Lucile W. “Jerry” Nyberg

Lucile W. “Jerry” Nyberg

 Jerry passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at the Allegan County Medical Care Community.

She was born September 28, 1917 in Allegan the daughter of Martin and Pearl (Durand) Akom. Jerry was a 1935 Allegan High School graduate and lifelong resident of the area. She attended Mahar’s Business College and as a young woman had worked as a secretary for the County Road Commission.

On April 7, 1940, at her parent’s home in Allegan she married her high school sweetheart, Lawrence Nyberg. They were married for over 50 years and together they operated Nyberg Funeral Home in Allegan from 1940 -1980.

Jerry was a member of the First Baptist Church in Allegan and the Lady Lions. She enjoyed snowmobiling and waterskiing at Miner Lake, playing bingo, eating candy and spending the winters in Florida. She was happiest when surrounded by her family and helping others.

Surviving are her daughters, Sandra (Douglas) Grabe of Kalamazoo and Sally (Michael) McCall of Hastings; 5 grandchildren, Kimberly (Paul) Chaffin, Kelli (Michael) Smith, Kristen (Jeff) Chaffin, Chris Grabe and Melissa (Ed) Mohlman and 11 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lawrence in 1991; brother, Wilbur “Bill” Akom and sister, Thelma Stratton.

A graveside service will take place at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Hudson Corners Cemetery with Pastor Nathan Smith officiating.

Contributions in memory of Jerry may be made to the First Baptist Church in Allegan.

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  1. Suzy says:

    Sure will miss her face every morning RIP Jerry

  2. Terry and Nancy Willyard says:

    Sincere condolences to the family on Mrs. Nyberg’s passing.
    She was a beautiful, caring person who gave comfort to so many during her years of service at the funeral home.
    May God hold you close during this difficult time.

  3. Lori Rice says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing, she was such a wonderful woman. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

  4. Dessie Stringe/ Paul too says:

    So sorry to hear about your mom but rejoice she is with the Lord. I have such great memories of living next door to the “Nyberg Funeral Home” and the funny things that happened. I always felt like family with your dear parents. Next time I’m in Michigan we will need to catch up on those days. The last few times we were at the nursing home your mom was sleeping so we couldn’t say hello to her.

  5. Ruth Berkin says:

    Dear Sally and Sandy. .I was so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. She was the last of my l935 classmates that I knew of and just a few months older than I am.. My condolences to you and your families…

  6. Amelia Green says:

    To Sandy, Sally, and family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Jerry was such a special lady and will be greatly missed by everyone. Thank you for allowing me to care for her the last three years. Her kindness is something I will not forget. I cannot think of anyone more deserving of their angel wings. May you find comfort knowing that Jerry is once again united with her husband and is now living in the presence of her Lord and Savior.

  7. Janet Heister Zajac says:

    I remember all the good times we had at the Nyberg home. All the birthday parties and sleep overs. The graduation party. Sandy and Sally you had the sweetest parents. My thoughts and prayers go out to your families.
    Janet Heister Zajac

  8. Dale & Pat Commans says:

    To Sandy, Sally & families,

    We are so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. We will sadly miss her and the visits we had with her at the nursing home. We know she is now where she wanted to be with her dear husband, Larry and with her Lord and Savior. We have had many years of good times with her and Larry. She was a great lady and a dear friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  9. Barbara Mayhew says:

    Dear Sandy, Sally and Family,

    Praying you will be comforted by many precious memories of your Mother. She was so proud of all of her family and loved sharing pictures with us.

    We will miss our visits w/ her, always a sweet smile and loving welcome. Such a comfort to know that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord and loved ones who welcomed her “Home”.

    Love in Christ,
    “Pastor” and Barb

  10. Eugene Snyder says:

    Sandy & Sally You have my thoughts and condolences!

  11. Dale & Pat Commans says:

    Sally, Sandy & family,

    We are so sad to hear of your Mom’s passing. We have had many

    good times with her & Larry. She was a wonderful lady and a great

    friend. She will be sadly missed, but know she is with her heavenly

    father and her dear husband. With our sincerest sympathy.

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