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Edward Rudolph “Ed” Nussbaum

Jasper County, Indiana, USA
Death 30 Jan 2008 (aged 94)
Chico, Butte County, California, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 177502136 · View Source
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Ed, (formerly of Oroville), died in Chico, CA after 94 wonderfully active years. He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Merriam (Glocker) of Chico; three children, Jim Nussbaum of Laguna Beach, CA, Diane (Ron) Neveu of Moraga, CA, Rich (Jo) Nussbaum of Chico, CA; three grandchildren, Katie (Eric) Moll of Lincoln, CA, Brooke Neveu of Toronto, Canada, and Annie Nussbaum of Santa Cruz, CA; and twin great-granddaughters, Avery and Emmerson Moll of Lincoln, CA. He is also survived by a sister, Esther Alberding of Noblesville, IN, a brother, Jack (Darlene) Nussbaum of Frankfort, IN, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Emma (Troxel) Nussbaum and two brothers, Marvin and Robert Nussbaum.

Ed was born and raised on a poultry farm in Remington, IN. He attended Purdue University and was proud to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1934-1938. While stationed in Virginia, he met Merriam on a "blind date". They were married in her hometown, Baltimore, MD in 1938 and returned to Remington, IN where he joined his father and brothers in the family poultry business, Fairview Farms. This business grew to become one of the largest poultry farms in the mid-west with a hatchery, both broiler and laying hens and a dressing plant.

Ed had many interests and great leadership qualities. In business, he was on the Board of Directors of the Indiana State Poultry Assoc. and was a guest lecturer at Purdue University on Nutrition and Disease Management in Chickens.

Ed was active all his adult life in the Methodist Church. He taught Sunday School for 40 years and was a Lay Leader/ Speaker for 20 years. He was a 32nd degree Mason and active in Eastern Star.

In 1942, Ed became a Boy Scout leader which he continued into his retirement. He was a member of the National Boy Scout Council and in 1962 received one of the scouting's highest service awards, "the Silver Beaver".

Ed also had political interests which started with serving on the Remington Town Council for 16 years; then serving as Republican County Chairman for Jasper Co. Indiana for 7 years.

Ed also loved family vacations and found time too for his 3 favorite hobbies: fishing, gardening, and doing chicken barbecues for local groups.

In 1979 he retired and he and Merriam moved to California to be near their children and grandchildren. They settled in Brentwood, a rural area where he could still have a "mini-farm" and continue to have chickens and a garden. He remained active in the Methodist Church and Boy Scouts starting one of the first scout troops in Brentwood.

After 10 years, this "farmer" decided it was getting too crowded in Brentwood so they moved to Oroville, CA near his son and family. Here he continued his church work, chicken barbecues, gardening, fishing, and joined the "Sirs". They lived in Oroville for 15 years until health issues moved them to an assisted living facility in Chico, closer to their son.

Ed will be missed by his family and friends, but warmly remembered by everyone he touched. He was a friend to all as well as a mentor and role-model to many. He was a man well-lived and well-loved.


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