Nick Bagles

A memorial service was held Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mequon for Nick Bagles, 56, of Tomahawk, who died unexpectedly at his home on Monday, Aug. 28, 2006. He was laid to rest at Union Cemetery in Port Washington beside his infant son.

Nick was born Jan. 28, 1950 in Milwaukee to the late Anthony Bagles and Georgia (Chiburis) Nuedling. While at Washington High School he met the love of his life, Barbara Thompson. The two graduated in 1969 and wed in 1970.

Nick served in the U.S. Army from 1971-73. After being discharged he became a concrete finisher for James Cape & Sons. He also worked as a carpenter during the winter months. Nick built several homes for his family and at the time of his death was undergoing a major renovation on his home.

Nick and Barb raised their family just north of Milwaukee and relocated to the northwoods in 2003. Moving to "the lake" was Nick’s dream and he enjoyed the tranquility of lake living.

In addition to carpentry and boating, Nick was especially talented as a cook. He enjoyed cooking for his family and visitors. No one left hungry and every meal was served with love.

Nick’s survivors include his beloved wife of 36 years, Barbara; daughter Nichol (Rodney) Kreger; son Joshua; cherished (and spoiled) granddaughters Hailey, Abby and Kelly Kreger; mother Georgia Nuedling; four sisters; one brother; and many dear friends.

Nick was preceded in death by his father Anthony Bagles, in-laws Dennis and Bernadette Thompson; dear friend Lillian Surovick; and an infant son, Travis.