Ned Norton Nutzman, 88, died March 13, 2013 in Nebraska City. He was born July 15, 1924 in Omaha to Eugene A. and Emma (St. John) Nutzman. He was raised and lived most of his life south of Nehawka. He married Mariana Schomaker on June 10, 1945 at Nehawka. They celebrated their 66th anniversary in 2011. Mariana passed away later that year.
He is survived by daughter Ann (Ed) Atkinson, Omaha; son Wade (Sue Schlichtemeier-Nutzman) Nutzman, Nehawka.; grandson John’s wife Lori Atkinson, Omaha and children Machaela, Andrea, and Christopher; grandson Kevin Atkinson (Jenny) and girls Katelyn and Jade, Denver; sister-in-law Mary Lou Nutzman, Louisville; sister-in-law Helen Weber, Lincoln; cousins, nephews, nieces, other relatives, and friends.
He was preceded by sisters Mildred Nutzman and Janet Nutzman Young, wife Mariana, grandson John, and brother Deane.
He graduated from Nehawka High School in 1941 and attended UN-L before and after time in armed services. He was a member Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity.
Ned and Mariana moved to Nebraska City in 1996. A gifted athlete, Ned played in a 1937 exhibition 6-man high school football game in Memorial Stadium at age 13; won a shotput event at the Big Six Conference Track Meet in 1946, representing University of Nebraska.
He was a former farmer with a lifelong interest in cattle. He was a bonded cattle buyer and attended many sale barn auctions in his lifetime. He was a member of American Legion and Nehawka United Methodist Church.
He served with the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII as a co-pilot in B-24 aircraft and was in London during V-E Day and watched Winston Churchill’s motorcade drive by.
Ned enjoyed running a bulldozer and playing golf with friends. He thought it was unique that for much of his life he was “NNNNN” — Ned Norton Nutzman of Nehawka Nebraska.
Due to cremation, no viewing or visitations are planned. A memorial services is at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16, at the First United Methodist Church – Nehawka. Memorials are suggested to the church, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery or Nehawka American Legion.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.marshallfuneral.com. Marshall Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.