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Daniel C. "Dan" NUTZEL

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April 22, 2013
Dan was a true friend, a wonderful colleague, and one of those fine human beings that often give one pause to realize how much better we all can do in this life. I met Dan in 1989 when he came to graduate school at Purdue, and we were friends from the start. His nickname among the grad students was "Dan Dan the Language Man", or Dan Dan for short. In fact, in my cell phone directory, his number is stored under D2TLM.
I cannot begin to tell you all that I will miss about Dan. Laughing our butts off, for one. Debating (not really, but for fun) the merits of the first and second sound shifts. "Happy Cadaver Day" and other bad translations. Hours of discussion and debate on faith, theology, and all the politics thereof. Driving around Germany. Speeding to Denny's during his layovers at O'Hare. Singing the praises of Tempo Taschentücher. On the hunt for good Schnitzel. Talking about our families — he loved all of his family so much, you all must know that.
I will grieve my friend well, for that is the price of love. As we rejoice in memories and love, so must we feel the pain of the loss when our loved ones leave. His death would have been far too soon whenever it came. And yet, I know this: he has earned his rest. Few lived as well as he. To his family, especially to his mother, I send my love and my deepest condolences. Grieve well and let us all hold you up in this time of terrible pain.
April 20, 2013
I had the great honor and privilege of being a work-study employee for Daniel in the Max Kade Center at IUPUI. I worked with him during my last two-and-a-half years in college. I also was privileged to have him as a professor for many of my advanced German classes. More than that, however, I had the great privilege to know Daniel outside of work and school, and to consider him one of my friends. He taught me so much, not just in terms of German language, but also lessons in the academic world, as well as the real world. He was my mentor and my first source of advice outside my family. He helped me with the tough decisions, encouraged me when I was depressed, and supported me in all my crazy decisions. The prospect of seeing Daniel and having an insightful conversation is why I liked working with him.

Daniel made me interested in language beyond my interest in translations. He taught me the value of language and linguistics. I learned from him that dialectology is actually a fun and rewarding sub-set of language study! I will never forget all that he taught me during my time at the Max Kade Center.

Even after my graduation in May 2012, Daniel and I were still in contact. He wrote me countless recommendation letters for scholarships and programs, and was a very willing reference in my job search, as well. I enjoyed visiting him at his office, even when I had no business on campus, and he let me sit in on his classes when I had the time. Furthermore, he was a very willing source of information and encouragement for a novel that I am writing and he was looking forward to proofreading it for me this summer.

Above all else, I enjoyed his sense of humor. As his employee, I was often the butt of many of his jokes, including his recurring joke that, because I live in a rural part of Indiana, I live in the "frontier". Even after he visited my house, he continued the joke asking if I arrived to campus each day in a stagecoach, or, on one occasion when he saw my father's car, if I had traded in the horses for the car.

I wish I could have more time with Daniel and I am sure that everybody feels this way. However, I am honored to have known him and I will always fondly remember my time with Daniel.

To Daniel's family, I send my heartfelt condolences. If there is anyway that I can help in this difficult time, please let me know.
April 19, 2013
My friend who was my 'brother' is gone in this life. I am still numb with shock and disbelief but glad he will not suffer. Dan was always there for me; those who know me understand.
April 19, 2013
April 19, 2013
Dan,
It doesn't seem real that we will no longer see you physically at family functions, but knowing you will always be there in heart & soul brings a glimpse of peace to others. You were such a good person and touched so many lives during your too short time here with us. Thank you for being the awesome "UNCLE DAN" to our nieces and nephews, the best brother (in-law) to Vic & Joe, Karen & Guy, the most dedicated & loving son to your parents and a mentor & friend to many. I can't tell you how much guidance, love, joy and happiness you brought to everyone. I have so many memories of those you guided and loved through the years.
May you rest in peace and continue to watch over all of your "children" from heaven. We are so glad that you were a part of our extended family.
Love, Ted, Tammy, Jessica & Rebecca Rebholz

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