Nicholas “Nick” J. Sacotte, age 43, of Green Bay, passed away with his family at his side on Wednesday, March 9, 2022, after a brief illness at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee. He was born on December 22, 1978, in Green Bay to the late Dennis and Bonnie (Hansen) Sacotte and was a Green Bay East graduate.
Nick attended UW-Oshkosh with a major in communications. He worked as part of the production team at local tv stations Fox-11 and then WBAY for several years. He was known as the “waving guy” at the end of the morning news and enjoyed every minute of it, until his battle with kidney disease stopped him from being able to work. Nick received a gift of renewed life and health in January 2019 by receiving a kidney and pancreas transplant from an anonymous organ donor. He will always be remembered for his strength, stubbornness, and perseverance through his adversity, as well as his love of movies, comic books, superheroes, his one-liners, and his obscure sense of humor.
Nick will be sadly missed by his loving family, his brother: Chris; sister-in-law: Stacey; niece: Megan, and nephews: Carson and Julian, all from Sherwood. He is also survived by his Aunt, Donna (Roy) Snover of Anderson, South Carolina; his Uncle, Lyman (Theresa) Hansen, Jr of Green Bay; and special friends, Patrick Rafferty of Green Bay, Chris Groat of Green Bay, and Mickey Petricig of Blaine, Minnesota, as well as many other friends.
Nick was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved dog and companion, Barns.
Friends may call at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St. on Saturday, March 19, 2022, from 1:00 to 4:00pm. A celebration of Nick’s life will be held at 4:00pm Saturday at the funeral home. Inurnment will be at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum with his parents at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Green Bay Campus of the Wisconsin Humane Society, 1830 Radisson St. Green Bay, WI 54302, and please sign-up on the Wisconsin Donor Registry to be an organ and tissue donor.
Nick’s family would like to thank the staff at Froedert Hospital for their care of Nick before, during, and after his transplant and through his last illness. We’d also like to thank the angel and family who gave us more time with Nick through their selfless act of organ donation.