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Nicholas Kormanik, 1950-2020



A prayer and military honors will be conducted for Nicholas Kormanik Jr on April 9, 2022 at 1 p.m. at the Masonic Cemetery in Las Cruces.

Nicholas was born in Las Cruces, New Mexico, to the late Nicholas and Laura (Beckett) Kormanik.  He proudly served 26 years in the U.S. Army and retired in 2001 at the rank of lieutenant colonel, shortly after a traumatic brain injury. 

He is survived by his daughters, Natasha Kormanik Beaman and Cecile (Kormanik) Carson; sons-in-law Adam Beaman and James Carson; grandchildren Bennett Carson, Alfred Beaman, and Grant Carson.  He is also survived by his sister Loretta (Kormanik) Hanft and her husband Rich; nieces Nicole (Hanft) Conant, and Richelle (Hanft) Godwin, and their husbands Jon Conant and Seth Godwin; great nephew Julian Conant; and great nieces Olivia and Fiona Godwin, along with many Beckett and Kormanik cousins.  He is preceded in death by his older brother, Mike Clarence Kormanik.  Nick was a loving and devoted father, brother, uncle, grandfather and friend to many.

His daughters will remember him most for his adventurous spirit, his love for country, and his ability to make everyone around him feel noticed and special.  From scuba diving in the Caribbean to whitewater rafting in West Virginia, Nick made a point to show his daughters firsthand how to live life to the fullest.  He was a man of many passions and loved to travel.  He was an advocate for the voiceless and emphasized to his daughters the importance of speaking up.