Margaret Ann “Marti” Cieslik

Margaret Ann “Marti” Cieslik

September 25, 1967 – October 21, 2022

VISITATION: Friday, November 4th from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at the West Center Chapel.

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Saturday, November 5th at 10am, St. Cecilia Cathedral.  Interment with Military Honors, Resurrection Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family for the benefit of her son, James “Jimmy” Mendick.  Services will be live streamed.


Marti Cieslik passed away October 21, 2022 in her Bellevue, Nebraska home.  She was 55.

She is preceded in death by grandparents: Floyd and Helen Cieslik, and Patrick and Mabel Riordan; niece, Kate Lambert; and brother-in-law, Stuart Harms.

She is survived by her son, James “Jimmy” Mendick; parents, Robert and Mary Jo Cieslik; siblings: Jennifer Harms, Sheila Cieslik, Patricia Lambert (Kent), Jeffrey Cieslik (Didem), Patrick Cieslik (Cheryl), and Catherine Zwintscher (Nathan); nieces and nephews: Helena Cieslik, Troy Cieslik, Caeden Cieslik, Caleigh Cieslik, Austin Robert, Eric Lambert, Evan Lambert, Isabel Zwintscher, Anna Zwintscher; and many other family members and friends.

Marti was born on September 25, 1967 in Vallejo, California. She grew up in Omaha, Nebraska attending St. Margaret Mary and Mary Our Queen Catholic schools and Westside High School.  She served in the Air National Guard and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at the University of Nebraska.  As a Professional Engineer (P.E.), she began her career at the Army Corps of Engineers – Omaha before starting her own engineering company, AEW Engineering.  At the time of her death, she held the position of environmental engineer at The Department of Interior, National Park Service – Omaha.

Marti will be remembered by her loved ones as a kind and generous soul that loved people, animals and nature. She was very athletic in her younger days and excelled at soccer.  She loved the Colorado mountains and took many ski trips to Steamboat with her son.  She was an excellent cook, and her lakefront home was a gathering place at birthdays and holidays for friends and family.  She had an infectious laugh, was inclusive, and never met a stranger. She left this world far too soon and will be missed dearly.



  • Laura Stephens Posted October 31, 2022 9:14 am

    My condolences, love and prayers to the family.

  • Mike Burns Posted October 31, 2022 9:54 am

    Marti and I were classmates at MOQ. I haven’t seen or talked with her since our days in undergrad (she found her way down to Creighton for some fun times when we were freshman!). I heard the news of her passing this morning and was immediately saddened. We had a pretty tight 8th grade class at MOQ and Marti was as friendly and I lively as any of our classmates. I’ll always have very fond and positive feelings about her. Very sorry to hear of her passing and my sincere condolences to Marti’s folks, Mr. and Mrs. Cieslik, and the rest of Marti’s family. May the perpetual light shine upon her always! Mike Burns

  • Steve Graf Posted November 1, 2022 3:22 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Marti’s passing. I was fortunate to work with her a short time at the Corps. She will be remembered as a special individual. My condolences to her family! Steve Graf

  • Margo/Chuck Harms Posted November 2, 2022 10:44 am

    The Harms family sends our love to all Marti’s family and friends at this tough time. May she be among the angels now resting peacefully and her memory bring smiles to all of you.

  • Thomas Carter Posted November 4, 2022 2:30 am

    I’m so sorry to hear this! Marti always had a smile on her face, high school would’ve never been the same without her!

  • Chris Andrews Parra Posted November 4, 2022 1:53 pm

    I am so very profoundly sorry to hear this sad news. I also grew up in Prairie Lane, and went to MOQ with Marti. I have so many wonderful memories of her, her infectious smile, laugh, caring personality and spirit. My most sincere condolences to her son, family, and friends. I will be holding all of you close in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Thomas O’Hara Posted November 4, 2022 3:16 pm

    Marti and I started at the Omaha District within a year of each other and both worked in Design Branch. She was a huge help advising me setting up my Construction Tour and a friend for many years. Her spirit and enthusiasm for life and helping others was inspiring. Taken way too soon. Thoughts and prayers to her family during this unexpected time.

  • Apostol Family Posted November 4, 2022 3:35 pm

    We are sorry to learn Marti has passed. Love and condolences to the Cuesliks and to all Marti’s family & friends <3

  • Kari Hulac Posted November 5, 2022 6:15 am

    I met Marti through Jennifer Mac. and Inclusive is the right word. Marti had a way of leaning in to lively conversations and engaging you and challenging you and showing caring with every bit of herself, making time with her always warm and fun. I am so so sorry you lost her too soon.

  • Kari Hulac Posted November 5, 2022 6:16 am

    I met Marti through Jennifer Mac. and Inclusive is the right word. Marti had a way of leaning in to lively conversations and engaging you and challenging you and showing caring with every bit of herself, making time with her always warm and fun. I am so so sorry you lost her too soon.

  • Mike Boscardin Posted November 5, 2022 6:18 am

    Our condolences to your family. We are saddened by this tragedy. I’ll always remember Marty as the fun older sister who didn’t have many filters which was super cool in a big sister. She always seemed happy and the life of the gathering. She’s gone way too early. The entire Cieslik family is in our prayers.
    Mike, Lilliana, Aranza, and Adeline

  • John Burke Posted November 5, 2022 9:22 am

    I’m so sorry about your loss. My deepest condolences.

  • Mike Boscardin Posted November 5, 2022 1:36 pm

    Our deepest condolences go out to you. We were very saddened to hear about this tragedy. All of the Cieslik kids are like my siblings and Marti was a fun big sister to me. I will always remember Marti for her sense of humor and warmth. She will be missed but she made a positive impact on those around her.

    The Cieslik family will be in our prayers.

    Mike, Lilliana, Aranza, and Adeline

  • Wendi Rowe Posted November 7, 2022 5:41 pm

    Marti will be so missed. She and I had a bond because of our height and shoe size(11 narrow). We actually exchanged shoes through the mail! She always made us laugh and was so great about checking in with me after Steve died.
    My prayers are with you all, but especially Jimmy.

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