Dominic Antinozzi, age 28, of Cambridge died January 23, 2019 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, February 2nd at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 19001 Jackson Street NE, in East Bethel. A memorial visitation will be held from 4:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. Friday, February 1st at Strike Life Tributes, 720 1st Ave E, in Cambridge, and also one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.
Dominic was born in Coon Rapids, MN, and graduated from Barnum High School. He was a beautiful, outgoing, fearless child. As a young boy, Dominic had boundless energy and was constantly laughing and testing his boundaries. So, when he became quiet we knew we had better check up on him. He loved meeting new people and would talk to anyone who would lend him an ear. He also loved animals, and he had quite the menagerie by the time he was ten.
Dominic was extremely well mannered and was a good student, a pleasure to have in class; it was always the first thing his teachers said at conference time. He was outgoing with a wonderful sense of humor, and he was well liked by all. He was also tremendously strong and determined to live his life on his own terms. Three months before graduating high school, Dominic came out and told us something we had long suspected. He did so with grace and dignity, well beyond his years. Few of us can imagine the courage that took for a young man in a very small town. He was our rainbow, soaring high above the dark clouds, asking nothing more than to be accepted. As parents, we couldn’t have been more proud of him, and as a family, we supported him however we could.
Dominic began working as soon as he was able. He worked in banking, but what he enjoyed most was working as a server and bartender. His captivating smile, impeccable manners, and pleasant disposition served him well as he served others. He will be greatly missed by everyone who truly knew him. He loved his family and friends, and would do anything to take care of those who took care of him. He enjoyed the outdoors, socializing, gaming online, playing Pokemon Go, movies, especially comedies, and loved the TV series, Desperate Housewives.
Dominic was an amazing young man, gone from this world far too soon. On December 15th 2018, he was admitted to the hospital where he would spend the next 39 days in the ICU, fighting for his life. He fought bravely, but passed away peacefully on the morning of January 23rd, surrounded by his family.
Dominic was preceded in death by his sister, Gina, and his grandfather, Jerry Antinozzi, and his cousin, Tisha Sandvig Kirkendall. He is survived by his beloved dog, Sophie, partner, Nate Equis, loving parents, Karman (Sandvig) and Nick Antinozzi, his brother, Justin (Jeanine) and sister, Kortni Hohenstein (Wade) and his grandmothers, Arliss Crandall and Darlene Antinozzi. He is also survived by his many cousins, aunts and uncles, nephews, nieces, and incredible, fabulous friends.