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Nicholas Ryan HardegenNovember 5, 1993 ~ June 13, 2019 (age 25)
It is with deepest sorrow we announce that Nicholas Ryan Hardegen, 25, a beloved son, brother, family member, and friend passed away unexpectedly on June 13, 2019. Those who knew Nick, even just a little, lost a shining light in their lives. Nick will be greatly missed everyday by his mother Karen Hardegen; father Shawn Hardegen and wife Gail; brother Adam Hardegen; maternal grandparents Mary Ellen and Robert Dyjak; paternal grandmother Sue Hardegen; as well as many aunts, uncles, and close cousins. Nick was passionate about soccer, fishing, playing his guitar, playing sports, the Green Bay Packers, and a real love for animals and dreamed of someday becoming a veterinarian. Nick worked for his father in his construction business. Prior to that, he worked at Whitcraft LLC as a sheet metal mechanic. A funeral service will be held at Christian Life Assembly Church, 143 Windham Road, Willimantic, CT on June 20, 2019 at 6:00 pm, followed by a celebration of life with family and friends. In memory of Nick’s life, donations can be made to ASPCA.org. For an online memorial guestbook, please visit www.potterfuneralhome.com.