Niezgocki, Russell Albert of Maplewood MN, 93, passed away peacefully on February 5, 2021. Born on March 20, 1927, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary, his parents Albert and Hannah Niezgocki, and 5 siblings. He is survived by his big family he dearly loved: sister, Donna; and children: Gene, Dan, Bev (John), Harry (Mary), Jeff (Cindy), Marv (Char), and Connie (Kevin). He was so incredibly proud of all of his 13 grandchildren and 17 (plus one on the way) great-grandchildren. Russ was a WWII Veteran and he loved to share his Navy stories. He lived life the way most of us would like to live – full of energy, health, thankfulness, and love toward his family. He was admired and loved by many beyond his family – including neighbors and many North St. Paul friends. A celebration of his life will be planned later in the year when we can all safely celebrate together and share special memories.