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November 30, 1946 – Friday, December 4, 2009

Service Information
Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Visitation Information

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.

6 Guestbook Entries

  1. Debbie Ordorff

    Sally and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I have so many memories of Carl and your family growing up. I hope Carl and my dad will be the best of friends again in heaven. Love , Deb

  2. Dale Johnson

    Sally and family you have my sincere condolences. I am so glad I was able to sit down and talk with Carl this past summer at the Buffalo car show.It brought back so many great memories we had as kids.

  3. Judy (Barrett) Eggena

    My deepest sympathies to you Sally, and your family. My thoughts of Carl today are happy memories that we shared so many years ago. My thoughts are with you all.

  4. Bob Jex

    I was fortunate enough to work for a company Carl purchased from while at Pakor. I would like pass on my condolences to Carls’ family. He was truly a joy to talk to and work with. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  5. Dalas & Marilyn Nordstrom
  6. Oscar & Laurie Laney and Lyndon & LouAnn Laney

    Jason and family.We were saddened to hear of your dads passing. We will really miss talking with Carl about our hobby of cars. Our thoughts are with you all.


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