February 5, 1963-May 28, 2016
Bradley David Cichos, the son of David C. and Gayle (Huls) Cichos was born on February 5, 1963 in Jamestown, North Dakota. He died at the age of 53 years on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at the
scene of a motor vehicle & horse drawn carriage accident three miles west of Wolford, North Dakota.
Brad grew up in Finley, Carrington and Minnewaukan communities, graduating from Minnewaukan High School, the class of 1982. While in High School, he attended Lake Region College in
Devils Lake earning his certificate for welding. On August 7, 1987, he was united in marriage to Margaret R. Tandeski in Devils Lake, North Dakota. The couple moved to Elkton, South Dakota,
where he worked in Brookings at Twin City Fan. He was a member of the Elkton Fire Department from 1993-2001 and served as Fire Chief from 1999-2001. He served on the Elkton city council.
In 2001, he and his family moved to Rugby where he had accepted a position as welder with Rugby Manufacturing. Brad was currently the maintenance supervisor for the Rugby School System. He enjoyed his position at the schools, helping the teachers, staff and students. He was a life member of the Rugby Volunteer Fire Department and a 15-year member of Ducks Unlimited. His hobbies included, raising horses, hunting, fishing and helping others with farming. Brad’s satisfactions in life were sharing time and himself with his girls, his granddaughter and families, riding horses, and always willing and ready to help others. He was a good man who touched the lives of many and will be sadly missed.
Brad is survived by his wife, Margaret; daughters, Sierra (Landon) Halvorson of Wolford and MaKayla Cichos and her fianc Rylie Wangler of Rugby; granddaughter, Amiyah Halvorson; parents, David & Mary Cichos of Rugby and Gayle Kapitzke of Sioux Falls; brothers, Chad (Denise) Cichos of Albertville, MN, Joel (Christy) Cichos of Devils Lake; sisters, Jacque (Rich) Zeigler and Cindy (Paul) Marturano all of Chisholm, MN; father-in-law, Michael Tandeski of Bottineau; many cousins, nieces, nephews; other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Janice Tandeski; grandparents, Basil and Anna Cichos; Jessie and Barney Huls; step-father, Russ Kapitzke; uncles, Donald and Jerome Cichos and a close friend, Ronald Harmel.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 30th at the Little Flower Catholic Church in Rugby with Father Tom Graner as Celebrant.
Organist: Glenda Mack
Vocal Leader/Cantor: Robert Graber
Honoraries: Members of the Rugby Volunteer Fire Department and Rugby High School Faculty & Students
Casket Bearers: Chad Cichos, Joel Cichos, Paul David Marturano, Landon Halvorson, Rylie Wangler and Tim Grossman.
Arrangements with the Anderson Funeral Home of Rugby.
Online registry: www.funeralsbyanderson.com
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