Jerry Nick

October 2, 1931
February 22, 2023

Gerald “Jerry” Nick, 91, Green Bay resident, died Wednesday, February 22, 2023, at a local care facility. Jerry was born October 2, 1931, in Green Bay to the late Theodore and Rosaline (Peter) Nick. He attended Green Bay East High School graduating in 1949. After high school Jerry served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict until his honorable discharge in January 1955.  He married the former Marjorie Agamaite (whom he affectionately called “My Margie”) on February 4, 1956, at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral.

With an impeccable work ethic, Jerry was employed by Northern Paper Mills (Georgia-Pacific East Plant) as a Millwright for 44 years until his retirement in 1994. He served as a long-time board member and Vice Chair of Northern Paper Mills Credit Union. The United Way benefitted from his volunteer activity.

Jerry was ahead of his time as an advocate for physical fitness and actively involved in the startup of the wellness program at (then) American Can Company. Attending exercise class regularly at Bellin Health was a priority. An excellent handyman, Jerry could fix anything and took pride in a job well done. An avid Packer fan and a sports enthusiast, Jerry excelled as a softball catcher for many years. A determined fisherman, he chased the notorious Musky in the Eagle River area in summer and fall.  A  54” trophy was his all-time best!  Jerry and Marge’s cabin in Athelstane was a favorite family getaway for fishing, hunting and snowmobiling.

As a man of deep faith, Jerry was an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, serving as an elder and usher for many years.

Jerry was known for his signature “Tom & Jerry’s” every family Christmas. He was proud of his appearance and manners, always making a special effort to remember people’s names. He deeply loved his family and never missed an opportunity to introduce them to friends.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 67 years, Marge, and their two children, Kevin (Cathy) Nick and Amy (Tony) Naniot; five grandchildren: Kelly (Scott) Schroeder, Shaun (Jen) Robertson of Nick, Ginny (Christopher) Powers, Shane Naniot, and Samuel (Anna) Naniot; eight great-grandchildren: Nicholas and Zoe Schroeder, Rowen and Laszlo Robertson of Nick; Malakai and  Kalina Powers; and Lucas and Jacob Naniot; sisters-in-law: Joan Nick, Green Bay; Jackie Rousseau, Rossford, OH; Rosie (Bob) Walczyk, Allouez; brother-in-law, Art (Julie) Agamaite, Waukesha; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers: Delbert (Elaine) Nick and Larry Nick; nephew, John Nick and brother-in-law, Bob Rousseau.

Friends may call at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St. from 4:00-7:00 pm on Sunday, February 26th. Visitation will continue at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 514 S. Clay St. on Monday, February 27th from 9:30-10:45 am.  The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am at the church with Rev. Jon Zabell officiating. Online condolences may be sent to the Nick family at In lieu of floral expressions, a memorial fund has been established in his name.

Heartfelt thanks to Oak Park Place and Unity Hospice for their dedicated care.

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness.” (Timothy 4:7-8)


February 26, 2023
4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Proko-Wall Funeral Home [map]
February 27, 2023
9:30 to 10:45 a.m.
St. Paul Lutheran Church [map]
Funeral Service
February 27, 2023
11:00 a.m.
St. Paul Lutheran Church [map]