Gene R. ‘Buzzard’ Nuchell

Dec. 3, 1942 – May 17, 2012

Gene R. "Buzzard" Nuchell, 69, of the Town of East Troy, passed away at home Thursday, May 17, 2012. He was born in Rochester on Dec. 3, 1942, son of the late Charles and Rosa (nee Dobson) Nuchell.

He was a graduate of the Rochester Ag School. He married Sharon Ann Pierce on Nov. 14, 1964, in Fort Atkinson. The couple have lived in the same home in East Troy since 1972. Gene was an auto body technician for almost 50 years.

He loved to hunt, fish and bow hunt. He was an avid member of the former Mukwonago Bow Hunters Club, Ducks Unlimited and the National Rifle Association. In his earlier years, he enjoyed spending time watching truck and tractor pulls.

He is survived by his loving wife, Sharon; three children, Richard (Karen) of Burlington, Michael (Darla) and Cheri Nuchell of East Troy; three grandchildren, Allen, Johnathan and Nathan; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two children, Charmaine and Christopher.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Monday, May 21, at Mealy Funeral Home, 225 W. Main St., Waterford, with a service at 7 p.m. Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, at Rochester Cemetery.

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