MARQUETTE, Mich. - Vincent F. "Chic" Chiconsky, 78, of Marquette, died Thursday evening, February 21, 2013, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette in the comfort of his family and under the care of Lake Superior Hospice.
Chic was born on May 6, 1934 in Marquette, a son of the late Vitalus and Alfreda (Johnson) Chiconsky and was a lifelong area resident.
Chic was a 1952 graduate of Bishop Baraga High School. After graduation he joined the United States Navy where he proudly served his county during the Korean Conflict.
Vincent F. Chiconsky
On February 26, 1960, Chic married the former Sue Anne Greene at St Michael's Catholic Church in Marquette.
He was employed by the City of Marquette in the Wastewater Treatment Plant for 41 years, retiring in 1997.
Chic was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church where he sang in the church choir for 20 years and also belonged to American Legion Post #44 in Marquette. In his free time he loved to fish, hunt and work in his garden.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sue Anne Chiconsky of Marquette; five children, Chris (Jeff) Van Abel, Dan (Melanie) Chiconsky, Kay Benson and Jean (Bob) Davis, all of Marquette, and Debbie (Bill) Jones of Waldo, WI; one brother, George Chiconsky of Marquette; 13 grandchildren, Jaime (Shawn) Sheldon, Cassie Van Abel, Conrad Esslin, Dustin (Lindsay) Esslin, Shane (Tessa) Dagenais, Jackie (John) Mielke, Hannah (Ryan) Lubinski, Danielle (Charlie Bull inger) Benson, Kathy (Anthony) Whitted, Allie (Jason) St.John, Lee Burkman, Ashley (Jeff Lensink) Burkman, and Sean Jones; 8 great-grandchildren, Brody, Brynn, Ella, Easton, Preston, Alyssa, Alexis, and David. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death besides his parents was a brother, Lawrence Chiconsky.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 12 noon in St. Michael Catholic Church with the Rev. Larry Van Damme officiating. Chic's family will greet relatives and friends from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass in the church on Monday.
Pallbearers will be Shane Dagenais, Lee Burkman, Sean Jones, Jeff Van Abel, Stuart Parsons, Bob Davis, Bill Jones, and Joe Levandosky.
Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy are kindly asked to consider, St. Michael Catholic Church Memorial Fund, UPAWS or the Lake Superior Hospice Association.
The Chiconsky family would like to thank the staff at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans and the caregivers of Lake Superior Hospice for their wonderful care.
The Canale-Tonella Funeral Home is assisting the family where memories may be shared at www.canalefuneral.com.