Lives Lived: John Wustenberg |

Lives Lived: John Wustenberg

John Peter Wustenberg died peacefully a few nights ago at his Colfax home after a prolonged illness.

He was born in 1945.

Mr. Wustenberg spent most of his last 35 years in Nevada County creating unique bronze and silver jewelry, which gave him iconic status among his fellow jewelry designers.

He was an extremely private man. If anyone knows how to contact his relatives, please call (530) 265-3566.

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