Please remember in your prayers University of St. Thomas employee Nicholas Honigschmidt, 46, who died Sunday, Aug. 14.
Honigschmidt, of Minneapolis, graduated from St. Thomas in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. He later received his master’s from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.
Honigschmidt had been stockroom manager for St. Thomas’ Chemistry Department for the past three years. He previously had worked 14 years as a chemist for Eli Lilly and Co.
Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 22, at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas. Father Patrick Tobin, O.P., of the Center for Ministry and the Chemistry Department, celebrated the Mass.
Honigschmidt is survived by his wife, Gina; a son, Ike; mother, Judy Honigschmidt; and sisters, Valerie-Jo Honigschmidt and Elizabeth Ostapowycz. He was preceded in death by his father, Ken.
Members of the St. Thomas community who would like support or assistance in dealing with Nick’s death are welcome to contact the Center for Ministry, (651) 962-6560, or Counseling and Psychological Services, (651) 962-6780.