Obituary: Jack Dustman, retired business professor

Jack Dustman

Dr. Jack Dustman, a professor emeritus for The W.A. Franke College of Business, died Nov. 13. He was 78.

Dr. Dustman was born Feb. 27, 1932, in Rockford, Ill. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Hawaii. Following his honorable discharge, he graduated from Arizona State University with his bachelor’s and master’s of business administration degrees.

He taught at the University of Southern California, where he earned his doctor of business administration degree. He also taught at California State Polytechnic and Cal Lutheran University before moving to Flagstaff in 1969 to teach at Northern Arizona University. He taught business administration at NAU for 40 years, retiring in May 2010.

Dr. Dustman was a community leader who served as an adviser for the Sedona Fire Department, president of the Continental Country Club and a coach and board member for Continental Little League. He was an arbitrator for NAU and various organizations throughout northern Arizona, and was a supporter of the NAU Lumberjack Athletic Association.

He also sang in the Flagstaff Master Chorale for many years and played the piano for numerous college, church and community events. He enjoyed the outdoors and the natural beauty of northern Arizona.

On Oct. 29, Dr. Dustman was inducted into The W.A. Franke College of Business National Advisory Board Hall of Fame.

Dr. Dustman is survived by his wife, Jeanne; sons David of Mesa, and John (Elyse) of Studio City, Calif.; daughters Paula (Scott) Martin of Overland Park, Calif, and Lisa (Jon) Abrahamson of Lakeview, Minn.; and four grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 19, at Trinity Heights United Methodist Church, 3600 N. Fourth St. in Flagstaff. In lieu of flowers, a scholarship is being set up in Dr. Dustman’s memory at Northern Arizona University. Condolences can be sent to the family at

Norvel Owens Mortuary is handling arrangements.

Emeritus professor Jon Ozmun provides a tribute to Dr. Jack Dustman at The W.A. Franke College of Business National Advisory Board Hall of Fame awards ceremony in October here.