Mike Nieuwenhuis, 66, of Hazelhurst passed away on July 26, 2021, at the Marshfield Medical Center in Wausau, WI., with his family by his side.
Mike was born February 11, 1955, to Bernard and Helen Kuski Nieuwenhuis in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He graduated from Milwaukee Madison High School class of 1973 and was an accomplished athlete, captain of his baseball team and basketball player. Mike graduated from Waukesha County Technical College where he was also a star athlete.
He was a talented carpenter, coached his children’s baseball and basketball teams, and was a big Wisconsin sports fan. He enjoyed golf, darts, fishing, and ending an evening at the Pub with "one and out.”
He will be remembered for his kind heart, sense of humor, happy-feet dance moves, ability to build or fix things, and contagious smile. He was proud of his kids and never passed up a chance to talk about them and their accomplishments. His eyes lit up when he spoke about his grandchildren.
Mike is survived by his fiancée, Janet Brown; children, Nick (Becky) Nieuwenhuis, Holly (Ryan) Plutchak and Leah (Robert Gabrielse) Nieuwenhuis; grandchildren, Harrison Nieuwenhuis, Ryder and Hazel Plutchak; the mother of his children Lynn Schott, his 4-legged beam of light - Beamer, many dear friends and relatives, and his Hazelhurst Pub family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, James and Paul, and some close friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held on August 14, 2021, at the Hazelhurst Pub beginning at 4:30 PM.