Nicholas A. ‘Nick’ Wilcox
Nicholas A. “Nick” Wilcox of Milwaukee, after a long search, finally found peace on Thursday, March 28, 2013, at the age of 24 years.
Nick was a wonderful young man. He was a loving son - quick to say “I love you” and bend down to give you a hug while trying to pick you up. He was a caring, fun-loving jokester of a brother. Nick was the youngest in the family, but was always protective of his older sisters. Being a devoted grandson, he was always there to lend a helping hand. Nick was admired by his nieces and nephews; they knew they could always have some fun with him, and he was a loving boyfriend to Kelly McGonagil.
Nick was a responsible, motivated young man, and he wanted to make a difference and help people. Nick completed an associate degree at Waukesha County Technical College in criminal justice and was continuing to study at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, working toward a career in law enforcement. He worked and attended school full time while supporting himself completely. Nick was an avid Packers and Brewers fan. He enjoyed playing sports, including, golf, baseball and volleyball, as well as going fishing. Nick wasn’t waiting for his life to start - instead he was enjoying every step. His infectious smile, the twinkle in his eye, and his quick laugh were all signs that Nick loved life. Most of all, Nick will always be remembered for his compassionate heart.
Nick will be sadly missed by his parents, Nicholas R. (Barb) Wilcox and Darlene (Tony) (nee Meissner) Igl; sisters, Melinda Wilcox and Andrea Wilcox; stepbrothers, Dan, Mike and Ryan; stepsister, Michelle; paternal grandparents, Nancy and Al Wilcox; girlfriend, Kelly McGonagil; nephews, Jordan and Mason; and nieces, Ashleigh, Mackenzie, and Briella. Nick is further survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Darwin and Alice Meissner.
The visitation for Nick will be held from 10 a.m. until the 2 p.m. funeral service Saturday, April 6, at Westbrook Church, 1100 Highway 83, Hartland. The Rev. Mike Frans will be officiating. Burial will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at Lisbon Merton Union Cemetery (cemetery is located on the east side of Lake Five Road, north of Silver Spring Road (please meet at the cemetery).
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated and will be used to set up a scholarship in Nick’s name. Memorials can be made at ANY Associated Bank location - “For the Benefit of Nick A. Wilcox,” or mailed to 1456 Summit Ave., Oconomowoc, WI 53066.
Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com.