Now, more than ever, the world needs trustworthy reporting—but good journalism isn’t free. Please support us by making a contribution.
John B. “Nick” Nequette, 64, of Eau Claire, Wis., passed away at his home on Saturday, May 16, 2020, after an extended illness.
He was born to Lyman and Beverly (Magelund) Nequette on June 24, 1955, in Antigo. He attended Peace Lutheran Grade School in Antigo and then graduated from Antigo High School with the class of 1973. Following high school, he attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
John had a passion for cooking, and he worked for many years as the manager of The Peppermill within the Menard's training facility in Eau Claire. He earned an AB Food Certification, LLC, title during that time. In later years, he was a student driver instructor until he retired.
While his daughter Kathy was a student at Eau Claire Memorial High School, John served as a Bowling Administrator for the District 10 Bowling Club, stepping down from the position in 2010.
John enjoyed spending time with his family, grouse hunting with his beloved Brittany spaniel, Norton (“Norte”) and trout fishing.
In his later years, he was an avid bird watcher and photographer. He was especially fond of his cats, first “Buddy” and more recently “Coal” and “Copper.” He was an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers.
Above all else, he was a devoted husband and father, a wonderful son, a caring brother and a fine uncle, as well as being a great friend to the legion of loyal, caring people he attracted during the course of his life.
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Peggy (Steinmetz), whom he married in 1989; their daughter Kathy Nequette (Eau Claire); mother Beverly Nequette (Eau Claire); sister Deborah (Mitchell) Bent (Antigo); and nephews Craig Schroepfer (Burnsville, Minn.) and Tom (Elise) Schroepfer and their daughters Eva and Mila (Minneapolis, Minn.)
John will be missed so very much by his family and friends. Funeral services with a “Celebration of Life” for “Nick” will be held later in summer on July 18th at Chippewa Valley Celebration of Life Center, 1717 Devney Dr., Altoona, Wis., 54720.