Carl Bernard (Bernie) Nieslanik
Bernie Nieslanik, 84, of Haugan, Mont., previously of Meeker, died peacefully at home of natural causes Aug. 18, 2008. Bernie was born June 1, 1924, in Sheridan, Wyo., to John and Mary Nieslanik. The family moved to Spring Valley in November 1929. Bernie married Margaret Wilson of Glenwood Springs on Nov. 20, 1948. Margaret passed away June 3, 1967.He married Lucile Snyder Downing June 12, 1971. Bernie was the owner of Bernie’s Super 8 Market in Meeker before purchasing the Broken Heart Guest Ranch in Haugan in 1976. He was loved by many and will be missed by all. Bernie is survived by children Mike (Carol) Nieslanik of Cañon City, Cindy (Steve) Swartzendruber of Paonia, Steve (Lisa) Nieslanik of Glenwood Springs, Rick (Crystal) Nieslanik of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Bert Nieslanik of Grand Junction, Frank (Leta) Nieslanik of Grand Junction, Mary (Mike) McPhee of Fort Collins, and Joe (Ellen) Nieslanik of Meeker; stepchildren Zoe Ann (Ron) King, Luke (Sherry) Downing, Tom Downing, Zona (Ron) Junker, Zella (Rowan) Horrell and Zeta Johnson; sisters Betty Ribant of Detroit, Bernice (Bob) Kennedy of Phoenix, Adeline Coryell of Rifle, Katheren (Emmett) Smith of Glenwood Springs and Dorothy Linnebur of Roggen; brothers John (Theresa), Paul (Celia) and Bob, of Carbondale, Jim (Sharon) of Glenwood Springs and Raymond (Elaine) of Yuma; and Francis Mattivi of Colorado Springs.He was preceded in death by stepson EJ Downing.The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Church Street Station, P.O. Box 780 New York, NY 10008-0780.A memorial service is planned for 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Glenwood Springs.
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