Nicholas Lyle Garshelis
1979 ~ 2013
Nicholas Lyle Garshelis, age 33 of Meridian, Idaho and formerly of Charleston, passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2013 in Idaho. Visitation will be held today, Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Adams Funeral Chapel in Charleston. Funeral Services honoring and celebrating his life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at the funeral chapel. Burial will follow in Roselawn Cemetery, Charleston. It is requested that thoughtful donations in his honor be made to the Bella and Athens Education Fund. Gifts may be left on the memorial table at the visitation or service or may be mailed to Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Dr., Charleston, IL 61920.
Nick was born on October 1, 1979 in Urbana, Illinois, a son of Renshaw and Jennifer (Best) Garshelis. He was married to Carmen (Marcantel) Garshelis and they were blessed with two children, Isabella (age 12) and Athens (age 7), both of Meridian. In addition to his children, also surviving are his parents, Renny and Jenny Garshelis of Charleston; a grandmother, Shirley Best of Marion, Illinois; aunts and uncles, Cindy (Gary) Trout of Johnston City, Illinois and Jerry (Judy) Garshelis of Hamilton, Ohio; and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Benjamin and Betty Garshelis and John Best; great-grandparents, Lyle and Ruth Berry; an aunt, Joyce Marqueson; and his brother, Jerry Garshelis.
Nick attended Charleston schools and furthered his education at Boise State University. While at Boise State he was the recipient of the Academic Achievement Award through the Geology Department. Nick was employed with the American CUMO Corporation where he was Head Professional Geologist and Project Manager. He loved his chosen career and through his job and company was given the opportunity to travel throughout the Western United States delivering geological presentations and speeches to various companies and universities. Nick was a member of the Economic Geological Society and most recently attained certification as an Idaho Certified Professional Geologist.
Nick loved the outdoors, was especially fond of animals and enjoyed sharing with his children his profound appreciation of nature. He enjoyed the excitement and anticipation that went along with traveling and exploring new places; and camping, often times with family and friends, was one of his favorite things to do. His interests were diverse as he also liked snow skiing, fishing, was a huge Tampa Bay baseball fan and enjoyed listening to his favorite band - Widespread Panic.
Nick was a loving son, a devoted father to Bella and Athens, and developed and maintained many enduring friendships. He will truly be missed by his family and many friends who will always treasure their many fond memories.
Nick's memorial website is available at www.adamsfuneralchapel.com where condolences may be sent to the family by clicking on obituaries.
Adams Funeral Chapel - Charleston
2330 SHAWNEE DR CHARLESTON, IL 61920
Published in Idaho Statesman from Sept. 25 to Sept. 28, 2013