David Lee “Nick” Duerkop passed away Friday, July 22, 2016, after a long and difficult battle with cancer.
Nick was born Aug. 18, 1957, to Donald and Lucille (Peterson) Duerkop in Wabasha, Minn. He grew up in Alma, Wis., and moved to La Crosse at age 15. He graduated in 1976, from Logan High School.
Nick loved working on cars and small engines. If it didn’t work, it did by the time he got done with it. He especially loved working on the old classics. His favorite being a 1957 F100 he bought from his brother, Gerald, and Sue’s 1965 Mustang. His love of old cars caused these two to win trophies at car shows. He was very proud of this.
He met Sue in the mid 90s, and they married March 20, 2016, after being engaged for almost 20 years.
Nick is survived by his wife, Susan of Ettrick; son, Loren of Hokah, Minn.; stepdaughter, Megann (Travis) of Hokah; stepsons, Brandon (Rebecca) and Adam (Ashley) of Houston, Minn.; siblings, Burnell (Ruby) of Rockland, Charlene of Vista, Calif., Bruce of Red Wing, Minn., Daniel (Patty) of Mauston, MaryLynn of LaGrange, Mo., Kevin (Lori) of Holmen, and Cindy of Westfield, Wis.; Italian son, Matteo, of Bolzano, Italy; and grandchildren, Cullan, Caiden, Logan, Lucas, Juliana, Hannah, and Andi of Houston, and Ryley and Lennox of Hokah.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Lucille; father, Donald; and brother, Gerald.
A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 27, at Coulee Region Cremation Group and Funeral Home, 133 Mason Street, Onalaska. Visitations will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the service, and 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, at the funeral home. The Rev. Luanne Sorenson will officiate.
Coulee Region Cremation Group and Funeral Home is assisting the family.