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Obituary: Morris Lee Nolting, Columbus

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Mr. Morris Lee Nolting, 89, of Jonesville, formerly of Columbus, passed away September 24, 2012, in South Holland, IL.

Born October 16, 1922, in Columbus, IN, he was the son of Marcus and Elsie (Schumacher) Nolting.

On November 30, 1947, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Jonesville, he married Joy Mellencamp, who preceded him in death in 2007.

Morris was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Seymour where he was a member of the Lutheran Men’s Choir. He served in the European Theater during World War II as a member of the Army 313th Infantry 79th Division. Morris was a petroleum distributor for Kiel Brothers in Columbus and was also a bus driver for Bartholomew County School Corporation. He was a member of the VFW and American Legion, and was an honorary member of the National Guard.

He is survived by his children, Cynthia (Steve) Myers, Sandy (David) Swanson, Suzi (Ted) Weigel and Dwight (JoAnn) Nolting; 12 grandchildren;  4 great-grandchildren; brothers, Marcus Nolting and Howard Max (Catherine) Nolting; and sisters, Rosalyn (James) Lanham and Carol (Kenneth) Kiel.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and sisters, Virginia Burbrink and Elizabeth Cline.

Funeral services will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church on Saturday, September 29, at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Philip Bloch, Rev. James Rodriguez and Vicar Joseph Barlau officiating. Burial will take place at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Jonesville, with full military graveside rites conducted by VFW Post 1925, American Legion Post 89, Disabled Veterans 47, Korean and Vietnam Veterans, all of Seymour.

Friends may call at Voss Chapel in Seymour on Friday from 4:00-8:00 p.m. and on

Saturday at the church from 9:00 a.m. until time of service.

Memorials may be written to Immanuel Lutheran Church, St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Jonesville, or Sabbath Center Ministries (


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