Elaine Cihak, 92, of Fargo, died Monday, May 16, 2022, in Eccumen Evergreens of Moorhead. Elaine was born August 9, 1929, to Moritz J. and Agnes (Kluck) Schwinden. Elaine attended St. Mary’s grade School and Sacred Heart Academy. During high school she worked at S. S. Kresge. After high school she worked for Concrete Sectional Culvert Company. She married Adrian D. Cihak on June 15, 1957, while employed at N.W. Savings and Loan. Adrian passed away on October 1, 2014, they were married 57 years. From this marriage there was 3 boys born, Courtney, Damian, and Keith. Elaine is survived by her son, Damian, Fargo, grandson, Dennis, Fargo. She is preceded in death by her, husband, Adrian, sons, Courtney and Keith, and grandson, Nick. The funeral will be held on Friday, May 20, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. with visitation starting at 9:00 a.m., at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Fargo. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery North, Fargo.

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  1. Damian and Dennis,
    We are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    May all your happy memories help you through this very difficult time.

  2. Elaine was such a sweet person and had a wonderful smile. I loved stopping by the office at St Mary’s grade school to chat with her when I was a kid!

  3. Fond childhood memories of Mrs. Cihak while she was St. Mary’s elementary school secretary.
    Around the 7th grade year, I remember our class made a huge surprise birthday poster for her son, Courtney. I believe, she was going to hang it on the garage door.

  4. Very sorry to hear of Elaine’s death. I worked with Adrian seemingly forever at the Fargo PD and got to know Elaine pretty well. What a great lady she was and what a wonderful team the two of them were. They were both so well loved and admired and respected. Them not being around anymore is a big loss for the community. My sympathy to the family. GOD bless.

  5. Damian, I am so sorry for you loss. we will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers during this very trying time.

  6. The Cihak family lived across the alley from us for many years – until Elaine entered the nursing home. She was a very sweet and lovey lady with a smile that would brighten up a room. Her work at St Mary’s School was a great asset to all involved with the school.
    Damian and Dennis I am truly sorry for your loss. My heart and prayers go out to you.

  7. My thoughts and prayers are with you Damian at this sad time! You and your family lived across the
    street from our family. Such a good neighbor too!You boys had so much fun together. Have missed
    seeing you many times! Love to you! Your mother’s family was close to me too.!

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