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Roy, 92, died October 8, 2008, at the LuAnn Nursing Home in Nappanee, Indiana. He was born May 31, 1916, in Wakarusa, Indiana. Roy was a 1934 graduate of Wakarusa High School. As a member of one of the Peace Churches during WWII, he elected alternative service and in 1943-45 he became one of the CPS (Civilian Public Service) smokejumpers. Roy was a carpenter and retired from Terry Horein Builders and lived most of his life in the Granger, Indiana area. He was a member of the United States Badminton association and enjoyed and played badminton tournaments all over the United States. He enjoyed all sports, especially Notre Dame basketball. Roy is buried at the Olive Cemetery in Wakarusa, Indiana.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Nussbaum, Roy Edward (Missoula 1943)" (2020). Smokejumper Obituaries. 431.