Nathan “Nate” passed away at his home in Neenah into the arms of Jesus on December 20, 2017 at the age of 23. Nate was born in Appleton, Wisconsin on November 2, 1994 to Kelli Kobal and Mauro Muniz, was a graduate of Appleton East High School in 2013. Nate was employed at Stockbridge Engineering as a CNC operator. Nate was a smart, loving, good hearted and sensitive person who loved to laugh. Nate had a variety of activities that he enjoyed doing with his family; movie nights with his siblings and cousins, video games, disc golf, weight lifting with Nick, paintball with his father Mauro, eating out at Katsu-Ya and Cozy Corner with his family, the Timber Rattler and Packer games with his grandfather, the fishing trip to Canada with Jerry, driving the Sea-Doo on the lake, listening to his favorite band, Blink-182, and his involvement in basketball, T-ball, Cub Scouts and violin lessons in elementary school. Nate was also a Mass server for many years at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Nate is survived by his parents Kelli (Jerry) Blessing and Mauro (Shala) Muniz, his grandparents John (Beverly) Kobal, Sergio (Molly) Garcia, Linda Blessing, and Jerry (Diane) Blessing. Dear brother of Houston Muniz, Brielle, Abby, and Bobby Blessing and Jason, Cody, and John Kitkowski. Nephew of Julie Kobal, Bryan Payne, Nina Cisneros, Esther Schoen, Danny Cisneros, Lynn (Troy) Meyer, and Lisa (Mike) Smith. Cousin of Tony, Nick, Aubree, Andrew, JR, Megan, Samantha, Brock, and Bridget. Further survived by many other family members and friends.
Visitation will be held on Thursday December 28th, 2017 from 4:00-8:00 PM at Wichmann Funeral Home Tri County Chapel, 1562 S. Oneida Street. Prayer service at 8:00 PM. Additional visitation on Friday, December 29th from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 222 E. Fremont Street Appleton. Funeral mass at 11:00 AM. Nate will be laid to rest privately at St. Joseph’s Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Pathways to a Better Life of Kiel, Wisconsin in Nate’s name are appreciated. The family would like to thank the staff at Pathways and all of his recovery friends who stood by Nate in his time of need.
If you were Nates friend: You were his friend forever. He never held a grudge. He was happy and loved life. Nathan had a Good, Kind and Caring Heart. He adored his brothers and sisters and cousins. He would do anything for them. He had so much joy in his heart, and so many plans. He just couldn’t make them happen. He lost his battle and was crushed under the weight of Addiction. God be with you Nathan, We will Love You forever. Love Grandma and Grandpa
We will miss your smile and laugh and the joy you added to our lives. The “littles” loved you tremendously as well as myself. I'll never forget you my sweet little “breadstick stealer”!
Love you, Aunt Julie, Nick and Aubree
My Dearest Nathan,
I love you so very much more than words can ever say. I will always and forever keep you in my heart and I promise to keep your memory alive. Remembering your smile, laughter, courage loving heart, our shared hugs and the time we spent together is what will keep me strong. I know you are in Jesus’ arms now, free from the pain and suffering of addiction. I know you will be watching over all of us. Until we meet again my beautiful son, I love you to the moon and back.