Howard Wesley Nutt

Mar 20, 1946 - Jul 11, 2020

Howard Wesley Nutt

March 20, 1946 - July 11, 2020


In lieu of flowers, consider a donation in Howard's memory to Good News Productions International or St. Mary's Food Bank. Please see the website links for donation at the bottom of this page.

Howard Wesley Nutt was born on March 20, 1946 in Gary, Indiana to Ziden and Fern Nutt. Ziden and Fern raised all of their children to be thoughtful people of faith - people who would leave a legacy of earnest support for those around them, whether in their personal or professional lives.

Originally setting out to enter the ministry, Howard received his bachelor's degree from Great Lakes Christian College before completing a Master of Arts degree in English and Philosophy at Fort Hays State University and doctoral work at the University of Michigan. He devoted his professional career to the establishment and development of the proposal writing and business development sectors, serving as a founding member of the Association of Proposal Management Professionals and ultimately establishing the Business Development Institute International. You can hear Howard reflect on his 45-year career with characteristic humility and detail here" .

Howard met Jane Vert at Great Lakes Christian College, and they married in 1970. Together, they moved from Michigan to Kansas to Arizona and raised one daughter, Lispeth.

Building and renovating homes was a marriage-long team enterprise for Howard and Jane. Howard was a talented woodworker and furniture maker, and, well into cancer treatments, he could be found loading lumber and alarmingly large appliances into his bright yellow truck.

Howard was the proud owner of a 1975 Triumph TR6, which he spent 43 years maintaining and (when possible) driving, and he was an equally proud and long-term owner of a horribly corny sense of humor.

Perhaps the thing that Howard was most proud of, however, was his lifelong support for and involvement in a number of faith-based and charitable causes. It was Howard's last wish that his passing serve as a positive opportunity to bring attention to a couple of these causes. Please honor this wish and, in lieu of flowers, consider a donation in Howard's memory to Good News Productions International or St. Mary's Food Bank

Howard passed on to meet the Lord on Saturday, July 11, 2020. He is survived by his wife; his daughter, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter; two siblings, Helen and Ziden Jr.; and a loving extended family.

An in-person service will be arranged at a later date, to be scheduled when public safety allows.


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