Adrian Cihak

adrian cihak

Adrian Cihak, 87, Fargo, passed away Wednesday, October 01, 2014 at Golden Living Center, Moorhead.

Adrian was born on September 7, 1927 in Wilken County to Theodore and Christina (Koller) Cihak. He grew up on the family farm his family would say that you could take the boy out of the farm but you can’t take the farm out of the boy. Adrian attended school in Barnesville and graduated from Barnesville High School. After graduation he enlisted in the Army and served in Korea from 1951-1953. Adrian Cihak and Elaine Schwinden were married at St. Mary’s Cathedral on June 15, 1957.

Adrian Joined the Fargo Police Department in 1956 and retired as sergeant in 1987. Adrian also worked part time at Boulger Funeral Home. Adrian had a tremendous work ethic and never tired of volunteering at his church, setting up the Nativity Scene, painting the elementary school, and helping on projects throughout the year. Adrian was a member of the Barnesville VFW, the Fargo American Legion, and the Fraternal Order of Police. Adrian’s favorite hobbies were hunting, fishing, enjoying nature, and competing in the Senior Olympics where he won many gold medals.

He is survived by his wife, Elaine, Fargo; his son, Damian, Fargo; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his children, Courtney Cihak and Keith Cihak; and his brothers and sisters: Gladys Boltz, Albin Cihak, Lawrence Cihak, Geraldine O’Donell, Jeanette Cihak, Bernard Cihak, Marilyn Gillespie, and Julette Haugrud.

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  1. I remember growing up feeling safe at home even when my dad was away working for ma Bell because Adrian was just a few doors down. the world is a lesser place without him in it and the church lost a great worker.

  2. Mrs. Cihak, I am so sorry for your loss. I have find memories of you and your husband from my time at St. Mary’s. I hope your memories give you comfort.

  3. west fargo ndI did not know Mr Cihak but my daughter is the little girl in the photo,
    I am sure this caring and kind man will be missed by many. His kind and caring way will be remembered by us for ever
    Tina”s Mom

  4. Maple Grove MN
    Dear Cihak family,

    My brother Paul and I were talking last night about how Adrian always stopped by our family home on Christmas Day to say hello. He was inevitably working the holiday, but was never too busy for a brief visit. He was a kind soul and ever a gentleman. May he rest in God’s eternal peace with his dear sons.

  5. Pelican Rapids MN
    Mrs. Cihak & Damian,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Your family has been through so much. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. Pelican Rapids MN
    Mrs. Cihak and Damian,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Your family has been through so much. Just know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  7. I loved working for Adrian as a police officer in Fargo. He was such a good man and a wonderful sergeant. He truly lived the motto “to serve and protect” He will be missed!!

  8. west fargo ndmy thoughts and prayers go out to the family of this caring and kind man.
    I am the mother of the little girl he helped in the wheelchair many years ago.
    his caring and kindness will be remembered by us forever.
    Tina’s mom

  9. Fargo ND
    Mrs. Cihak, I am so sorry to learn of your loss. I didn’t know your husband, but I remember you very fondly from St. Mary’s when I was a student there. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  10. Courtney,

    I am sorry to hear of the death of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Gary Fischer

  11. Fargo ND
    Elaine, my deepest sympathy for your loss. I will forever remember Adrian’s cheerful greeting every time I came to visit Mom at the Evergreen’s. I will always remember your patience, love, & care for Adrian during a very difficult time. Prayers for peace and comfort.

  12. Baxter Minnesota
    Elaine an Son

    So sorry for the loss of Adrian, He was a good and kind man . You are in my thoughts and prayer’s.

  13. I am truly sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. May you find comfort in Gods promise to soon “swallow up death forever” and to “wipe away the tears from all our faces” (Isaiah 25:8)

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