GLADSTONE lost a true icon and character on Saturday when business identity Nikolaus Schedny passed away.
Nikolaus passed away at the age of 92 after a distinguished career as the owner and founder of Barney Point Engineering.
He was a big family man with him and his wife Nora having eight daughters and two sons.
Lex Fleming worked with Nikolaus and said he was a lovable rogue.
"He was a good businessman, well known and a bit of a larrikin," he said.
"It is sad to see him pass on. He was an icon."
The funeral will be held on Monday January 25 at Star of The Sea Catholic Parish.
At the request of the family, this paper won't publish an obituary until after the funeral.
If you would like to send in a tribute to Nikolaus email email@example.com or post it to 130 Auckland St Gladstone Queensland 4680.