Cichanowski, Ronald


Ronald L. Cichanowski, age 63, of Winona and formerly of Wabasha, died on Saturday, January 5, 2019, at Gunersen Health Systems in La Crosse. He was born on September 13, 1955, in Winona, the son of James and Marian (Jacob) Cichanowski. He attended Wabasha-Kellogg High School and then one year at Southeast Vo-Tech in Winona. Early in his working career he was an over-the-road truck driver. He then worked at the Altura Turkey Plant, and Boelter Industries and Walmart, both in Winona. He currently was employed at Benchmark Electronics in Winona.

Ron is survived by son, Jeremiah (Andrea) Freye, Bemidji, Minn.; two grandchildren, Amelia and Briella; siblings, Michael (Evelyn) Cichanowski, Orlando, Fla., Patricia (John) Mehren, Wabasha, Minn., Joan Cichanowski, Orlando, Fla., Karen J. Ireland, Roseville, Minn., Carol Cichanowski, Maplewood, Minn., and Paul Cichanowski, Now Then, Minn.; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Marian; and one brother, James.

A private service will be held at a later date. The Abbott Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of arrangements (


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