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Roy Nussbaumer, 70, passed away March 6, 2022, at Brewster Village, Appleton, after struggling much of his life with physical and mental illnesses.
Roy was born on May 12, 1951, and was baptized at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Winneconne on June 24, 1951. In the first years of life, he was hospitalized often for high fevers and convulsions. He stabilized in his middle grades and enjoyed family trips to eight states. At age 13, Roy was diagnosed with schizophrenia and spent Eighth and Ninth Grade receiving treatment at Winnebago State Hospital. He returned to Omro High School for his Tenth Grade, then worked at the UW-Oshkosh Food Service, Westhaven Golf Club, and at other companies. He was confirmed at Omro’s Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in June of 1966, and completed a G.E.D. on July 21, 1978.
During his lifetime, Roy lived in Omro, Oshkosh, Green Bay, and in Appleton, where he resided in several apartments, at the Villa Phoenix group home, at ManorCare and at Brewster Village.
Roy is survived by his brother Ralph (Maribeth) Nussbaumer of Oshkosh, nephew Blake Nussbaumer of Waukesha, niece Courtney Nussbaumer of Minneapolis, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Bernice Nussbaumer of Omro, and a stillborn sister, Rose Ann.
Roy had many fine caregivers, including Outagamie County HHS social worker Kathy Nyman; ManorCare social worker Summer Heil Standke; Brewster Village employees Amber S. (retired), Amber H., Sam H., Abby P., Megan P., and Steph; and ThedaCare At Home Hospice employees Christina, Melissa, Hope, Joan and Larry; and Scott Johnson from Optum.
A visitation will be on Saturday, March 12, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. until Noon at Mueller Funeral Home 904 E. Main St. Winneconne. A funeral service will be held on Saturday at Noon at the funeral home. Burial will be on Monday, March 14 at 1:00 p.m. in Lake View Memorial Park, Oshkosh.
Instead of flowers, the family recommends donations made in Roy’s name to NAMI Oshkosh, 525 N. Main St., Oshkosh WI 54901.