Earl F. Nuechterlein, age 82, born in Alpena, but living in California for over the past 50 years passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 28, after suffering from Parkinson’s disease and osteoarthritis. He was born on Feb. 19, 1937, the first child of the late Alwin and Lydia Nuechterlein. He is survived by his wife, Virginia “Ginny,” whom he married in Dayton, Ohio on July 8, 1967, son Marc (Mary Catherine), daughter, Sue Anne (Michael) Livadas, and grandchildren Melina and Olivia Livadas as well as Grace, Davis, Fields, and Millicent Nuechterlein. Siblings are Allan Nuechterlein of New London, Wisconsin, and Janet (Roger) Winfield of Alpena. Also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents and sister, Lois Nuechterlein.

Earl was a graduate of the class of 1954 of Alpena High School and a 1959 graduate of the University of Michigan where he also received a Master’s degree. He was a teacher and coach of golf and soccer for over 35 years but most importantly, he served his Lord and Savior by being on many church boards over the years and known as the “doughnut and coffee man” every Sunday Morning as well as greeting guests with his “big” personality. A Celebration of Life memorial service was held on Tuesday, Sept. 3 at Christ Lutheran Church in Costa Mesa, California.

Arrangements were entrusted to Harbor Lawn-Mt. Olive Memorial Park and Mortuary of Costa Mesa, California.