Memorials Are Suggested: George Nutt Jr., age 85 (1928-2013)

George Maurice Nutt Jr., 85, of Lincoln, Nebraska, died March 21st, 2013.

George was born January 25th, 1928, in Tekamah, Nebraska, to Florence (Webster) and George M. Nutt. Served in the Army in Korea. Graduate of Lincoln High, University of Nebraska and the University of Colorado. Pitched for the Links and Cornhuskers earning the nickname “Lefty” from teammates. Member of the St. Paul United Methodist Church, American Legion, Lincoln Senior Men’s Golf League, both National and Nebraska State Education Association, and Nebraska Coaches Association.

He taught physical education, health and biology for 35 years in Dorchester, Elwood, Omaha, Arapahoe, Gordon and Lincoln Public Schools while coaching a variety of sports. Honored as the Retired Teacher of the Year at the 2012 Nebraska Teacher Recognition Day.

Survived by wife Marilyn (Lincoln), daughter and son-in-law Nikki and Rex Scott (Lincoln), son and daughter-in-law Bob and Melanie Nutt (Cozad, Nebraska), brother Rollin Soderling (Fargo, North Dakota) and sister and brother-in-law Jodi Nutt and Steve Wilson (Fresno, California), eight grandchildren: Eric Scott and wife Deanna (Valentine), Libby Scott (Lincoln), Amber Fredericksen and partner Samantha Medlock (Lincoln), Tom Fredericksen (Washington, DC), Amber Cochran and husband Joey (Kearney), Brandon Ross (Kearney), Michaela Bradshaw and husband Mark (Cheyenne, Wyoming) and Mallory Nutt (Kearney), five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by beloved daughter Nancy Fredericksen, mother Florence, step-father Ross Soderling, father George and sister-in-law Margaret Soderling.

Funeral Service will be held, Saturday, March 30th, 2013, at Wyuka Funeral Home at 11 a.m. with Rev. Dr. David Lux, St. Paul United Methodist Church officiating, reception at Wyuka to follow.

Memorials to Omaha Schools Foundation for the Nancy A. Fredericksen Fund or St. Paul United Methodist Church.

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