Alan Nicholas Sulzer, age 25, passed away on Saturday, November 3rd in Beaver Dam, WI. He was born on April 12, 1987, in Madison, the son of Harry and Cheryl Sulzer. Alan graduated from Madison West High School and received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from UW-Platteville. He would have completed his masters in Project Management in the spring of 2013 also from UW-Platteville. Alan was working as a Mechanical Engineer for John Deere in Horicon, WI. He was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church. Alan is a Fraternity brother of Sigma Phi Epsilon. At UW-Platteville he was a member of SUFAC, which helped to distribute funds to university organizations and activities. He loved working with the students of the Beaver Dam High School, RoboHackerz robotics competition team. He was an Eagle Scout and an active member of Ship 42, Senior Scout Sailing Group. As a certified DNR boat instructor Alan enjoyed pontoon boating, water skiing, wake boarding, and fishing. He also enjoyed snowboarding, snowmobiling, trap shooting, camping, baseball, and golf. He is survived by his parents Harry and Cheryl Sulzer of Madison; Siblings, Sandra Sulzer of Chapel Hill, NC, Michelle and her husband Andrew Wendling of Dubuque, IA; Aunt, Jane Sulzer of Madison; Uncle, Robert (Rita) Sulzer of Edgerton; Grandmother Chloe Yonash of Madison; Aunt, Phylliss Soderberg of Madison, Uncle Victor (Judy) Yonash of Madison. Alan was preceded in death by his Grandparents Harry and Hannah Sulzer and Grandfather Leon Yonash.
Visitation will be held at Cress Funeral Home, 3610 Speedway Rd., Madison, WI 53705, on Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 pm. Funeral services will be held at Bethel Lutheran Church, 312 Wisconsin Avenue, Madison, at 10 a.m. on Friday, November 9, 2012 with Pastor Duane Hanson presiding. Burial will be at Forest Hill Cemetery, in Madison immediately following the service. A Celebration of Life luncheon will be held after the burial (approx. 12:30 p.m.) at the Nitty Gritty downtown, 223 N. Frances St.
In Lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to support an engineering scholarship in Alan's name. Memorials may be made to Summit Credit Union Account #20179600. Checks payable to: Alan N. Sulzer Memorial Fund.
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