Ronald G. Nyberg, age 78, of Yankton South Dakota, went home to his Lord on Monday, April 28, 2014.
Funeral services are 2:00 PM, on Friday, May 2, 2014 at Calvary Baptist Church in Yankton with Pastor Rick Slattery and Pastor Tony Gulbrandsen officiating. Burial will be at 1:00 PM, on Saturday, May 3 at the Swede Plain Cemetery in rural Polk, Nebraska with military honors by the Lemuel-Wilcox Post No. 160. Visitation is from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, on Thursday, May 1, at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with a prayer service at 7:00 PM. Visitation resumes one hour prior to the funeral at the church.
Pallbearers are Jonathan Lutes, Tyler Nyberg, Michael Gulbrandsen, Tucker Nyberg, Timothy Gosselin, Stacy Nyberg, and Tracy Nyberg. Honorary pallbearers are Kathryn Lutes, Shannon Gulbrandsen, Amanda Gosselin, Tasha Nyberg, and Trina Gulbrandsen.
Ron and his twin brother, Don, were born October 29, 1935 in Polk, Nebraska to Walter and Rose (Lind) Nyberg. He graduated from Polk High School in 1953 and then attended Norfolk Junior College. Ron was very active in sports in both high school and college. On December 18, 1955, he married Marilyn Sanders in Silver Creek, NE. Ron then served in the United States Army from 1955 to 1957 and then in the Army Reserves for 4 years. He worked for Firestone Tire Company for 35 years. In 1969, Ron was promoted to Retail Sales Manager and supervised 10 company stores in Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota. In 1971, he moved to Yankton and became an owner/manager of the Firestone Store in Yankton. Over the years, Ron received many awards and trips in recognition of his outstanding accomplishments.
Ron loved the Lord and was an active member at Calvary Baptist Church where he served in many different capacities. He was a Sunday School Teacher and Superintendent, Boys Brigade Instructor, Choir Member, Soloist, Adult Bible Study Leader and Pulpit Committee Member. Ron also served on the Board of Deacons, Church Board, Trustee Board and helped in the construction of the new church. Ron was active in many community activities as well, including the Jaycees in Nebraska, the Yankton Sertoma Club where he received the Sertoma Centurion Award. Ron was a member of the Yankton Community Forum. He assisted in the Yankton Centennial activities and the construction of the Yankton baseball and softball complex where he also served as an umpire. Ron was active with the Boy Scouts for many years and received multiple awards for his work in scouting, including the Silver Beaver in 1993. Ron enjoyed singing and music was a big part of his family. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and loved the camaraderie of his good friends and coffee groups.
Ron is survived by his wife, Marilyn of 58 years; four children: Ken (Elita) Nyberg of Bridgewater, SD, Lori Nyberg Lutes of Lawrence, KS, Marci (Tony) Gulbrandsen of Racine, WI and Kirk (Melissa) Nyberg of Baldwin City, KS; eight grandchildren: Jonathan Lutes, Kathryn Lutes, Shannon Gulbrandsen, Amanda (Timothy) Gosselin, Michael (Trina) Gulbrandsen, and Tyler, Tucker and Tasha Nyberg; two sisters, Virginia Samuelson of Polk, NE and Shirley Shackle of Paola, KS, four sisters-in-law, Julie Nyberg of Loves Park, IL, Jane Nyberg of Polk, NE, Marilyn Nyberg of Central City, NE, and Norma Sanders of Holdrege, NE; brother-in-law, William Sanders of Lincoln, NE and many nieces and nephews.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents; beloved daughter, Sheri Williams and son-in-law, Michael Williams; four sisters: Elaine Ascanio, Margaret McCutcheon, Doris Smith and Rose Marie Stranberg; and four brothers: Duane, John, Dale and Don Nyberg.
Messages will be reviewed and posted within 1 business day.
Dear Great Aunt Marilyn,
Your in our thoughts and Prayers. Ron will be missed.
Love Phillip & Wendy Sanders
Dearest Marilyn and Family, We are so sad for your loss of such a wonderful husband, father and such a good man. We are praying for all of you and sending our love. Sheri and Michael are giving him the grand tour of Heaven!
Peace xo Mary, DB & Donald Ross
I am so sorry for your loss. May God hold you all in his loving arms & walk you through this very difficult time. God Bless You All.
AmySue Kleinschmit-Anderson (Classmate of Marci's)
Dear Marilyn and Family,
We are sad for the loss of Ron, a wonderful caring man, let the comfort of our Savior Jesus Christ comfort you.
Collin & Doris Knudson
I am so sorry for your loss and it came as a shock to me. I know you don't know me but Ron and Don as well as Merlin Nyberg and myself were boyhood buddies in Polk, Nebraska in the forties. My dad was then pastor of the Free Church in Polk. We left Polk in the early 1950 when my dad accepted an invite to a church in Chicago. All us boys were the same age and in school together. You probably know my sister Marilyn Stranberg.
My deepest sympathy I extend to you and may the Lord watch over you and comfort you during this time. From the bottom of my heart may God Bless you and your family
Dear Marilyn and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Although I only met you and your husband twice
you both made a huge impression on me. You are all in my prayers.
Julie Campagna - Lori's friend from NJ
I am a friend of Lori, and I just wanted to let you all know that I am praying for you during this time of loss. I am so sorry.
Dear Nyberg Family,
During this time loss, may you feel the arms of our Heavenly Father wrapped around you bringing peace and comfort. Special prayers for the whole family.
Amy Weidner Segura (high school friend of Marci's)
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