James A. "Jim" Sikich, age 70, passed away on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. He died from injuries sustained while assisting with the flood rescue effort on his beloved Lake Redstone, near La Valle, WI.


In 1982, Jim founded Sikich, Gardner & Co. in Aurora, IL, which eventually became Sikich, LLP. Over 35 years of Jim's leadership, the firm grew into one of the nation's leading professional service firms, until he retired in 2017. Throughout his career, he was a member and sat on the board of several prestigious organizations in Aurora, including Waubonsee Community College, the Aurora Family YMCA, Paramount Arts Center, Mercy Hospital, Copley Memorial Hospital, and the Chamber of Commerce among others.


In a life filled with striving to be the best and inspiring others to achieve greatness, Jim was prematurely cut down while characteristically attempting to help others. He loved his family, and he loved his beagles.


Jim touched many lives and his loss is deeply felt by all.


Donations can be made at https://donate.rescueme.org/beagle  


LEA Global presented Jim with 2 of their most prestigious Edge awards: Innovative Firm Leader and Legends.