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Nicholas Cuellar

Nicholas was born in West Allis, Wisconsin on May 16, 1992. In his younger years, he attended St. Sebastian and Manitoba Elementary Schools. He was a curious boy and made friends easily and loved nothing more than playing with all of them. He later attended both Riverside and Kilmer High Schools.

As with most young men his age, Nicholas was also an avid video game player. He began skateboarding at a young age and it became his passion. Attesting to his accomplished skill, even though he skateboarded everywhere, he never was in a serious accident. As he grew older, he never lost his enjoyment of simply hanging out with his friends. He enjoyed his smart phone and was known by all for his meme posts and his obsession with Pokemon Go. He was so relieved to retrieve his Pokemon Go account after it mysteriously disappear and even had his mother “walk” his phone for him to help hatch his eggs. Nicholas was also an accomplished street artist.

Nicholas’ knack for making friends continued into his adult life which he found to be an asset when he chose a career in the service industry. He enjoyed the comradery with his fellow workers while cooking in the kitchens of various Milwaukee restaurants and also excelled in using his innate friendliness and charm while working as a bartender to make patrons feel welcome.

Nicholas will be remembered as a “professional socializer.” He had friends everywhere – if you met Nicholas, it wouldn’t take long and you would be his friend. He was well loved by all who knew him and there is a huge void in the hearts of his family, friends, and co-workers. REST EASY

Nicholas was Born into Eternal Life July 28, 2018 at the age of 26 years. He is the cherished son of Cynthia (Jose) Cuellar Rodriguez and Robert (Ann-Marie) Hafferman. The beloved brother of Michael Cuellar, Cristian Cuellar Rodriguez, Chanta Christianson, and Nora and Charles Hafferman. The loving grandson of Robert and Rosa Cuellar and Vernon and Yvonne Hafferman. He is further survived by other relatives and a multitude of dear friends.

Visitation at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 3100 W. Parnell Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53221 from Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 9:30 AM until the time of the Funeral Mass at 12:00 Noon. Procession to Good Hope Cemetery following the Mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Family are greatly appreciated.

Past Comments


Those years you lived with me were some of the best. Trips to Waukesha and the dells almost every weekend, hanging out in my backyard with the whole group every night, hours spent playing call of duty, driving my parents nuts every chance we had.

You were my best friend for years, and even though we went out separate ways eventually, you kept in touch, and we ran into each other almost weekly, and it was right back to how it used to be.

I’ll miss that. I’ll miss you.


I moved to Milwaukee two years ago, and you were the first real friend I made. Yokohama opened and I came downstairs from my apartment one day to grab some quick grub before class and you were working behind the bar. We chatted for only a quick minute, but I knew immediately that you were my kind of people and we became quick friends. It wasn’t long after that you were showing me how to run Zombies on Call Of Duty, and I taught you how to play Cribbage, which you picked up faster than anyone I’ve ever tried to teach the game because you were so smart. You even beat both me and my father at the game when he came to visit. You were a great friend, and you went out of your way to make sure you that those around you felt at ease. You were one of the few people here I could call if I was having a bad day who I knew would be there for me. Fuck man, I miss you. Such a good kind person; genuine through and through. I love you bro, I’ll see you again. Rest easy.

Marco Castillo

You were practically a brother to me. I can’t even list all the memories I have with you. Honestly, if it wasn’t for you or Ian, I wouldn’t be the man I am today. I love you always homie. Rest easy.

Ronda Christianson

I remember you when u were just a little boy when you and your mom would always go to grandmas how u would love to come over..and grandpa robert would alwats take u to the viking..Even thoe i wasnt around as u were growing up. I will always remember you. Nicholas.❤ Rest in peace Your Dancing with the angels. ❤


I remember when you would make me laugh all the time and we would share are artist interests i enjoyed being your coworker/friend

Christina Clark

I was laughing today about when you were maybe 13 and shaved your eyebrows… (still don’t know why lol)
Lolol years later you text me with what I thought read……..
lolo I gave you kudos and support while laughing on the inside…. When you sent me a picture it was your ELBOW you got tattooed! LMFAO I was relieved. I’ll love you forever.

Maria McCord

Nick i have so many great memories with you. You were always so happy and energetic. You were always the biggest sweetheart to me. All you ever wanted was love. You had such a good heart. To his mom he would talk about you so much he really did love you and appreciate you. I wish i wouldnt have gotten rid of social media. I wish i couldve helped so much. Its almost been a year later and im just now dinding out of your passing. I just cant believe it yoy were such a great and amazing person nick you didnt deserve this. You did so much for everyone and would always try to make me smile. You paid attention to the things i said i still have and use the playstation controller you bought me. Nick i will miss you so much i wish i could have had a chance to say good bye. I dont know how to handle this. I cant believe ill never get to talk to you again. Im so sorry nick you were such a great person you deserved so much more. I will mever forget you nick i wish things could be different

Maria mccord

I tried to post sone pictures of us but it wouldnt let me. I cant believe i found out so late. I should have helped you. I am so sorry nick you didnt deserve to go out like this. Its been almost a year and im just finding out and its just hitting me. I still remember when you changed your work schedule so you could close at southridge every night so we would be closing the mall together then you would come and meet me at my store and we hung out every night. You were one of my best friends and ill always care about you. I wish thibgs could have gone differently it hurts me so bad to know this you had so much in you always smiling and laughing and making jokes. You always had such low self esstem and idk why you were such a great and amazing person. Im so sorry nick i am so so so sorry

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