In the early morning hours of August 29th, 2023, Isaac Edward Sturgal took his own life in his family's home in rural Ettrick, WI. While Isaac was not excited about school starting up again as usual, he always excelled in all his classes. He was taking multiple math classes every year, with the dream of becoming an Aerospace Engineer and hoped to one day work at NASA. He was always striving for perfection in school. Isaac was also a programmer on the Trempealeau County Robotics team 7021, where he made a lot of great friends. His team made it to the world championships in Houston Tx. this year. He was also chosen to attend the National Flight Academy in Florida this past summer and graduated in class 23-09.
Isaac played baseball since he was four years old, and was on the High School Baseball team. He also tried Track, Cross Country and Wrestling. He loved running on his own, and would often go on runs down our back county road out of the blue. We also built a trail through our woods because he loved running trails. He finished a 10K Tough Mudder this past summer with ease. He dedicated countless hours this past summer to lifting weights and running hills to get stronger, and prepare for the 2024 baseball season.
To relax Isaac loved to listen to hard rock music at high volume, build advanced Lego sets, and watch you tube. He also loved vegging out with his two bulldogs. On free weekends he worked at Doc's Roadhouse in Beaches Corners washing dishes and helping with odd jobs.
For the past 4 years we have been vacationing for a week in Hayward in a cabin on the tiger cat flowage where he loved swimming in the lake, getting pulled by the boat on the tube, and attempting to get his bulldogs to swim.
Isaac had big dreams. He pushed himself harder than anyone else could possibly push him. He strove for perfection, not because we demanded it, but because he thought it was the right thing to do. We were always amazed and proud of his work ethic. When he started to receive letter grades in school, we had the idea to pay 100 dollars for each A for a little extra motivation. To which his reply was, "No thanks. I am supposed to get A's."
Thankfully he was kind enough to leave us with some parting words. We will study them the rest of our lives, but never understand them. The first three words were "Please forgive me".
Of course we forgive you son, we love you. In your 5,706 days on this planet, you have given us memories to last a lifetime.
We will never forget you.
Family and friends are welcome for visitation from 3 PM to 6 PM on Thursday, September 14, 2023, at Wozney-Killian Funeral Home, Arcadia.To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Isaac Sturgal, please visit our flower store.