Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Nic Curtis Counsell
June 10, 1934 - August 7, 2016 (Age 82)
Ixonia, WI
Service: August 13, 2016
Nic Curtis Counsell
Nic Curtis Counsell, age 82, of Ixonia, was called to his eternal rest on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at his home with family by his side.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Pat (nee Koeppler) Counsell; daughter, Kim (Joseph) Krueger; granddaughter, Karah (Fred) Pugh; great-granddaughters, Kennedy Pat and Kressa Preslee Pugh; grandson, Nic (Dana) Streich; great-granddaughters, Hannah Mae and Addison Rose Streich; granddaughter, Kailey-Jo (Dustin) Gruling; great-granddaughter, Katie Scarlett Hanus-Krueger and great-grandson, Jack Joseph Gruling; grandson, Clint (Rachel Ragan) Krueger; daughter, Kathy Lynn Counsell who preceded him in death on July 12, 1994; granddaughter, Karissa (Tyler) Kangas; great-grandson, Kade Crispin Kangas; daughter, Karla (Brian) Christian; grandson, Blayne (Jessica) Essmann; great-granddaughters, Brynn Leighann and Olivia Grey Essmann; granddaughter, Kandice Essmann; great-granddaughter, Kaylin Grace Essmann; grandson, Troy Essmann; granddaughter, Kenzie Essmann as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Nic was born in Mapleton on June 10, 1934 to A. Earl and Louise (nee Tesky) Counsell. He was baptized on September 3, 1943 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Merton. He attended Mapleton Grade School. Nic was confirmed on March 21, 1948 at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church of Oconomowoc. He graduated from Oconomowoc Senior High School on June 5, 1952. On Saturday, July 9, 1955, he was united in marriage to Pat at the Watertown Moravian Church by Rev. Victor L. Thomas. Nic was a member of Ebenezer Moravian Church in Watertown.
In 1955, Nic started his first business, a can milk route picking up milk at local farms and delivering to Pabst Farms in Oconomowoc. After two years, the industry changed and he started a bulk milk route. He ran bulk milk to Pabst Farms for twenty years. Nic then went to work at Wis Pak in Watertown, driving semi for seven years before becoming an owner operator of Nic Counsell Trucking, putting semis on at Wis Pak. His semis and business with Wis Pak was truly his pride and passion. He retired in February of 2012.
Nic loved NASCAR and attending the Indy 500 and Brick Yard 400 races. He had a passion for all kinds of racing including go-carts, midgets and snowmobiles. Nic had a true love of the Green Bay Packers.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Ebenezer Moravian Church, N8095 High Rd Watertown WI, with Rev. Sanette Francis officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Hafemeister Funeral Home and at the church on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. A private family burial will be held at Glenview Memorial Gardens in Ixonia at a later date. Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
Nic was preceded in death by his daughter, Kathy Lynn Counsell; his parents, A. Earl and Louise Counsell; his father and mother-in-law, Leo and Eliza Koeppler; his brother and sister-in-law, Vernon and Charlotte Counsell; his sister and brother-in-law, Mardene and Dean Luck; sister-in-law, Fran Jolly and nephews, Charles and Glenn Counsell.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Ebenezer Moravian Church, Ixonia Volunteer Fire Department, Ixonia Food Pantry or the charity of one’s choice.
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