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toddnutzmanobitTodd Allan Nutzman, 51, of rural Smithfield, Nebraska, died on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 at Bryan Medical Center-East in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Todd was born September 3rd, 1965, at Omaha, Nebraska, the eldest of two children of Donald A. and Colleen M. (Schleeter) Nutzman.

He received his education from Bertrand Public Schools, graduating with the class of 1984. He then pursued higher education at Kearney State College in Kearney, Nebraska, graduating in December of 1989 with a degree in Social Work.

Following his education, he focused his career on caring and skills training for the mentally and physically disabled. He worked at Mid-Nebraska Individual Services, Martin Luther Homes and the Bethphage Mission until his health problems caused him to no longer work full-time. As his health permitted, Todd continued to work when able at the Immanuel Lutheran Church and assisted others who needed part-time care.

He was a past member of Hope Lutheran Church in rural Smithfield, where he was baptized and confirmed. In recent years he was a loyal member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church. When Todd was young, he was active in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts and was proud to have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. He also received the honor of the Order of the Arrow.

Todd enjoyed all outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, skiing and yard work. He will be remembered for his selflessness to care for others and his giving spirit; but most of all his love for his family, especially his nephew and two nieces.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Albert and Ella Schleeter and Maynard and Beulah Nutzman.

Todd leaves to mourn his passing; his parents: Donald and Colleen Nutzman of Bertrand; his sister, Jill Luther and her husband, Gale of Overton, Nebraska; nephew and nieces: William, Addison and Emma Luther; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Celebration of Life Services for Todd A. Nutzman was held on Friday, September 16th, 2016, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Bertrand with Pastor Matt Hacker officiating.

Interment will be held following the services at the Immanuel Cemetery, north of Bertrand.

A memorial has been established in Todd’s honor.

In lieu of flowers memorials are kindly suggested to the family for later designation or to the donor’s choice.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the family at    

The Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege was in charge of the arrangements.