Max J. Nusbaum

  • Born: October 28, 1931
  • Died: November 19, 2019
  • Location: Woodburn, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Covington Knolls

8325 Covington Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family

Max J. Nusbaum, 88 of Woodburn, passed away on November 19, 2019. Max was born on October 28, 1931 to the late Gerwood and Grace (Jones) Nusbaum. Max graduated from Harlan High School in 1949 and was joined in marriage to Pauline Thompson on June 27, 1953. Max served in the Army at Fort Knox, Kentucky during the Korean War. He was president and owner of Hoosier Truck Equipment with Pauline for many years. Max enjoyed hunting out west, fishing in the Northwest Territories, and snowmobiling in Michigan. He was a member of the Woodburn Lion's Club and attended Woodburn Missionary Church.

Max is survived by his wife of 66 years, Pauline Nusbaum; children, Debbie (Jerry) Lange, Susan (Chris) Hissong, and Joni (Calvin) Hissong; 6 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild on the way. Max is also survived by sisters Joanne Letterman and Judy (Bob) Adams.

Funeral service will be on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Woodburn Missionary Church (5108 Bull Rapids Rd, Woodburn, IN 46797) visitation beginning at 12:00 pm until the time of service. Burial will follow the service at Scipio Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Woodburn Lion's Club.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I was hunting in Wyoming when I heard of Max's passing. I did business with Hoosier Truck but also became well acquainted with Max because of our hunting and fishing interests. We spent a lot of shells right in max's office! Good conversations and many of Fort Wayne's businessmen spent time in Wyoming and we shared a lot of those memories.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family, Max will be missed.

Posted by Mike Oetting - Ossian, IN - Acquaintance   December 06, 2019

I'm sorry to see your dad has passed. Our parents are so precious to us. May you find comfort in knowing he will hold a very special place in your heart until you see him again. Hopefully these next few days will be a time to celebrate his life with your family. My thoughts are with you.
With love and friendship,

Posted by Maggie Amstutz-Fiedler - Fort Wayne, IN   November 23, 2019

Debbie - Sending my condolences and love to you, your Mom and sisters on the recent passing of your Dad. Praying for God's divine strength, comfort and peace as you walk this difficult road. I walked this same path 2 1/2 years ago when both of my parents went to be with the Lord, and found His presence immeasurable. You will remain in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Julie Smead Koch - Mayville, WI   November 20, 2019

My deepest sympathies on the passing of Max. Prayers for Pauline, Deb, Susan and Joni along with the family at this time.

Posted by Lisa-Burrier Underwood - Ft Wayne, IN   November 20, 2019