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Nicholas R. Rhiel, 20

Nicholas Robert Rhiel, age 20, of Ellsworth, Wis., died Sunday, Aug. 10, at Regions Hospital, St. Paul, Minn., as a result of an auto accident.

Nick was born the son of Robert and Theresa (Bjork) Rhiel on Dec. 31, 1993, in Red Wing, Minn. He was a graduate of Ellsworth High School and was currently pursuing a college degree in criminal justice, following in the footsteps of many family members.

He was an avid hunter, who loved being with his friends, golfing and snowboarding. He also spent his summers landscaping.

Nick is survived by his parents, Bob and Teresa Rhiel; brother, Mitch (friend, Cassidy Beard) Rhiel; grandparents, Roger and Marilyn Bjork; aunts and uncles, Tammy (Troy) Hase, Tom (Angela) Bjork, and Barb Steenerson. He is further survived by other relatives and many friends.

Preceding him in death were his paternal grandparents, Bob and Pat Rhiel.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Nick will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at St. Francis Catholic Church, Ellsworth, Wis. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Ellsworth, Wis. Visitation will be at the church from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, and for one hour prior to the Mass on Friday.

Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ellsworth, Wis., is assisting the family with the arrangements.