On Thursday, October 24th, 2019 Nathan J. Wischnack of Hutchinson, MN answered the call home to our Lord and Savior after a lifelong battle with depression.
Nathan was born on January, 15th, 1979 the son of Milan and Elaine (Thaemert) Wischnack in Waconia, Minnesota. He grew up on his parent’s farm in Norwood – Young America. A place he treasured and found peace in all of his life. He loved nature and being in the county, especially being close to his favorite river, The Crow River, where he enjoyed numerous activities such as snowmobiling, 4 wheeling, hunting, fishing and even simply mowing the lawn. He found solace sitting on the riverbank watching the sunrise or set over the water. Nathan would often be found staring at the moon on a clear night.
Though his own soul was deeply turmoiled he loved with all his heart. He could always be counted on to share a smile, a kind word, an open ear, or simply shine a light for others, whenever he could. Like the lighthouses he treasured he himself was a beacon of light to so many people. He loved spending time with his family and friends, especially his nephews and niece whom he referred to as his “minions”.
Nathan had many passions in life including sports, woodworking and spending time with his beloved pets – especially his dogs. He dreamed of revisiting the East Coast and Alaska, among many other things, but his biggest passion in life was music. He truly believed that there was a song for everything.
His final days were spent anxiously awaiting Halloween, spending time with family, his dogs and planning for a future he so desperately wanted to see, but the call home was too strong. There was much laughter and joy and also tears and sorrow, but above all there was love. So much love.
Nathan is survived by his loving wife: BriAnna (Thaemert) Wischnack; son: Brennan Wischnack; parents: Milan and Elaine Wischnack; sister: Dawn (Jason) Willems; grandmother: Lorraine Thaemert; godparents: Judy St. Ores, Kevin Wischnack, and Bruce Schwichtenberg; nephews: Owen and Lucas Willems; niece: Lexi Johnson; mothers and fathers in-law: Doug (Cindy) Thaemert and Adam (Becky) Baatz; brothers and sisters in-law: Ashley (Jim) Johnson, Josh Thaemert, Allison Baatz, Sam Baatz and Brandon Baatz; beloved pets: Doc, Remi, Dolly, Harley, Chance and Lily; as well as many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.