Nicholas F.A. Levenhagen, 81

Nicholas F.A. Levenhagen of King, formerly of Mequon, 81, passed away on Nov. 26, 2010, at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King.
Born on June 2, 1929, in Neenah, Nicholas was the son of Nicklaus and Euphemia (Roder) Levenhagen. He married Alice J. Mathey on July 25, 1953, in Medford.

Nicholas is survived by his wife, Alice; son, Michael (Rowan) Levenhagen of N. Fort Myers, Fla.; daughters, Laura (Pat) Stack of Baraboo and Kathleen (Steve) Sewell-Jensen of Pewaukee; grandchildren, Eric (Jenny), Nick, Christie and John Levenhagen, Nick and Charlie Stack and Grayson and Jackson Sewell; step-grandchildren, Sydney and Max Jensen; and a sister, Helen Born of Apple Valley, Minn. He is also survived by sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.

Nicholas was employed as a depot agent/telegrapher for the Great Northern Railroad and the Milwaukee Road Railroad for about 10 years, after which he worked as a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in the Thiensville/Mequon area. He then worked for the Singer Sewing Machine Co. in their school sales department for about 10 years; subsequently, he bought the sales and service department and operated that business independently for another 10 years.

He was active in 4-H, working with IFYE (International 4-H Youth Exchange), as well as in his former United Methodist church in Mequon. Woodworking and fishing were two of Nick’s favorite pastimes, but he found his greatest joy in being surrounded by family and friends. During the Korean War, Nicholas served his country in the U.S. Army Signal Corps in Germany.

Visitation was held on Monday, Nov. 29, at the Wisconsin Veterans Home–Main Chapel at King from noon to 1 p.m., followed by a memorial service in the Main Chapel on Monday at 1 p.m., with Chaplain Rich Engle officiating.

The Holly Funeral Home of Waupaca assisted the family with arrangements.