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.