Herbert Nussbaum

Wednesday, February 19, 2003

Herbert M. Nussbaum, 82, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Feb. 17, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital.

He was born Sept. 26, 1920, at Gordonville, son of Martin A. and Annie Bartels Nussbaum. He and Louise Wessell were married Aug. 11, 1944, at Gordonville.

Herbert was a 1939 graduate of University High School, and was star guard for the school's championship basketball team of 1939. He was an avid fisherman and hunter.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and its Lutheran Men's Club, was an usher, and was a former member of Horseshoe Bend Fishing Club.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Gene M. and Linda Jo Nussbaum of Collinsville, Ill., Joe D. Nussbaum of Cape Girardeau; grandchildren and spouses, Kirk and Honor Nussbaum, Keith and Margaret Nussbaum, Diana and Chris Davolt, Greg Nussbaum, Don and Tracey Nussbaum, Laura Nussbaum; stepgrandson, Charles Burlison; three great-grandchildren, Kira Nussbaum, Molly Nussbaum and Jacob Nussbaum.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Larry Nussbaum; and two brothers, Emil Nussbaum and George Nussbaum.

Friends may call at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. today.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church. The Rev. Douglas Breite will officiate. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park.

The family will act as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran School Building Fund.