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Karl R. Nusbaum

Obituary for Karl R. Nusbaum

August 10, 1955 - May 13, 2021
McHenry, Illinois | Age 65

Loving Husband, Father, Grandpa "Papa", Brother, Uncle and Friend


Karl R. Nusbaum, age 65 of McHenry, passed away peacefully on May 13, 2021 at Northwestern McHenry Hospital.

He was born in Woodstock on August 10, 1955, the son of Harvey and Victoria Nusbaum. He married his beloved wife Kathleen Hickey on November 5, 1982.

Karl was a loving husband, father, grandpa "Papa", brother, uncle, and a friend to many. He had a hearty and infectious laugh. Karl earned an associate degree in Industrial Management and worked in the Tool and Die industry for many years. In his free time, he enjoyed fishing, the great outdoors and working with his hands. Karl was Cubmaster for Troop # 131 in McHenry and was known as the guy who snored the loudest at campouts, but he was a good and well-respected leader. Karl had struggled with numerous health problems over the past 25 years but that did not hold him back from anything he would set his mind to. He passed peacefully leaving us with many great memories.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years: Kathleen; his children: John Nusbaum, Angela Goodman, Diane (James) Van Dyck; his four grandchildren: Joseph Goodman, Morgan, Lilly and Gavin Van Dyck; his siblings Debbie (Steve) Huska, Paul (Gwen) Nusbaum, Tiina (Robert) Mackinlay.

He was preceded in death by his parents Harvey and Victoria Nusbaum, as well as his in-laws Thomas and Mary Hickey.

Visitation will take place on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Dr. McHenry, followed by Funeral Service at the funeral home chapel at 11:30 am. Interment will be at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in McHenry, IL.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to American Kidney Fund c/o American renal Association 500 Cummings Center Suite 6550, Beverley, Massachusetts.

More info contacts the funeral home at 815-385-0063.

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591 Ridgeview Drive
McHenry, IL 60050
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