Michael James Nidek
1965 - 2012
Michael James Nidek, 46, of Findlay, passed away at 12:58 a.m. Sunday, July 29, 2012, at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay. Mike was born on October 26, 1965, to Michael L. Nidek and Karen (Lammers) Nidek. Mike was a 20 year veteran of the Coast Guard having entered service on July 17, 1983, and retiring on August 1, 2003. He worked his way through school and graduated December 2009, from Bowling Green State University at the same time being employed at Great Scot and Findlay City Schools in security. He was currently studying for the priesthood at St. Mary's Seminary in Cincinnati. Mike was an avid Lake Erie fisherman, spending many hours on the Lake, with his dad, in the boat. Mike is survived by his parents: Michael L. and Karen (Lammers) Nidek; a sister, Kristina (John) Friese; nephews: Michael, Nathan and Sam Friese; uncles: David (Teresa) Lammers and Jeff Lammers; aunt, Judy (Jack) Adams and step-grandfather, Scott Fenimore. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 29, 2012, at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Bright Road. Burial will be in Van Horn Cemetery, Amanda Township, where full military rites will be conducted by the Hancock County Veteran's Memorial Squad. Visitation will be held from 2-4:00 and 6-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society and/or Cancer Patient Serivces. Online condolences may be made at www.coldrencrates.com.