Obituary: John Nieslanik |

Obituary: John Nieslanik

John Nieslanik
John Nieslanik
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March 15, 1932 – February 9, 2023

John Nieslanik passed away on February 9th at 7:50PM, while listening to the rosary with his loving wife at his home on his ranch in Carbondale, Colorado. In his final days he was surrounded by his loving family.
John was born to John Sr. and Mary Nieslanik on March 15th, 1932 at home in spring valley, Glenwood Springs. He served in the Korean War and was a member of the 5th armored division. He served as a foot soldier on the front line. When discharged, he was a sergeant with honors.
After returning home he married Cecile Linda Letey on June 9th, 1956. Together they had four children.
John was an honest, hardworking, lover of the land. Always happy, and willing to help others. His faith meant everything to him. He was a staple in Carbondale and the Roaring Fork Valley. He served on many boards and committees, his most recent being senior housing in Carbondale. He and his family have ranched on the east mesa since 1956 to the present.
His first loving wife, Cecile, passed away on September 28th, 1994. On March 23rd, 2002, he married Theresa M. Smith. Theresa is truly a saint in the way she took care of our dad, and we are truly grateful to her.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Bernard and Bob, sisters, Betty, Beezie, Dorothy, Adeline, and Katie, his step-daughter Melinda Smith.
He is survived by his brothers, Paul (Celia), Ray (Elaine), Jim (Sharon), sister Francis Mattivi and children, Mark, Marty (Jerilyn), Mike (Lisa), Matt (Heather), stepdaughter Erica Chadwick (Rama) and sons Manaia, Kurai, and Manakurai, 6 grandchildren, Parker (Cara), Johnny, Nate, Maddie, Meg, Kaid, as well as 2 great grandchildren, Colby and Karson.
You are invited to join the family –

Monday, February 20th
6:00PM viewing
6:30PM for a rosary
Farnum – Holt Funeral Home
405 West 7th
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

Tuesday, February 21st
10AM viewing
10:30AM rosary
11AM – memorial mass
Saint Mary of the Crown Catholic Church
397 White Hill Road
Carbondale, CO 81623

Interment to follow mass at Hillcrest cemetery

Reception to follow the mass and/or interment at The Orchard, 110 Snowmass Drive, Carbondale, CO 81623

Memorial contributions can be sent in John’s name to:
Saint Mary of the Crown (religious education for youth and adults)
397 White Hill Road
Carbondale, CO 81623

Carbondale Housing Authority
1250 Hendrick Drive
Carbondale, CO 81623

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