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Lake Forest Obituary: Henry Nisbet, 97

Visitation and a memorial celebration will be held Tuesday.

Courtesy of Wenban Funeral Home
Courtesy of Wenban Funeral Home
The following obituary is from Wenban Funeral Home:

Henry S. Nisbet, Jr., 97, of Lake Forest, passed away peacefully in the presence of his loving family on Saturday, March 29, 2014.

Henry, affectionately known as “Poppa”, was the adoring husband of the late Jane Belford, proud father of Henry (Kathryn nee Ficaro) and Ann Shelton (the late Randall), enthusiastic, one-of-a-kind grandfather of Daniel, Brian (Lauren), and Kate (Erik), beloved uncle to many, and delighted great-grandfather of Matthew and Thomas.

Born in Bakersfield, CA on July 5, 1916 to Henry and Cynthia Nisbet, he was brother to McDougal Nisbet (late Maxine) and the late Robert Nisbet. Henry graduated from the University of California, Berkley in 1939 and joined the United States Navy in 1941. He served bravely in World War II and continued to serve in the Navy until his retirement with the rank of commander in 1961.

He then founded H.S. Nisbet, Jr. and Associates, a manufacturer’s representative firm, and worked together with his son until 1982.

Henry, always charming, witty and a true bon vivant, continued to fill his life with everything he loved most – his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, golf, travel, socializing and making the most of every moment.

Visitation will be at Wenban Funeral Home, 320 Vine Ave., Lake Forest, on Tuesday, April 1st, from 10 am to 12 pm, with a memorial celebration of his life at noon. Interment at Lake Forest Cemetery will follow.

Please make memorial contributions to USO.org. Info. www.wenbanfh.com or (847) 234-0022

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