D. Nussbaum

  Dennis D. “Butch” Nussbaum, 82, died Dec. 15, 2021 at his home in Humboldt.

  He was born July 29, 1939 in Drake, ND, the son of Henry and Julia (Larson) Nussbaum. He grew up in North Dakota, and as a young man moved with his family to Colorado Springs where he graduated from Palmer High School. He worked as a rancher in Colorado for a number of years until moving to Cedar Rapids.

  He met Kay A. Cavanaugh, and the two were married July 2, 1966 in Gilmore City. They made their homes in Iowa, Colorado, Wisconsin and Arizona before returning to Iowa in retirement.

  Butch worked as a welder for many years. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, feeding the birds, and the Denver Broncos. Home was his haven, and he was known for his pancakes.

  He is survived by his wife Kay of Humboldt; daughter Heidi (Todd) Smalley of Cordova, TN; grandchildren Erik (Kennedy Rodgers) Smalley, Audra Smalley, and Scott Smalley; great-grandson Mason Smalley; his sister Arlie and her husband Don of Denver; and brother Gary (Wilda) Nussbaum of Colorado Springs.

  Butch wished to be cremated and have no formal service. Please remember him in your own special way. Mason-Lindhart Funeral and Cremation Service of Humboldt is in charge of the arrangements.