Nathaniel Wirsch Obituary, Cause of Death – Nathaniel Michael Wirsch, a kind-hearted 14-year-old, will be remembered for his caring disposition and enormous heart. Nathan, a Bright, IN resident, died on Tuesday, April 11, 2023. Nathan was always willing to assist anyone in need and would frequently stop what he was doing to prioritize others. Nathan, who was respectful and kind to everyone he met, enjoyed playing board games, building Lego masterpieces, and amusing the family’s newborns and children.
He enjoyed laughing at his cousins’ wacky antics while trying to keep a straight face and respect the rules. He had multiple pets, including dogs Ajax, Maddie, and Sasha, as well as cats Birdie, Kitten, and Sam. To say Nathan was a baseball fan would be an understatement. He’d been playing baseball since he was four years old, and he couldn’t wait for weekly practice with his batting and pitching coach, Tony Witt. He was a fantastic teammate and friend as well as a great pitcher for the Hidden Valley Lake Monsters.
Nathan excelled in school, receiving consecutive A’s and being a member of the Junior National Honor Society. He was a trombone player in the East Central Middle School band and a voracious reader of any book he could get his hands on. In the fourth grade, while attending Bright Elementary, he received a Lion’s Club award for the best essay about United States Flag Etiquette.
This essay led to him winning Sectionals, then Regionals, and eventually being named one of the top eight essays in Indiana. Nathan is survived by his father, Kenneth Wirsch, and mother, Lauren (Troy) Robinson; grandmother Kathleen Wirsch; brother Zachary Martin and step brothers TJ (Allie) Robinson, Jacob Robinson, and Caden Robinson; uncles Kevin (Aimee) Wirsch and Andrew (Jessica) Wirsch; nephew Trey Robinson; and cousins Regan, Alex, Wyatt, Ashton, Taylor, Campbell, Baker, Brooke, Riley, Olivia, and Reese.
His grandfather Michael Wirsch and grandmother Leslie Howell predeceased him. Nathan’s visitation will be held at Andres-Wuestefeld Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 18 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. At 5:30 p.m., a prayer service will be held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church of All Saints Parish. P.A.W.S. of Dearborn County Humane Center accepts memorial contributions. Memorial contributions can be made at the visitation or mailed to Andres-Wuestefeld Funeral Home. Condolences may be left at www.andres-wuestefeldfh.com by family and friends.