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Charles Kent Nusbaum

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT

DIXON – Charles Kent Nusbaum, 84, of Dixon, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, on the family farm. He was a lifetime farmer, retiring in 1994.

Chuck was born July 19, 1929, in Glen Elder, Kan., the son of Harvey E. and Mabel (Hendricks) Nusbaum. He married Alberta Mae Barth on Feb. 10, 1951, in Wichita Falls, Texas. He served during the Korean War in the Air Force 50-9 Jet Aircraft Mechanics Training School in Amarillo, Texas. 

He was a founding member of the Dixon Church of Christ, and served as an elder for many years. He served as a member of the Lee County Farm Bureau board. He was active in Dixon Kiwanis, Dixon Men’s Garden Club, and Sister Cities International. In retirement, he and his wife enjoyed traveling extensively.

Survivors include his wife, Alberta Nusbaum, and one son, Mark (Gloria) Nusbaum, both of Dixon; four daughters, Nancy (Tom) Wadsworth of Dixon, Janet (Eric) Mansfield of Naperville, Melody (Jonathan) Mitchell of Altadena, Calif., and Judy Springer of Milwaukee; one brother, Paul (Pat) Nusbaum of Dixon; two sisters, Arleta Harms of Rock Falls and Joyce Baker of Charlotte, N.C.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and four sisters.

The family will have a private graveside service with full military honors at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon. Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon is handling arrangements.

A memorial has been established to the Alzheimer’s Association Rock River Branch, 93 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon.

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