My heart is broken….

David Lee “Nick” Duerkop passed away Friday, July 22, 2016, after a long and difficult battle with cancer.

Nick for paper

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.


About Boo

Grandmother to 11....or is it 12 now? Getting back into life after losing the love of my life to cancer. Read my struggles with daily life........or don't. But I hope it helps ONE person get thru the same thing I went thru......
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8 Responses to My heart is broken….

  1. blogmomrocks2 says:

    I really wish I knew what to say chick…but I have no words 😦

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  2. A Perfectmindstorm says:

    He fought a good fight Boo and you were there right beside him the whole way. Now he rests and his pain is gone. I know yours will last for a long long time, but I know you have many many friends and family and sweet little grandchildren who will be there with you now as you grieve for your precious Nick.

    I’m glad you got to take that vacation with him recently. You made memories to add to all the other memories you will cling to now. He is there , right there in your heart.

    Thoughts and prayers for you sweet lady.


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  3. I agree that there are not appropriate words I can think of in a time like this. I can only think that Nick is not in pain right now. However yours is just beginning.

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  4. fredrieka says:

    My prayers are with you

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Dani says:

    You have my heartfelt sympathy Sue. Nick may be gone from this Earth, but he will live on forever in your heart and in your mrmories. Treasure both ♡

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  6. Nahi CG says:

    I’m so sorry Sue. I feel such heartache for you right now. Hold the memories close.((((HUGS))))

    Liked by 1 person

  7. joliesattic says:

    Beautiful Obit. Not a “like”, but a like for your expression. So very sorry you.


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