November 30, 1946 – Friday, December 4, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Carl R. Nyholm, age 63, died peacefully Friday, December 4, 2009 at his Buffalo home from cancer.
Carl Robert was born to Carl A. & Florence W. (nee Johnson) Nyholm on November 30, 1946 in Minneapolis. He was raised in Albion Center, south of Annandale. He attended Mount Hermon Lutheran Church in Annandale where he was baptized (Apr 1947) and confirmed (May 1961) in the Lutheran faith. Carl completed first grade at the Camp Lake country school and was a 1964 graduate of Annandale High School. He served in the US Army from Dec. 1965 – Oct. 1967 and was a Vietnam veteran. On April 26, 1969 he married childhood sweetheart Sally Burchett at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Annandale. He worked 42 years for Pakor Inc (nee Pako Corp) in Maple Grove and retired in January 2009. A former member of the Crow River H.O.G. (Harley Owners Group) Club, Carl loved to ride his motorcycle. He also enjoyed traveling, fishing, hunting, woodworking, playing cards, and spending time with friends and family. In his earlier years he volunteered for the local youth hockey and baseball organizations. Carl was a talented mechanic and woodworker who made many special gifts for family and friends.
Carl Nyholm is survived by wife, Sally; sons and grandchildren: Jason & Leslie (Cheyenne, Hawkins, Hayes, & Weston), and Brett & Jessica (Ella & Emery); sister, Shirley & Donald Figge; siblings-in-law: Tom & Renee Burchett, and Caroline Burchett. He was preceded in death by his parents Carl & Florence, father-in-law and mother-in-law Donald & Clarice Burchett, brother-in-law, Jerry Burchett and niece Susan Belan. He is further survived by many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, 12/9/09 at 10 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 1200 Hwy 25 S., Buffalo. The visitation will be Tues. 12/8/09 from 4-8 p.m. at the Peterson Chapel and at the church one hour prior to funeral. Interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Ted Vanderpan and Pastor Marianne Zitzewitz will preside over the services.