Eugene Nettles age 67, died peacefully at home on June 25, 2020.
Affectionately known as “Skip” to those who knew him, “Pops” to his daughter, and “Grandpa Skip” to his dear Grandchildren Ethan and Chloe.
Skip always put his family first, and in the near the end of his life, made the ultimate sacrifice to be with his family. He gave everything away that would not fit in the back of his little old truck and small trailer and drove from Southern California to Oak Creek, Wisconsin. This is considered a long trek for most, but he was in declining health so it took over a month to drive home. Skip would accept help on his journey as he did not want his daughter or son-in-law catch COVID-19. After a short celebration of finalizing the trip and having
the satisfaction of seeing those dear to him he left this world.
His friends, family and even strangers knew him as a kind and incredibly generous man. He was not only generous with his possessions, but also with his time. Skip had a way of touching the hearts of those who knew him, even if only knew them for a very short time.
Skip lived a life filled with fun and excitement. His favorite hobbies were skydiving and coast to coast motorcycle riding. Being a great Engineer, he loved to fix and renovate anything that he could get his hands on. It would not be rare to visit him and find a living room full of motorcycle parts scattered about. Skip also loved to grill and smoke food for others. At times he would buy pounds of ribs and pass them around to all who would enjoy them. His other passion was for fishing. It did not matter if he was catching a small perch in the great lakes or a huge El Dorado in the Southern California waters, he was most happy when doing so.
He is survived by his daughter Faith (Stephen) Baldus, sisters Sandy (Jerry) Danielski and Debbie Nettles, brothers John Nettles and Tony Clements and grandchildren Chloe and Ethan Baldus. Skip was preceded in death by his parents: Myra and James Nettles, and Brother Jim Nettles.