WILLIAM E. NUESSE
William Everett Nuesse died at his home on November 8, 2021, in the presence of his family. Bill was a kind man with a great capacity for friendship and easily engaged with people. For nearly 25 years he was a urologist for midcoast Maine hospitals.
He was born February 5, 1934 in Turtle Lake, Wisconsin, the son of William and Addie Nuesse. William Sr. was a banking commissioner of Wisconsin. His family moved to Madison, Wisconsin in 1948 where Bill started his freshman year in high school. The first day he wore his farmer overalls which were de rigueur at a small town’s farming community high school, but his Madison classmates promptly called him Hayseed. He was known as Seed to boys who became lifelong friends. They met for a week of golf for many springs at Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head or Southern Pines.
After graduating from medical school at the University of Wisconsin in June 1962, Bill completed his residency in urology. He spent 2 years with the Air Force, stationed in Newfoundland with his wife Doris and their young family. They moved to Maine, drawn to the beauty of the coast. Bill’s maternal grandfather was a Bunker from Franklin, Maine. During their marriage, the family were active members of the Megunticook Golf Club, Camden Yacht Club and the Congregational Church. He and Doris regularly attended Bay Chamber Concert programs, hosted musicians and instilled a love of classical music to their children.
Bill was a member of Maine Natural Resources Council and Appalachian Mountain Club. He treasured fall hiking in Maine and New Hampshire. He joined the “HardCore” hiking group shortly after moving to Camden in 1968. A brilliant gathering from regional professions, they took turns planning annual September weekend outings. As their children grew older they joined along too. Bill was always game for Nordic and alpine skiing throughout New England and out west. For years, he enjoyed ice boating with seasoned sailors Werner St. Claire, Lloyd Roberts, and Paul Walters. Bill also shared his love of summer sailing with close friends and family on his boats Fortuna and Granuelle on Penobscot Bay and beyond.
In 1982, Bill married Linda Milvaney, mother of Heather McLoud. Each were avid readers and they enjoyed traveling in England, Scotland and a number of countries in Europe. They spent time in their homes in Winter Harbor and Rockport, Maine and Tarpon Springs, Florida. Linda passed away in 2012.
Bill loved to read. Books about medicine, science, physics, history and golf covered his tables up to his last days. He had a fantastic memory of detail and an enthusiasm for life that was with him to the end.
He is survived by three children, Michael Nuesse, his wife Malee of Hull, Massachusetts and their children, Alexandra, Isobel, and Adeline; John Nuesse of Canton, Georgia and his son, Dickson; and Ann McClellan of Camden, Maine, and her children Thomas and Amelia. He is also survived by his sister, Louise Cadwgan of Rockport, Maine, and his very dear friend, Janet Watkinson. His family and PALS provided him comfort. Francesca and Bonnie deserve special mention, as do friends Charlie and Mary Jordan who brought daily newspapers and good food for his final months.
He is predeceased by his first wife Doris Ann Tschudy, his parents and his two older sisters, Alice Matthys and Laurie Lloyd, his grandson Miller Nuesse, and his son in law, Mark McClellan.
Memorial gifts may be made to Coastal Mountains Land Trust, 101 Mount Battie St., Camden, ME 04843.