Don Nystrom, age 71, of Cambridge died December 9, 2014 at home. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, December 13th at First Baptist Church in Cambridge with Pastor Bob Jonsson officiating. A time for visiting will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
Donald Robert Nystrom was born in Minneapolis in 1943. He spent nearly his whole life living on family land near Oxlip. He graduated from Cambridge High School and attended the University of Minnesota. He worked in management at Northwestern Bell and Arvig Communications. After retiring, Don went back to school and began a second career in golf course management; he was last employed at Purple Hawk Country Club in Cambridge.
His hobbies included sports and traveling. And while Don loved the outdoors and wildlife, people were his true passion. His selfless and genuine nature made friends out of strangers. He endeared himself to others with his positive outlook and infectious optimism, which was grounded in his faith in Jesus Christ. Friends and family turned to him for an encouraging word, a listening ear, or a good-natured laugh. Don had a genuine love for others, and he will be remembered as a loving husband, faithful father, great friend and humble servant.
Don peacefully joined his Lord and Savior in heaven while surrounded by family at home on December 9, 2014, after a lengthy illness at the age of 71. Don is preceded in death by his parents, Hilmer and Adeline Nystrom He is survived by his best friend of 50 years, Mary and their children Lisa (Tim) Lynch, Jon, and Eric (Jennifer), grandchildren Madisen, Jack, and Grace Lynch, and Joshua, Jenaya and Justin Nystrom, and his sisters Virginia Thompson and Josephine Berres.
Memorials can be made to:
Feed My Starving Children
401 93rd Avenue NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55433