FRED CIANNI, JR.Fred Cianni, Jr. 77, a lifelong resident of Chisholm died unexpectedly, Sunday Nov. 24, 2013
Fred Cianni, Jr., 77, a lifelong resident of Chisholm died unexpectedly, Sunday Nov. 24, 2013 in his home.
He was born Aug. 26, 1936 in Chisholm, the son of Federico and Emma Cianni.
He was a 1954 graduate of Chisholm High School. Fred served his country in the United States Army, and on Aug. 1, 1959 he married Vivian Hendrickson in St. Joseph's Church in Chisholm. Fred was employed as labor foreman for Reintjes Company, past president and life member of the International Labor Union Local No. 1097 AFL-CIO, owned and operated the Ring Neck Shooting Preserve pheasant farm and was a bough buyer for Evergreen Industries. He loved gardening and tending to his lawn. Fred was also an avid hunter and fisherman, he loved to cook and make porkettas, was a coin collector and a "picker" of antiques. He enjoyed his coffee shop gang at the bakery, and was fortunate to spend time in his homeland, Italy.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his son: Frederick Allen; siblings: Dino, Umberto "Babe", and Nick; and granddaughter: Christina Nicole Cianni.
Fred is survived by his wife of 54 years, Vivian; sons, Theodore Cianni and Edward Cianni of Chisholm, and Joseph (Kristi) Cianni of Dickinson, N.D.; grandchildren, Tiffany (Shane) O'Neil, Chad, Mickaela, Jade, and Shane Cianni; great-grandchildren, Dylan, Ava, Shiloh, and Shabrea; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
VISITATION: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 in the Anderson-Daniels Funeral Home in Hibbing. Visitation will continue Saturday, Nov. 30, from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Chisholm. Fr. Fred Method will celebrate the Mass. Interment will follow at the Chisholm Cemetery.
Family services provided by Anderson-Daniels, a Bauman Family Funeral Home in Hibbing. To leave a remembrance of Fred on-line, please see www.baumanfuneralhome.com
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