Michelle) DeBaere III and Jennifer DeBaere Ross; her, grandchildren, Arthur DeBaere IV, Mia DeBaere, Richard Ross, Jonathan Ross, Charles Ross and Matthew Ross; her brother, Kessinger Valente; her in-laws, Jeanne Valente and Joan (Jeff) Smoron; and her many nieces and nephews. Services have been held.

Woodlawn Funeral Home, Forest Park, handled arrangements.