John Husted

John Husted, 74, Olathe, KS passed away peacefully on April 7, 2015 at Overland Park Regional Hospital in Overland Park, KS.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 11:30 AM at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd. Raytown, MO with a memorial service to follow at 12:30 PM. Military burial is scheduled for Monday, April 20, 2015 at 1:30 PM at Leavenworth National Cemetery in Leavenworth, KS.

John was born November 19, 1940 in East Saint Louis, Illinois to the late Mr. and Mrs. John and Waunita Husted.  He served in the United States Army in the 82nd Airborne Division, making 50 jumps during his service as a paratrooper.  Following his service to his country, John became a professional skydiver, having over 1,500 jumps, and was a commercial pilot for 50 years.  He was an avid lover of all types of animals, mainly wild animals, and enjoyed playing softball and competing in Senior Olympics.

John is survived by his son Jordan Husted (Jasmine); daughter, Nicole Husted; granddaughter, Aubrey Husted; sister, Joyce Forhan; brother, Mark Husted; and brother, Bob Husted.

John will be greatly missed by his loving family and friends.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Operation Wildlife (OWL) in his name.


  1. Air Charter Team on April 17, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    We will truly miss you John. You are such a wonderful man and so glad to have known you over the years and all of our private jet business that we worked together on.

    Flying memories always in our hearts

    May God Bless the Family!

  2. jimette raymond on April 18, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    We shared love for Aubrey. I am so glad she had you in her life. We will always help her to remember you and your love for her. Prayers for family and friends.

  3. Liz and Tim Huber on April 19, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Love to all

  4. Kim on May 12, 2015 at 11:40 pm

    For whatever reason, I didn’t get to say Goodbye. But no one can take you from my life, because a mind and a heart do not forget their father. Hopefully you saw the light this time. You were worried last time ;’-)
    Love you daddy…

  5. Deanna Clayton on May 13, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    My condolences to the family. Tears welled in my eyes when I found out today. Even though I’m his first ex-wife, I am truly sorry he is gone, as we shared having Kimberly Ann our wonderful, beautiful daughter together for which I will be forever thankful. May he rest in peace.

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