In Memory of



Obituary for Walter Miskiw

Our beloved Walter passed peacefully from this life into the arms of Jesus and Mary on November 23rd, 2021 of natural causes. We are so blessed and grateful to God for giving him to us.

Walter, born in 1929 in Vyshnivchyk, Ukraine, grew up near a small village halfway between Lviv and Ternopil. An only child growing up on a farm with his parents, his favorite pastime was along the creeks of his own backyard where he taught himself how to fish and make his own tackle by hand. His simple youth ended abruptly when he was torn from his family during World War II for almost a year. Once liberated, he reunited with his family shortly after and began a new life as a tailor apprentice. At the age of 21, he was fortunate to have a sponsor (Bohdan Hudyma) that brought him to America where he began a new life in New York City and enjoyed his bachelor life for the next 18 years. He was dedicated to his craft and quickly became recognized for his quality workmanship and became a highly respected tailor. At 35 he met Janina and after many years of city life together, they moved to the Land of 10,000 lakes, a fisherman’s dream. Settling in Fridley, they fulfilled the American Dream and enjoyed a fine life building a family and raising their son Stanley. In addition, Walter enjoyed his nearly 40-year career at Dayton’s where he served exclusive clients and won many awards for his fine craftsmanship.

In his mind, he always said he felt around 30 years old, but his body eventually wore out. Walter was a very kind and gentle soul, soft spoken, always extremely well dressed and had an eye for quality. And always carried himself as such a gentleman. He will be deeply missed and remembered.

Walter, age 92, of Fridley. Survived by loving wife of 58 years: Janina, son: Stanley (Kami) Miskiw his grandchildren: Kiefer and Kyra, Uncle: Teresa and Peter, Godchild (Andrij Hudyma), extended family, and friends.

Please join our family in prayer, as we celebrate the life of our dear husband, father, and grandfather.

In lieu of flowers, funeral donations would be greatly appreciated.