Nickolas Amador Figueroa was born April 11, 1956 and passed away on August 23, 2019. He lived all of his younger years on Milwaukee’s near south side. He lived in a small house with a family of 7 other siblings. Valentino, Evelyn, Irene, Veronica, Alexandro, Ricardo, and Rebecca along with his mother, Manuela and his father, Valentino. He and his siblings attended South Division High School where he excelled in chorus, theater, and sports. He and his family were very active in the community in the 60’s and 70’s supporting campaigns and causes that affected the lives of the people he served. He had a passion serving as a community recreation leader running programs to help to “get kids off the streets”. In 1977 he moved to Florida with his family (wife Mary and his 2 daughters, Manuela and Nickole). There he joined the navy in April of 1977, serving and proudly served his country until July of 1984.
In 1987 he married Debra Figueroa and took on the responsibility of his wife’s 2 children (Nathan and Melissa Vest). This union beget 2 sons (Joshua and Caleb). In 1990 he had began employment with Milwaukee county as a recreation leader in the Parks Department. He also served in other capacities in Milwaukee County until his retirement 17 years later from the Sheriff’s as a security guard at the courthouse and the children’s court facility. His youngest daughter was born in 2013 and he became a proud papa again at the age of 47 years ol.
Through the years he always found opportunities to serve the community, whether it be serving the veterans or homeless or giving his time to rally for the rights of others.
On his retirement the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors gave him a plaque stating in summary: “Whereas, Mr. Nickolas Figueroa’s proficiency and professionalism were the hallmarks of his career with Milwaukee County, and through his work he contributed to the betterment of the community through his efforts to provide outstanding service to the citizens of Milwaukee County.
He was a dedicated and loving father and grandfather being survived by his wife, Debra, and his daughters– Manuela and Nickole,– her children Nathan and Melisa, and their children– Joshua, Caleb, and Joyanna. He is also survived by his grandchildren Emeliano, Dakota, and Angelica, Samantha, and Jacob. Surviving siblings are: Evelyn, Veronica, Alexandro, Ricardo, and Rebecca.
His history on this earth shows that he did love people and wanted them to be victorious.
May he rest in peace.