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“So, so sad to learn of Nicks passing. He was a treasured member of my New Smyrna Beach family. Always quick with a smile and an encouraging word. ...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: Catharine Middleton - Family

“A true gentleman who will be greatly missed at Sun Beach Club. ”
2 of 22 | Posted by: Linda Atkins Collingwood Ontario

“We are shocked and saddened by this news. Our thoughts are with Cheryl and with their family.We will miss Nick's positive outlook, his enthusiasm for...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Dennis and Pam Attwood - Toronto, ON

“So sad about Nick's passing. We met Nick every time we spent our vacation in New Smyrna Beach in the last three our four years. He was the first we...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Doris and Daniel Fichter

“Our deepest sympathies are with you in the loss of one very outspoken man, may he rest in peace. Condolences to the entire family. ”
5 of 22 | Posted by: Katharina Schwager - Sterling Hts, MI

“A dear and lovely man. Love you,Nick! ”
6 of 22 | Posted by: Judy Finn - Grosse Pointe Woods, MI

“A real big shock. We really got to know Nick and Cheryl in the past year and it would be hard to find a guy who cared more about other people than...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: Alexis and Dave Hamilton - FL

“Cheryl and Family...It is with tears in my eyes and such sadness in my heart that I write this message.Sunrise Sunset was a very unique place filled...Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: Carol Maruk - Clinton Twp, MI

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9 of 22 | Posted by: Maruk - Clinton twp, MI - Friend

“Cheryl and family: Marlie and I are so sorry for your loss - to hear that Nick passed. It was always a pleasure to meet him walking in the morning,...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: Steve and Marlie Rogers - FL

“To Cheryl and Nick's children, My thoughts and prayers are with you! I had the pleasure of bowling with Nick for many years. He always had a kind...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Kristie Kabacinski

“Cheryl and family,We were shocked to hear of Nick's passing, and our thoughts and prayers go out to you. We will miss his friendly smile and loved...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: Mary and David Lee - Washington, IL

“Cheryl,We are so sad to hear of Nick's passing. He was a such a nice man. Kathy and I have you and your family in our prayers. ”
13 of 22 | Posted by: James Osborne - New Smyrna Beach, FL

“I have so many great memories with Nick. Working with him at the Market Bar, Many vacations in Belle River, Hoy Tins, The SS Minnow , Sunrise Sunset...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Gary & Sue Huvaere - MI - Friend

“Nick was a super guy - longtime friend from his bar-owner days in Detroit's Eastern Market area...the River House...and later Harsen's Island.And so...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: Fred McEvoy - Dearborn Heights, MI

“My deepest sympathy to Cheryl and family on Nick's passing. There are so many wonderful memories from the times on the golf course and lively...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: Henry Krupa - New Castle, PA

“Cheryl and family, our hearts ache at the news of Nick's passing. He was always there with a cold bee and to unload our car when we arrived in NSB....Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: Karen & Tim Torrens London Canada

“Cheryl and family, our hearts ache at the news of Nicks passing. He was always there with a cold beer and to unload our car when we arrived at NSB....Read More »
18 of 22 | Posted by: Karen & Tim Torrens - Friend

“Hey just Cheryl and the family sorry for your loss I'm going to miss Nick and you Cheryl if you don't come back to visit us In nsb I know this is...Read More »
19 of 22 | Posted by: Renee Shannon - Nsb, FL - Friend

“Our deepest sympathy to Cheryl and the family. Nick and Theo enjoyed playing Cribbage together in New Smyrna Beach and Pat and Nick often compared...Read More »
20 of 22 | Posted by: Theo and Pat Willems - Friend

“To Cheryl and the entire family my deepest and most heartfelt condolences on your lose. Nick was a wonderful man and a good Golf buddy. He will truly...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: Daniel Faison - New Smyrna Beach, FL

“There are far too many wonderful memories of our dear friend and neighbor to write on here, so I will just share a few. Nick's laugh and easy going...Read More »
22 of 22 | Posted by: Louann Schachermeyer - MI


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Nicholas Matthew Bahnweg, age 77 of Harsens Island, died Friday, July 27, 2018 at Ascension St. John Hospital & Medical Center in Detroit. Nick was born August 2, 1940 in Molidorf, Yugoslavia, son of the late Joseph and the late Katherine (nee: Schuster) Bahnweg.

With a friendly face and that flashy smile, Nick warmed the doors of many familiar restaurants and markets throughout Detroit and its surrounding suburbs touting some of the finest seafood products for them to sell and serve. A fish salesman for over 30 years, Nick poured his heart and soul into bringing the best to the table for his clients, and their consumers, and was only stopped due to health challenges. He could have gone on another 30 years, if not for the need of attending to his health, but his marketing legacy certainly did. He made a plethora of wonderful friendships in his selling days, friendships that have lasted far beyond his career visits.

Since Nick was resigned to layin' low and not hitting the road each day, he and Cheryl decided they wanted to answer the call of a long-awaited dream,…and relocated to the Boater's Haven of Harsens Island. Nestled off the coast of the Michigan's eastern shore, and just south of Algonac, lies a stretch of land that houses a host of "Islander's" who adore their bit of seclusion, and the amenities that accompany the islands unique offerings. It was a lifestyle that Nick ate up, fell in love with, and wore like a warm and comfortable sweater. He already had a myriad of wonderful friends prior to moving on the island, but the morning walks he was so passionate about and faithful to opened up the doors to a host of new and exciting friendships and neighbors that made his island experience that much more special.

Many will also recall how Nick was passionate about his garden as well. Possessing a green thumb and the tender-loving-care of a consummate horticulturalist, Nick poured his heart into nurturing its growth and making it a thing of beauty for all to enjoy. And sometimes, exuding all of that knowledge and expertise can require a bit of "liquid encouragement,"…something he tapped into each day at 4 o'clock when sharing Happy Hour with his beloved, Cheryl. Yes, island life in Michigan was quite fun and invigorating for Nick,…right up to the point that the winter winds began to blow and he heard the summons from the Sunshine State to "come on down!" So down Nick & Cheryl went to their Snowbird Sanctuary in New Smyrna Beach, Florida to bask in the sun & fun on the eastern shore of nirvana. When the snow was pelting the Mitten, they could think of nowhere better to be than the Florida coastline, their winter home away from home.

Nick was a proud American who loved his country, loved his freedom, and stood tall for all the flag represented. He was also a dedicated husband, father and grandfather who cared deeply for family and enjoyed each memorable moment shared with those he loved. From home, to work, and the many walks of life in which he was known, Nick leaves behind a loving and happy legacy to the people who shared his journey and made it so worthwhile. He touched a multitude of hearts and souls along the way, and impacted many with his passion and zeal for life. He will be missed immensely and loved eternally.

Nick was the beloved husband of Cheryl. Treasured father of Nick (Christine) Bahnweg, Chris (Artie) Johnson, and Lara (Jonathan) Hayes. Loving grandfather of Nicole, Max, Riley, Natalie, Mason, and Jacob. Brother-in-law of Pamela Barns. Dearest uncle of Whitney (Rob) Starrs, and Godfather of Cheryl Ostin. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

A Memorial Service, in celebration of Nick's life, will be held at a later date. Please check back for updates.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Rd.) in Warren.

Please share memories of Nick at his guest book above.