REFLECTIONS ON THE LIFE OF ROBERT NUZUM
IN LOVING MEMORY OF ROBERT NUZUM
Birth - December 19, 1943
Death - June 15, 2011
Age - 67 years old
Robert K.(Bob) Nuzum, age 67, formerly of Baxter, Iowa, passed away on June 15,2011,at home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday June 25, 2011 at 11 a.m. in the Bethany United Church of Christ in Baxter with Pastor Bryant officiating. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. prior to the funeral service.
Bob was born December 19, 1943,in Baxter, Iowa, the son of A.L.(Al) and Mazie Nuzum. He graduated from Baxter High School in 1962. Having joined the U.S. Naval Reserves in 1961, he began his active duty service in 1962, including service aboard a destroyer inthe Cuban Missile Crisis U.S. Naval blockade of Cuba in the fall of 1962. After his service in the U.S. Navy, and attendance at Kansas State University, Bobworked in sales and maintenance at his father's feed mill in Baxter for a few years, then farmed briefly, first near Baxter, and then near Panora, Iowa. He then moved to Dallas, Texas, where he worked briefly at a tire plant, and then in maintenance for the U.S. Postal Service until his retirement in 1999.
He married Sharon Vander Ploeg of Prairie City, Iowa on August 14,1963. After he completed his Naval Service, they moved to Manhattan, Kansas where he attended Kansas State University. They divorced in 1967. He married Lorraine Zink of Baxter, Iowa on June 14, 1969. They had two children, Jennifer Oatman now of Austin, Texas, and Raymond Nuzum, now of Fairplay, Colorado. They were divorced 1990. On August 14,1990, Bob again married his high school sweetheart and first wife, Sharon Vander Ploeg Creasy of Brandon, Florida. They first lived in Dallas, Texas, and then moved to Forney, Texas, where they lived until his death.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, an older brother, A.L. (Bill) Nuzum, a nephew, Tod Nuzum, a niece Heather Nuzum, and another neice, Carolyn Krueger. He is survived by his wife, Sharon, a younger brother, Bruce Nuzum (Shirley) of Newton, Iowa, a younger sister, Lorra Nuzum, of Ormand Beach, Florida, his son and daughter, a step-daughter, Tela Brunson Williams (Robert(Rob) of Brandon, Florida, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and by his best friend since kindergarten, Ken Pfile (Wanda Smith) of Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to the family.
Fredregill Family Funeral Home, in Baxter, has been entrusted with the care of Bob and his family. 641-227-2622
Fredregill Family Funeral Home - Baxter IA