THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Timothy J. Mecikalski
Timothy (Timmy) John Mecikalski, 43, of Crivitz, passed away Friday, July 11 in Pittsburgh, as a result of complications related to cystic fibrosis.
Born in Green Bay, to Edward "Running Bear" Mecikalski and Ann (Eiler) Mecikalski, he grew up in Oneida and loved his Native American Culture. At the age of eight, he worked for his Dad making picture frames. He graduated from West De Pere High School where he was a four year letterman on the wrestling team. After school, he graduated from NWTC with a welding certificate and then a weld inspector certification. He married Ruth Ann Kansier in September of 1995. He also graduated from NWTC with certificates in Medical Transcriptions and Medical Coding. He was listed in May 2013 for a double lung transplant and planned on working as a medical coder after his transplant.
He and his family spent summers at the cabin in the Twin Bridge area and in 1999 he purchased a home there. He enjoyed living in that area, fishing pan fish and musky on various lakes. He enjoyed his welding career and working for his last employer, Highview Custom Fabricating, but had to stop working in 1999 due to his cystic fibrosis.
An avid collector of old cork handled fishing rods and Mitchell 300 Series Reels, he was a member of the Peshtigo Flowage Musky club and enjoyed deer hunting in Oneida where he grew up. He also enjoyed the Annual Oneida Pow-Wow, watching Packer Games and his two dalmations.
He is survived by his mother, Ann Eiler; two brothers; Jerry and Debbie Mecikalski and Mike (Michelle) Mecikalski; four nieces and nephews; special friend, Julie Pflieger and her daughter, Ashley Thomson; Julie's uncle, Joseph Timmers; many uncles; aunts and cousins.
Along with his father, he was preceded in death by maternal and paternal grandparents and his uncle Jim Eiler.
Family and friends called at Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, De Pere on Monday, July 28, from 4 p.m. until time of Traditional Native American Services at 7 p.m., with the Oneida Hymn Singers at 6:30 p.m.