In Memoriam : Nikolai Mizyniouk

Nikolai Mizyniouk Nikolai Mizyniouk - age: 66
(April 05, 1953 to January 01, 2020 )
Resident of Chicago, Illinois

Visitation Information:
Visitation Tuesday, January 7th from 6pm until the time of service at 7 pm at

Benson Family Funeral Home
3224 W. Montrose Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618


Nativity of the Blessed Virgin

Nikolai Mizyniouk was born April 5th, 1953 in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine.

As a youth he did many of the typical things a young man enjoyed doing at that time; picking mushrooms, playing soccer, and camping out. As an adult he loved to entertain family and friends during parties and cookouts.

In July of 1968 he completed his high school education and later that year enrolled in the Rohatynskyj Veterinary Technical School in March 1968 and finished in 1972.

He served in the army from 1972 thru 1974. In September, 1975 he attended the Agricultural Institute of Lviv. That year he also married Paraskoviya Verezak and they went on to have four children: Maria, Ivan, Halyna, and Ulyana.

Nikolai was a part of the collective farm system of the Soviet Union and practiced for a year starting in 1976. For the next ten years Nikolai worked in the collective farm system as a zootechnics supervisor who specialized in the care of farm animals.

Nickolai wanted to provide more for his family, so he migrated to the city of Chicago, in the United States of America in 1992. America was made better for it. Nikolai paved the way for the migration of his youngest daughter Ulyana to the US in 2003 and Halyna in 2007. He was also instrumental in helping many others to migrate to the US where some have established successful careers and businesses. He continued to support his hometown church and soccer teams. He never forgot his roots and those he loved and cared for – that was his singular purpose for living.

Nikolai worked as a machine operator for the Nylok company for over 7 years. Afterwards, he worked for a number of private construction and janitorial service companies, sometimes holding multiple jobs working day and night to provide for himself, his daughters, and the extended family he loved so much back home in Ukraine.

Nikolai is survived by: Paraskoviya, wife and lifelong partner, daughters Maria, Halyna, and Ulyana, a son, Ivan and seven grandchildren. He will be returning home to Ukraine to be buried, close to God and those he cherished so much. He will sincerely be missed.

The Mizyniouk family wishes to express gratitude for the many expressions of kindness and condolences extended to us. Warm expressions of your love and support have blessed out hearts and uplifted our spirits. May God’s richest blessings be with you always.

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