Nicholas P Nusbaum went to be with the Lord and Savior on August 6, 2012 after a short stay in the hospital. He was born December 12, 1919, in Hugo, Colorado, the son of Andy and Katherine Nusbaum. Nick was the seventh of ten children.
His first few years after graduation from Hugo High School were spent in Hugo and Denver working for the Union Pacific Railroad like his father and uncles. He was inducted into the U S Army on February 19, 1942 and served in the Air Corps during World War II. He was discharged from the U S Army Air Force in December 1946.
On November 26, 1946 he married a Texas girl, Delrose Marie Jarisch and they lived in Austin, Texas and later San Marcos. They enjoyed 53 years together before Delrose’s passing on November 7, 2000. During their time together they had three children: Linda, Nick Jr and Monte.
After leaving the service he went to work for The Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) in the Accounting Department. He continued working there except when he was called back to active duty with the U S Air Force during the Korean Conflict between 1951 and 1953. In 1956 Nick was transferred to San Marcos as Chief Clerk and was promoted to Assistant District Manager in 1964. He retired in 1985 as Director of Purchasing after 38 years of service with LCRA.
Nick remained active in the Air Force Reserve and was rated as Command Pilot. He retired in 1972 after 30 years as Squadron Commander of a C-130 Tactical Air Lift Squadron with the rank of Colonel.
Nick loved flying having traveled around the world several time, enjoyed traveling with Delrose after his retirement, hunting with his sons, and having lunch with his friend Lee Temple. Nick was active with American Legion, Order of the Sons of Hermann, and the Retired Officers Association. He especially enjoyed the company of his grandchildren and great grandchildren and attending their various activities.
Nick is survived by three children, Linda Allen, Nick Nusbaum Jr and wife Sharon, and Monte Nusbaum and wife Nancy, 7 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. He is also survived by one sister, Aggie Akins in Montrose, Colorado.
Although Dad only spent two and a half years at Horizon Bay, the family wishes to express our thanks for the loving care they provided. In the short time he was there it definitely became home to him.
In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be given to the American Cancer Society, or the Alzheimer’s Association, or to a charity of your choice.
Family will receive friends at Pennington Funeral Home, 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., with Rosary at 7:00 P.M., Monday, August 13, 2012. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, August 14, 2012, at St. John’s Catholic Church in San Marcos. Interment to follow at Memory Lawn Memorial Park in Martindale.
Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, 323 N. Comanche, San Marcos, Texas 78666, 512-353-4311. Obituary and guestbook online at www.penningtonfuneralhome.com
Kenneth DeesAugust 8th, 2012 on 3:11 am
I am very sorry for your loss. I know you and your family will be able to feel comfort in knowing your dad is in a better place.
Our prayers are with you.
Cecil Wayne and Gayna CowanAugust 8th, 2012 on 10:40 pm
Linda, Nick and Sharon, and Monte and Nancy,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Nick and Delrose were very special to Cecil and I. I pray that God will wrap His Loving Arms around you and your families during this time.
Cecil Wayne and Gayna Cowan
KatelynAugust 9th, 2012 on 4:56 am
I was so sad to hear of Nick’s passing. I will miss seeing his earsplitting grin and hearing his sly little jokes! My condolences to his family.
dale robertsAugust 10th, 2012 on 3:36 pm
So sorry to learn of Nick’s passing. He was a great guy and I’m sure he enjoyed living to the upmost. We can rest assured that he is in a far better place now and enjoying being with family and friends
The Daugherty FamilyAugust 13th, 2012 on 4:36 am
We were sadden to hear about your loss. Our prayers are with you Monte and Nance. Mr. Nusbaum is now cerebrating all he had forgotten. God Bless.
Ernie VorwerkAugust 13th, 2012 on 1:10 pm
I served with Nick in the Air Force, and found him to be a great pilot. He was also a wonderful, warm person, with a big smile and a bigger heart. He will be missed so much by so many. I am 90, was a navigator, and I know this was his greatest flight ever.
Tom DahlstromAugust 13th, 2012 on 7:53 pm
My father, Charles Dahlstrom, worked with Nick at LCRA after the Korean War. Nick gave me a reference for a job application to Pedernales Electric Coop. Thanks to Nick, I spent 29 years at PEC as a lineman! Nick is a true definition of “The Greatest Generation!” Thanks for everything sir! The Charles Dahlstrom family. God Bless
Mark and Tanda CrandallAugust 13th, 2012 on 9:17 pm
Monte and Nancy,
Tanda and I are saddened to learn of Mr. Nusbaums passing. He was a good man and his quick wit and big smile will be missed. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Take comfort in knowing that he is in a better place.
Mark and Tanda Crandall
Jack JuengermannAugust 15th, 2012 on 1:01 pm
I flew with Nick many years in the Air Force Reserve and considered him a friend. Condolences to the family.
Col George O Lewis, USAF (Ret)August 15th, 2012 on 9:43 pm
Thank you, Nick, for your service to our country.
Nick NusbaumAugust 17th, 2012 on 4:58 pm
Linda, Nick & Sharon, and Monte & Nance, Marty and I are sad to hear of Nick’s passing. Nick and Delrose were good neighbors to us on Progress St. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Marty and Angie Skiles