Nicholas “Nick” Cieminski of Rush City passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Ecumen of North Branch at the age of 78.
Nicholas Joseph Cieminski was born July 20, 1939 to Edmund and Helen (Kasskoss) Cieminski in Istanbul, Turkey.
During his early childhood, Nick’s family lived in Winona. He and his sister attended school in Winona, and in 1957 Nick graduated from Cotter High School. Throughout his high school years, he made many close friends. Nick served in the United States Army from 1959-1962 mostly overseas in Germany. He later attended the University of Minnesota receiving a degree in Geology. On October 25, 1969, he married Carol Bump. Together they made their home in St. Louis Park for 40 years. During their life in St. Louis Park, Nick was employed in sales and customer service at Western Airlines and later Northwest and Delta Airlines. In the 80’s Nick and Carol started spending time in the Rush City area; they purchased five acres of land. In 2005, after selling the five acres; they purchased more land where they built their new home.
Nick loved deer hunting, fishing with friends and family and collecting rocks. He was a history buff and enjoyed learning; always articulate and very smart. An active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rush City, Nick served as a council member and was always willing to help in many church activities. He was also a member of the Rush City American Legion Post #93. Nick was a great friend to many and a loving uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Nick is survived by his wife Carol Cieminski of Rush City; sister Valerie Fielitz of Chicago; many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents Edmund and Helen Cieminski.
Father Shane Stoppel-Wasinger will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial for Nick: 11 AM; Saturday, June 23, 2018 with a time of visitation and reviewal 1 hour prior to the Mass all at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rush City. The interment will take place in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Winona at a later date.
Memorial designations may be directed to donor’s choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Funeral and Cremation Service of Rush City - Olson Chapel. www.FuneralAndCremationService.com