James Paul Nault
TAMPA, FL – NAULT, James P., age 82, of Tampa, FL, passed away after a brave struggle with cancer on January 9, 2019.
Jim was born April 25, 1936 in Ishpeming, MI to Henry and Eva (Perrault) Nault. He attended Ishpeming High School and St. Lawrence Seminary, and soon after joined the Army. Jim served for two years and then enrolled at St. Norbert College where he graduated with honors. Jim and Mary (Busch) were married at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Green Bay, WI on September 5, 1959. Jim started his business career with Employers Mutual of Wausau, WI. He excelled in marketing and management, and with skill and determination, he capped off his career as President and CEO of Great Western Sugar Company in Denver, CO. He was an active member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Temple Terrace, FL, serving as a lector and on various committees. He was also a loyal member of The Knights of Columbus, serving as a Fourth Degree Knight and Faithful Navigator. Jim and Mary enjoyed spending summers in Green Bay, WI. Jim’s family was very important to him and he was a loving father and grandfather.
He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Mary; his five children, James “Jay” Nault (Lara Rhoades), Robert Nault (Elisa), Jessica Krauser (Matthew), Monica Nabholz (Baird), and Martha Schuham (Richard), and his 11 grandchildren. He is also survived by siblings Joseph Lloyd Nault, Henrietta Nault Nardi, and Brother Peter Nault, C.S.C.
He was preceded in death by his parents Henry and Eva Nault, brother William Nault, and sisters Phoebe Nault Evans and Bernice Nault Barbiere .
With less than three weeks to live, and his health severely declining, Jim and Mary boarded a plane bound for Turks and Caicos for vacation with their children and grandchildren. For Jim, it was the highlight of his final days. It was an unforgettable event we will cherish for the rest of our lives. A visitation for Jim will be held Sunday, January 13, 2019 from 6-8 pm at Blount & Curry Terrace Oaks Chapel, 12690 N. 56th Street, Temple Terrace, FL 33617. The Funeral Mass will be held Monday, January 14, 2019 at 11 am at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 9715 N. 56th Street, Temple Terrace, FL 33617. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Jim’s memory to Corpus Christi Catholic Church.
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