Help increase screening and prevention for colon & rectal cancer.


In Loving Memory: Nick Korpi

In Loving Memory of Nick Korpi“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams”

~Eleanor Roosevelt

Survived by:
Deb Cieluch – Mom
Dan Korpi – Dad
Casey McNally – sister
Corey McNally – brother

Nick was diagnosed less than a month after his 30th birthday. He fought a very courageous and short battle with the disease. He was convinced he would beat it and continue to play softball and golf during his treatments.

Nick worked for a floor-heating manufacturer in Apple Valley, MN and was focusing on building a career with them by starting in quality assurance and working the warehouse logistics department. He wanted to become a trainer.

Nick was also in the Air Force stationed at Scott Air Force Base as a part of air mobility. He had a passion to work with the parish staff during church services. Nick was also a wonderful bowler with 24 perfect 300 games! He loved bowling. Nick was a very kind and caring person. Always willing to help a friend in need.

Nick’s dream was always to become a professional bowler. As sad as we are that Nick has passed on, the blessing is that his dream has now been fulfilled, and he is on God’s team bowling with all the legends! Simply put, God needed another bowler to complete his team in Heaven! So, every time you hear that thunder in the sky, smile, and remember Nick, as he is probably bowling another 300 game!

Join the discussion 2 Comments

  • Melinda says:

    Thank you for sharing the story of your son and brother.

  • Ann says:

    I also lost my 30 year old son to colorectal cancer. Robert, like Nick, fought a very courages but short battle. Robert was diagnosed on 7/2/2013 with stage 4 that had spread to his liver, lungs and back and passed on 9/5/2013. I miss Robert everyday, but I know he is in Heaven watching over us and if he’s bowling with Nick, I’m sure they are laughing at Roberts gutter balls.

Leave a Reply