Jon Richard Nauta


Jon Richard Nauta, age 55, of Edmore passed away on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at his home, with his loving family by his side.  Jon was born on July 17, 1958 in Edmore, the son of Richard R. and Betty Jean (Johnson) Nauta.  He was raised in the Edmore area and graduated in 1977 from Montabella High School.


Jon loved farming and farmed Nauta Farms his whole life.  He loved to fix and fabricate equipment, enjoyed hunting, trapping and bee keeping.  He was a collector of vintage cars, snowmobiles and traps.  He loved his horses and hunting dogs and especially loved having coffee with friends every morning and afternoon.  Jon was an active member of the Michigan Trappers Association.  He worked for Montcalm County as a nuisance trapper.


Mourning their loss of their brother are: Richard Nauta of Edmore; his sister, Susan (Dave) Clark of Shepherd and his half brother, Mike (Nancy) Shaffer of Stanton, along with many friends who will definitely miss spending time with him over a cup of coffee.


Jon was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Betty.


Per the family’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A celebration of Jon’s life will take place at a later date.


Condolences may be expressed to the family utilizing the guestbook below.




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  • RJ & Mary Ann Nye (Friday, February 21 14 02:43 pm EST)

    Rich, we are so sorry to hear about Jon. He was a great guy and he will be missed. We are thinking of you.

  • Lee O Scheiern (Friday, February 21 14 05:58 pm EST)

    Rest in peace good neighbor.

  • Terry mitchell (Friday, February 21 14 06:09 pm EST)

    This was sad news.Always had fun playing on the farm with you guys as kids.He will be missed by many.RIP Jon

  • Greg Himebaugh (Friday, February 21 14 10:52 pm EST)

    Rich, sorry for your loss. Hope to see you soon.

  • Jerry and Vonnie (Saturday, February 22 14 09:42 am EST)

    Our sympathy at this time of your loss of your brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Phil & Karen Sell (Saturday, February 22 14 10:43 am EST)

    Our sympathy to Mike, Susan, and Dick on the loss of your brother. May happy memories give you comfort at this time.

  • Bret O'Brien (Saturday, February 22 14 03:38 pm EST)

    I'm so sorry for your loss. Jon will be dearly missed and I'm glad I got to share some great moments with him. I will never forget him.

  • Jerry and Judy Duran (Saturday, February 22 14 04:19 pm EST)

    So sorry to learn of Jon's passing. I remember him as my 6th grade student at McBride. I know he will be missed. My husband and I extend our sympathy and prayers for the family.

  • Mike and Sonja Rasmussen (Saturday, February 22 14 08:10 pm EST)

    So sorry to hear of Jon's passing. Sending your family our prayers.

  • Al Pool (Sunday, February 23 14 11:33 am EST)

    Rich, sorry to hear about Jon. Doesn't quite seem possible. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Stacey Williams (Kimball) (Sunday, February 23 14 04:55 pm EST)

    So sorry to hear about Jon. Even though I haven't seen either one of you in years, Jon wasn't far from my mind after learning he was sick a few years ago. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this

  • Lisa Hein (Monday, February 24 14 08:21 am EST)

    Susan and Rich
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. John was a very special man. Thinking of you.

  • Jane and Cal Beach (Monday, February 24 14 08:57 am EST)

    Jon's presence of quiet strength and strong character will be always remembered and deeply missed. Keeping everyone in our thoughts--Jane and Cal Beach

  • Jill (Tuesday, February 25 14 01:56 pm EST)

    I am so very sorry to hear about Jon. Please know that my thoughts are with you all. So sad, he was a wonderful guy.

  • Dawn Roszell (Tuesday, February 25 14 01:57 pm EST)

    Words cannot express my sadness. I really enjoyed the times Jon came to Farm Services and the talks we had. He was an honest, hardworking friend and will be greatly missed.

  • Clint & Shirley Roberts (Wednesday, February 26 14 03:58 am EST)

    Rich, we are so sorry to learn of Jon's passing. He was a fighter for sure. We pray for God to give you His comfort and healing.

  • Mike and Pam (Voss) Westman (Friday, March 07 14 03:19 pm EST)

    I am so sorry for your loss Susan.

  • Barbara & Kelley Leach (Sunday, April 06 14 12:17 am EDT)

    We were so sorry to learn of John's passing. He was a great guy and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

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