John Henry Nolden, age 63, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, December 19, 2013.

He was born October 25, 1950 in Baraboo, the son of Oliver and Mabel (Leister) Nolden. John graduated from Sauk Prairie High School, Class of 1969. Following high school, John attended a heavy equipment operator’s trade school in Florida. He helped build the ski slopes at Devils Head, and also worked for F.H. Raemisch in Waunakee and Don Bergman Construction in Sauk City, and after almost 20 years, he retired from Iverson Excavating in 2012.

John married Karen Hughbanks at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Sauk City, on November, 27, 1971.

He enjoyed being outdoors, riding his motorcycle, collecting coins and antiques, spending time with family, friends, and especially his 7 grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Karen of Prairie du Sac; 2 sons, Nick (Carla) and Nathan (Amanda) Nolden, both of Prairie du Sac; 7 grandchildren, Adam, Micah, John, Brandon and Tristan Nolden, and Jacob and Kayla Saylor; his mother, Mabel Nolden of Sauk City; 2 sisters, Virginia (Ron) Ruland of Madison and Audrey (Randy) Wendt of Sauk City; 2 brothers, Al (Bonnie) Nolden of Sauk City and Gary (Tammy Leidig) Nolden of Prairie du Sac; his mother in-law, LaVetta (Duane) Bryant; 2 sisters-in-law, Jean (Gene) Bittner of Sauk City and Vicki (Al) Gomez of San Diego, CA; 2 brothers-in-law, Roger (Rita) Hughbanks and Jack (Bev) Hughbanks, both of Sauk City; 2 step sisters-in-law, Linda Wick and Vicki (Jim) Fredericks, both of Oregon. He is further survived by other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Oliver; a nephew, Leonard Bittner; and a step brother-in-law, Robert Wick.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, December 23, 2013 at FIRST UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 504 Washington Ave., Sauk City with Pastor William Kapp officiating. Burial will follow in the Sauk City Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at HOOVERSON FUNERAL HOME, 251 Water St., Sauk City from 12:00 noon until 3:00 pm, and also on Monday at the church, one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established.