Adolph "Bud" Lawrence Nix

June 17, 1928November 27, 2020

Adolph "Bud" Lawrence Nix, passed away, Friday, November 27, 2020 at St. Anne Home & Retirement Community.

Bud was born in Washington Township in Whitley County, Indiana on June 17, 1928. He was the youngest son of Aloysius and Rosa Nix. He attended Washington Center High School and graduated as salutatorian of his class in 1946. Bud was active in the CYA (Catholic Young Adults) where he met Cecelia (Sheila) Veronica McHugh. He and Sheila married on October 15, 1960 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

He was an avid bridge player, having been in several bridge groups in Fort Wayne and Grabill. He loved family dinners with his children and grandchildren. In the summers he loved tending to his garden and flowers. Bud owned Mettler-Nix Insurance Agency where he worked for over 60 years. He assisted Sheila as they traveled to many cities selling antiques for over 20 years. For fun, Bud and Sheila traveled to Irish Fests throughout their marriage.

Sheila preceded Bud in death on October 15, 2014. Surviving are his children, Patrick (Laura) Nix of Louisville, Jerome (Christine) Nix of Ft. Wayne; daughter, Brigid (Brad) Martin of Huntertown; grandchildren, Kathryn, Brendan, Cecelia, and Griffin. Bud was preceded in death by ten brothers and sisters.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am on Monday, December 7, 2020 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church (1502 East Wallen Road, Fort Wayne), with calling one hour prior.

Private family burial will be held at St. Catherine of Alexandria, Nix Settlement.

Memorials may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church or St. Anne Retirement Community Randallia Place.


  • St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
  • St. Anne Home & Retirement Community



  • Visitation

    Monday, December 7, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Monday, December 7, 2020


  • Final Resting Place, Preferred Memorials


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Teresa Carr

December 5, 2020

A gentle, kind, patient and true gentleman. Love and condolences to the family. Uncle Bud will be in our prayers.

Mary & George Morrison

December 4, 2020

Jerry - We happened on your dad's notice of passing in the newspaper. We are sorry to hear of it and would like to offer our condolences to you, Christine and the kids. This is a tough time, but know your strong faith will prevail. Be well.
Mary & George Morrison

Shirley (Nix) Smith

November 30, 2020

To Patrick, Jerry, Brigid and your families.
I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Bud’s Passing. I’m sure he will be greatly missed by many. You know he is like the butterfly – he has come to life in its fullest now, being with your mother and that big Nix family in God’s presence.
He was such a kind and gentle person. I remember when my sisters and I were young and Dad working 2 Sundays out of 3, we needed a ride to church. At that time, my mother hadn’t joined church, but she saw to it that we knew our lessons and got to Mass. So it was Uncle Bud, at that time living with his mother, that he came when the weather was bad and took us to church. Sometimes when the weather was nice, we liked walking. He must have been pretty young then as he was only 10 years older than I.
May God be with you all during this difficult time.
With Love, & Prayers,

Mike Gruettert

November 30, 2020

We brought many New Years together at the Nix's home playing games and cards. Bud always had a pleasant, friendly smile. He was a great guy!
Praying for your Family,
The Gruettert family

Laura Strack

November 29, 2020

Getting to know Bud at St. Anne's was such a pleasure, he truly was a very special guy! I know I will miss his singing, his laugh, and his great willingness to help with anything he could. I'm so sorry for your loss, especially during the holidays and the season we find ourselves living in. Thank you for sharing him with all of us.

Marcia Wright

November 29, 2020

Dear Patrick, Jerry, Brigid, and families. We were so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. He was such a kind and gentle man. When mom was in Hospice, he came often and always brought her a single rose. We would keep the rose by her bedside so she could see it. Now, he is joining his family in the heavenly realms. May God comfort you in this most difficult time of loss.

Marcia Cayot Wright and Family

Jim & Kathy Bugert

November 29, 2020

Uncle Bud was my Godfather. That gave me an inside road to good advice. His Christmas present of a Daisy BB gun is still working. I recall getting it at a party at Uncle Kenny & Maryann's and immediatly going to their woods and shot a rabbit. Came in and told mom what I did but was happy the bunny got away. Uncle Bud did his job well and left a great legasy.