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Nicholas Joseph "Nick"

April 27, 1984 – September 14, 2021

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"We are honored to provide this Book of Memories to the family."
— Mueller Memorial Funeral and Cremation Services
"With heartfelt condolences, "
— Jessica Werk and Nicholas Ranallo
"Katie and family, my deepest sympathies to over this tragic loss of clearly such a loved young man. Words cannot express; sending comfort..."
— Faith Regan
"I got to know Nick through his wonderful friendship with my son, Tim Garcia. Nick was a kind and great friend to Tim and was a comfort..."
— Renee and Thomas Ryan and Garcia family
"Nick, You were my supervisor at Ryerson for over 6 months in 2019. This was my first job out of college and I couldn’t have made it..."
— Jessie McFadden
"With deepest sympathy, Kim Cook - Ryerson Brampton Ontario Canada "
— Kim Cook
"We light this candle to display our forever love for our son Nick, Love Mom and Dad"
— Deb and Steve

Obituary for Nicholas Joseph "Nick" Huesman


Nick’s Story 4/27/84 – 9/14/21 Nicholas Joseph Huesman (“Nick”, “Nickel”, “Nicker doodle”, the original “Huesy”, “Nuesy”, “Nuesman”) was born in Minneapolis at Fairview Riverside to loving parents, Steve and Deb.

Nick grew up on the Eastside of Saint Paul where he shared a bedroom with both of his brothers, Ben and Alex, teaching him the intricacies of conflict and resolution. Nick loved to bake and cook with his sister Emily and Mom and took simple pleasures in a well-maintained lawn which was instilled in him from his Dad. The love of card games was passed down to Nick from Grandma Reda. Every family get together, Nick was always asking “who’s ready for a game?”.

The cabin life became a staple of Nick's early years where he loved to jet ski and tube and ride the go-cart. Family vacations were a mainstay, some of which included Yellowstone, Disney World, Glacier National Park, California, and New York.

Nick attended St. Pascal Baylon Elementary School where he enjoyed playing soccer, baseball, and hockey. Sports were a lifelong obsession of Nick’s. At an early age, Nick developed the joy in mentoring others when he began teaching tennis with the Saint Paul Urban Tennis program at Eastview playground, an activity that was enjoyed with his sister Emily. It was at Hill-Murray High School where Nick formed lasting friendships that have remained to this day.

Fantasy Football was a passion of Nick's with most of the league members being former classmates at Hill. Nick loved and excelled at tennis and lettered every year in high school. He also loved playing goalie with Eastside/Wessy's Boys hockey team during this era. Nick went on to UMD and became a proud Bulldog, attaining his Bachelor of Business Administration. His little brother Alex joined him later where it was his pleasure to show him the ropes of the great city of Duluth, a town that holds a special place in both their hearts.

In Nick's formative years, he purchased a house with his brother Ben, all the while dedicatedly working with Red Lobster from his teenage years on through his adult life. He trained and mentored countless Red Lobster employees, something he took great pride in. He also worked many odd jobs to live the comfortable life he was creating for himself.

Nick met the love of his life, Katie, in August 2014. Nick and Katie quickly became inseparable and were making a life they adored. They adopted Melrose Snuggins Marie Huesman (“Mellie”) in February of 2017, thus forming the happiest of households. Later that year, Nick started working at Ryerson where he trained sales staff members, a job he thoroughly loved. Nick and Katie married in October 2018, giving Nick a second loving family, the Jones. Being a Jones family member afforded Nick many opportunities and fun activities including cookouts, golf, pontoon rides, and videogames. It also granted him induction into the infamous “ick” boys group.

Uncle Nick loved being a role model and friend to his Niece and Nephew who he cared for immensely. Nick and Katie finally settled in Coon Rapids where they have been enjoying their lives for the past couple of years.

Countless Friends and Family are eternally grateful to have known Nick and shared a laugh or two, a laugh that is not only unforgettable but also unmistakable if you’ve ever had the pleasure. He mentored many and was loved by all. Nick will be unequivocally missed.

Nicholas Joseph Huesman “Nick” Born April 27, 1984 and passed away suddenly from congenital heart failure on September 14, 2021. Left to cherish his memory are his wife Katie (nee Jones) and their dog Mellie; parents Steve & Deb Huesman; siblings Ben, Alex & Emily (C.J. Holmes); mother & father-in-law Rick & Carol Jones; sister-in-law Kristy Barhorst (Rick); niece Hallie Barhorst; nephew Derrick Barhorst and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, September 25th at 11:00 am at ST. PASCAL BAYLON CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1757 Conway Street, St. Paul with visitation starting at 9:30 am. Memorials preferred to Secondhand Hounds. American Heart Association, St. Pascal's Baylon School or Hill-Murray High School

LIVESTREAM LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZUmST9PQ0M
To view Nick's memorial video visit: https://youtu.be/_ANvA7ExTUU

First Visitation

When Saturday, September 25th, 2021 9:30am - 11:00am
St. Pascal Baylon Catholic Church
1757 Conway Street
Saint Paul, MN 55106-5999
Additional Information

Mass of Christian Burial Information

Saturday, September 25th, 2021 11:00am
Rev. Fr. John Mitchell
St. Pascal Baylon Catholic Church
1757 Conway Street
Saint Paul, MN 55106-5999
Service Extra Info
LIVESTREAM LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZUmST9PQ0M

Reception Information

Saturday, September 25th, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm
St. Pascal Baylon Catholic Church
1757 Conway Street
Saint Paul, MN 55106-5999
Reception Extra Info
Directly following the service