He was born December 21, 1921, in Roann, Indiana, to Anna M. (Black) Humberd (preceded in 1986) and Reverend Russell I. Humberd (preceded in 1965). Jesse was married on August 29, 1942, to Laura (Eastep) Humberd, who preceded him in death in 2007.
A man of great faith, who loved his wife and family, he was an avid fan of the Naval Academy, The Ohio State University, and the Chicago Cubs. He was a professor and chairman of the math and science department at Grace College & Seminary of Winona Lake, Indiana, retiring in 1991 after 37 years.
He received two master’s degrees in Arts & Divinity and his Ph.D. was from The Ohio State University. Humberd served as a Deck Officer in the U.S. Navy on the USS Roe in the Pacific Theatre during WWII. He was a resident of Kosciusko County, Indiana, since 1951, and a member of Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church.
He will be lovingly remembered by his two daughters: Lenora (husband Dan) Kingery (Dover, Delaware); Margaret (husband Steve) Damer (Howe, Indiana); five grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; one brother: James Humberd (Burbank, California); and one sister: Martha (husband Don) Allbaugh (Delphi, Indiana). He was preceded in death by his wife, two brothers, and two sisters.
Visitation will be Friday, March 27, 2009, from 6-8 p.m. at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, Warsaw, Indiana. His funeral service will be Saturday, March 28, 2009, at 10 a.m. at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, Warsaw, Indiana, with Tom Miller officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery of Warsaw, Indiana.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace College Science Department, c/o Grace College & Seminary, 200 Seminary Drive, Winona Lake, Indiana 46590.