Jean C. Nuss
Jean C. Nuss, 89, of Wayne died Sunday, March 25, 2018 at Providence Medical Center in Wayne.
Services will be held Tuesday, April 3 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Wayne with the Rev. Jeff Mollner officiating at the 2 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial. Memorial visitation will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Wayne on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a Rosary recited at 1 p.m. Burial with military rites will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne under the direction of Hasemann Funeral Home.
Jean Carl Nuss, son of Carl and Lillian (Hayne) Nuss, was born Oct. 11, 1928 at Wayne. Jean attended Hahn Prep School and graduated from Wayne High School after which he attended Wayne State College for 1 1/2 years. He enlisted in the US Navy and served as an Air Route Traffic Controller 3rd Class from Oct. 21, 1948 through Oct. 20, 1952. Upon discharge from the Navy in 1952, he joined his father in the family-owned Ben Franklin variety store in Wayne where he was an assistant manager until his retirement in 1993. Jean married Madonna Foerster on June 15, 1954 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington. The couple made their home in Wayne. Jean served on many civic committees and held offices in the American Legion Irwin L. Sears Post #43 of Wayne and also served on Wayne County Veterans Board for over 40 years. He was an announcer at Wayne Legion Baseball games at Hank Overin Field for many years. He was a lifelong member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Wayne. Jean enjoyed working crossword puzzles and viewing sporting events.
Survivors include his wife, Madonna; children Michael (Sally) Nuss of Taylors, SC, Carol Gustafson of Wayne, David (Teri) Nuss of Omaha, Margaret (Randy) Ritze of Wayne, Lisa (Craig) Gentzler of Pipestone, Minn., Nancy Nuss of Canton, Mich. and Christopher Nuss of Wayne; a brother-in-law, Stan Kronaizl of Vermillion, S.D.; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Joe, of Bodega Bay, Calif. and a sister, Joan Carl of Hartington.