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Sunset Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens

8800 North Alpine Road, Machesney Park, IL

OBITUARY

Gary Nyberg

October 18, 1950September 14, 2017

Gary Bruce Nyberg, 66, of Lincoln, CA formally of South Beloit, passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Born October 18, 1950 in Rockford, IL. Son of Duane Elnore and Juliette Edith Grace (Hillary) Nyberg. Graduate of Harlem High School and Northern Illinois University. Married the love of his life Lorrie Anne Rhead on September 10, 1977 in Beloit, WI. Over the years worked at Shopping Bag Grocery, Johnsonville Sausage, Hebrew National / Con Agra, was self-employed and did substitute teaching while semi-retired.

Gary was an avid reader, avid sports fan of the Chicago teams and especially enjoyed the World Series Championship Cubs, loved to travel, teaching Sunday School, being with family and loved being with kids.

Survivors include wife, Lorrie Anne Nyberg; children, Julie (Shawn) Rudolph, Brian (Michele) Nyberg, Matthew (Andrea) Nyberg, Robert (Virginia) Nyberg; grandchildren, Jackson and Brody Rudolph, Paityn, Carley and Harper Nyberg, Oliver Nyberg, Garrett, Caleb and Gwendolyn Nyberg; mother, Juliette Nyberg; sister, Peggy (Tim) Clow; brothers, Randy (Carol) Nyberg, Tom (Marsha) Nyberg; many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by father, Duane Nyberg; brother, Dennis Nyberg.

Funeral Service at 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 24 at Forest Hill Evangelical Free Church, 5183 Pebble Creek Trail, Loves Park. Visitation at 2 p.m. until time of service. Burial will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers because of his great love of children donations can be made to either J.W. House, 3850 E. Homestead Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95051 or St Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN, 38105. To share a condolence www.sunsetfhmemgardens.com

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, September 24, 2017
  • Funeral Service Sunday, September 24, 2017

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Maria Downs

September 24, 2017

Our deepest Sympathies to Lorrie and the Nyberg family on your loss. May God hold you all in his loving arms, and give you peace and comfort.

Jean Empereur Hotopp

September 23, 2017

I was a high school classmate of Gary and send my condolences to his family and friends. May God's peace give you comfort.

Sally Hillary

September 22, 2017

My cousin, Gary...too young to be gone so soon. I'm so thankful that I got to spend some time with Gary last summer. It had been many years since we had seen each other. What a very sweet and kind man with such an enthusiasm for life. My deepest sympathy to the family for your loss.

Tom Darden

September 22, 2017

Gary was one of the humblest, kindest and nicest people I have ever met. He never knew it, but I thought of him about a million times over the course of a lifetime. The world has lost a Great Guy.

Robbyn VanVleet

September 22, 2017

Nyberg family our deepest sympathies on your loss
Enjoyed our years together at Forest Hills
The years the guys played softball and couples get togethers
Gary was a sweet man and great witness for the Lord