Nicholas "Nick" Kenneth Wurzel

August 24, 1968 ~ September 27, 2021 (age 53)


Nick Wurzel, 53, died September 27, 2021, in Middleton, WI. He was born August 24, 1968, to Jacob and Florence (“Billie”) Wurzel in Duluth, MN.

                Nick graduated from Duluth East High School, class of 1986.  Following high school, he attended Lawrence University in Appleton, WI, and began his work in the theater industry. He traveled the country working with theater productions in lighting and sets, settling in the Madison area working for the company ETC by Design for over 20 years.

                Nick married Jessie Dunham in 1997 and settled in Waunakee, WI. This is where they raised their family. Nick enjoyed being with his children as they grew and teaching them new skills, including building cardboard houses, cooking, and games that would leave the kids laughing hysterically. He took pride in his children’s accomplishments and loved to treat his family to fun filled vacations. He worked hard to give his family a great life.

                He is preceded in death by his parents Jacob and Florence Wurzel; maternal grandparents Francis (“Frank”) and Florence Finch of Pengilly, MN; and paternal grandparents Kenneth and Coral Wurzel of Clearwater, FL.

                He is survived by his children, Emily and Alex Wurzel of Waunakee; former spouse Jessie Wurzel of Waunakee; brother Christopher Wurzel (Cynthia Suen), Potomac, MD; niece, Sonia Wurzel, Arlington, VA; nephew, Mark Wurzel, Toronto, Canada; aunt Bonnie (Roy) Holmes, Grand Rapids, MN; cousins, Allison (Bryan) Remer, St. Cloud, MN and Stephanie (Jay) Pierzina, Chisholm, MN; godparents Bill and Jan Hilliard, Duluth, MN; and extended family and friends.

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