Harvey Fred Nischwitz “Uncle Bud”, 92, of Gordonville, passed away Thursday, October 13, 2016 at the Missouri Veteran’s Home in Cape Girardeau.
He was born August 28, 1924, in Gordonville, son of Fred and Ida Gluckshertz Nischwitz. He and Ruth Sander were married February 18, 1947.
Harvey attended grade school in Gordonville and graduated from College High School in Cape Girardeau in 1941. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1945 until 1946 in the occupation of Japan. He farmed with his father and in 1958 began selling Grade A milk. He joined the Dairy Herd Improvement Association and had the top dairy herd in Southeast Missouri in 1977. He was a member of the Soil Conservation Program and was recognized for having the outstanding pasture in 1966. He participated in MIR record keeping for over 25 years and, being an avid dairyman, Harvey was an active member of Mid-America Dairymen Association, serving as treasurer of SEMO Dairymen for 24 years. He also served on the former Gordonville School Board, was a member of Campster 4-H Club, and helped organize the Gordonville 4-H Club where he was a leader. After retiring from dairy farming and crop farming, he worked at SEMO Sports and Specialties, and at Wal-Mart in Jackson. Harvey was a life-long member of Zion Lutheran Church in Gordonville where he taught Sunday school and had served as treasurer and chairman of the congregation.
Loving survivors include his wife of 69 years, Ruth, of Gordonville; a son, James (Maria) Nischwitz of Wildwood, Missouri; a daughter, Jean (Jim) Stubbs of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; four grandchildren, Kristen (Colin McMillen) Stubbs, Kaci Stubbs, Emily Nischwitz, and Erin Nischwitz; and a sister, Irene Eggiman.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and two sisters, Leona Keller and Eleanor Jones.
The visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, October 15, 2016 in chapel A of McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson, and from 2-3 p.m. on Sunday, October 16, 2016 in the fellowship hall of Zion Lutheran Church in Gordonville.
The funeral will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday in the church fellowship hall with the Rev. Wayne Schwiesow officiating.
Interment will be in Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery in Gordonville with military honors.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to Zion Lutheran Church in Gordonville.
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