ROCK-INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – BRAHAM
Arthur Nyland, of Braham, passed away on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at the Lakeside Medical Center in Pine City. He was 84 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, August 10, 2015 at the Braham Ev. Lutheran Church.
VISITATION will be held from 2:00-4:00 pm on Sunday, August 9, 2015 at the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home in Braham and 1 hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.
INURNMENT will be held at a later date in the Leiding Cemetery in Orr, Minnesota.
Arthur “Art” Hilmar Nyland, of Braham, passed away on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at the Lakeside Medical Center in Pine City. He was 84 years old.
Arthur was born on November 8, 1930 in Virginia, MN to parents Thorvald and Christine (Nyland) Nyland. He grew up in Angora and Embarrass, MN; attending Idington Elementary School and graduating from Angora High School in 1948. Art worked in the mines for several years before he joined the US Army in 1952. He served in the Medical Corp and was stationed overseas in Japan. After his honorable discharge in 1954, Art returned to Minnesota and in October he was united in marriage to Shirley Nelson. Art and Shirley were blessed with four children, Keith, Yvonne “Cissy”, Debbie, and Kevin. Art worked for the Economy Ready Mix plant in Braham as a heavy equipment operator for 32 years, before taking a job with Becklin Bros. Excavating in 1986. After Shirley’s death in July of 1971, Art later met and married Evelyn (Burda) Ward on January 10, 1976 in Braham, MN. The couple made their home in Braham. In 1993 Art retired. Art and Evelyn later moved to Elmhurst Commons in Braham. Due to declining health, Art spent his final years at the Lakeside Medical Center in Pine City.
Throughout the years, Art enjoyed many camping and fishing trips with family and friends. Art was proud of his military service and was a 50+ year member of the Rush City VFW Post #6692 and the Pine City American Legion Post #51. He was a talented accordion player and loved to play and dance to polka music. He also enjoyed a lively game of cards and was a joker at heart. He bowled in leagues for many years, and after retirement, Art enjoyed several summers playing golf. He was a longtime member of the Braham Ev. Lutheran Church. Art loved spending time at home and doing projects with his little Ford tractor. Most of all, Art loved his family. He will be dearly missed.
Art is preceded in death by his parents and first wife Shirley.
He is survived by his wife Evelyn of Braham, children Keith Nyland of Denver, CO; Yvonne “Cissy” (David) French of New Castle, Co; Debbie Thompson of Glenwood Spring, CO; and Kevin Nyland of Broomfield, CO; step-children, Gerald (Diana) Ward of Florence, OR; and Marilyn Ward of Eugene, OR; grandchildren, Justin and Jarron French, Jessa Nyland, and Danelle Thompson; step-grandchildren, Andrea French and Jason Thompson; many other relatives and friends.
A Funeral Service was held on Monday, August 10, 2015 at the Braham Ev. Lutheran Church with Rev. Beverly Robinson officiating. Music was provided by Marie Grundberg and Mary Smith. Military Honors were provided by the Rush City VFW. Inurnment will be held at a later date in the Leiding Cemetery in Orr, MN. Arrangements are by the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home of Braham. Condolences may be posted at www.aifuneralhome.com