Taqdeusz Cegielski - February 26, 2009
Tadeusz (Ted) Cegielski was born Feb. 17, 1921, near Warsaw, Poland, to Josef and Stanistawa (Porpierska) Cegielski.
He lived with his parents helping his father do tin work, and learning the trade, until German soldiers took him to work on a farm in Germany.
Ted knowing nothing about farming ran away, but was found and placed in concentration camps until the end of the WWII.
After the war, Ted was placed in a refugee camp and there is where he met Genovefa Platek.
Ted and Genovefa were married in the camp on Feb. 15, 1947, and two sons were born to them before coming to America on Dec. 23, 1949.
Their sponsors gave them a house and a job for Ted in Bottineau, N.D. The couple lived in Bottineau until 1988, when Ted retired from his job as a master tinsmith, working for a contractor in plumbing and heating and moving to Imperial, Neb. to be closer to their sons and families.
Ted loved to fish, and had a small boat and motor. He would take his family fishing every chance he could, at a lake near Bottineau.
He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church of Imperial.
Ted passed away Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009, at his home in Imperial. He was 88 years of age.
Survivors include: sons, Stan of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Jerry of Haxtun, Colo.; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren.
Ted was preceded in death by his wife, Genovefa, in 2007.
A rosary was held Friday evening, Feb. 20, 2009, 7 p.m. a St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Imperial.
Mass of the Christian Burial was held Saturday morning, Feb. 21, 2009, 11 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Imperial with Father Bernard Lorenz officiating.
Organist was Mrs. Barbara Smith and soloist was Mr. Ron Moritz.
Acolytes were Mr. Terry Bilka and Mrs. Charley Colton.
Casketbearers were Greg Owens, Mike Liewer, Jody Bopp and Tom Terryberry.
Interment followed at Mount Hope Cemetery, Imperial.
A memorial has been established to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Imperial.
Liewer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.