In Memory

Nick Kowceun

Nick Kowceun

 Nick James Kowceun, age 75, of Mankato, died Saturday, April 9, 2022 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems, Mankato. A visitation will be from 12:00 Noon until 3:00 pm Saturday, April 16, 2022 at Woodland Hills Funeral Chapel with military honors to follow. A private family interment will be in Woodland Hills Memorial Park. Memorials are preferred to the donor’s choice.

   Nick was born February 24, 1947 in Portland, OR to Nick and Esther (Hippauf) Kowceun. He served in the United States Marine Corp. from 1966 to 1968. Nick married Carolyn Anderson, October 5, 1968 at the Eagle Lake Church of Christ. His career included 43 years plus at Kato Engineering. Nick enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, golf, motorcycling, grilling, dart and pool leagues but especially time spent with family.

   Nick is survived by his wife, Carolyn; 2 daughters, Tricia (Tom) Hering and Traci (Kowceun) Wallin both of Mankato; 5 grandchildren, Hunter and Halle Kowceun, Kylen Wallin, Ashlyn and Gavin Hering; sister, Jeanne Shanahan of NC; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in by his parents, brother, John Kowceun and brother-in-law, Jim Shanahan.


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04/12/22 06:15 AM #1    

Brian Sugden

Thanks for keeping us informed about  the sad loss of another classmate.  Condolences to his family.


04/12/22 07:02 AM #2    

Kathy Hickstein (Weinstein-Adolphson)

Condolences to his family.

04/12/22 11:32 AM #3    

Gregory Rosevold

So sad to learn of the passing of my good friend, Nick Kowceun.  Just a great guy who will be missed dearly.  My condollences to his family.


04/12/22 01:15 PM #4    

Terry Palmer

I met Nick and John when I moved to Mankato in 1956. We were part of the group of 'North End' kids. Condolences to Carolyn and family.

04/12/22 05:22 PM #5    

Tom McLaughlin





We not only lost a classmate but a good man as well.

Semper FI,


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