Kurt L. Nyquist

Kurt NyquistKurt L. Nyquist, 69, of 295 Coal Hollow Road, Kersey, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014, at the Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College after an illness of the past year.

He was born May 5, 1944 in Ridgway, son of the late Albert E. and Ruth B. Brown Nyquist.  He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1962.  He also earned an associate degree from Penn State DuBois.  He was a former employee of the Stackpole Carbon Company for 30 years and retired from Contact Technologies.

On June 4, 1969 in Ridgway, he married Linda L. Hodgson, who preceded him in death on October 21, 2007.

He is survived by a son, Kurt J. Nyquist and his wife Heather of Bellefonte, PA; and two grandsons, Tyler Nyquist and Evan Nyquist.

Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Sally Mesko, and a brother, James Nyquist.  He was the last member of his immediate family.

Mr. Nyquist was a member of the Maria Lutheran Church.  He was a veteran of the US Army having served during the Vietnam Era, and was a member of the Fox Twp. Burial Detail.  He also enjoyed hunting.

Funeral services will be held in the Maria Lutheran Church on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at 1:00 PM, with the Rev. Eric Hart, Pastor, officiating.  Full military rites will be accorded by the Fox Twp. Servicemen’s Burial Detail.  Burial will follow in the Maria Lutheran Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Wednesday evening from 5:00 till 8:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Fox Twp. Servicemen’s Burial Detail, c/o Dagus Mines American Legion, 196 Skyline Drive, Dagus Mines, PA  15831.

Patricia Pasquinelli April 21, 2014 at 6:09 pm

So sorry to hear about Kurt passing.

Mae Wolfe April 21, 2014 at 10:09 pm

Sorry K. J. to hear about your Dad. You have my sympathy.

Barry Green April 22, 2014 at 3:08 am

So sorry to hear about Kurt. He was a good person, and it was my pleasure to know him. He played a mean game of 7up….almost impossible to beat. RIP Kurt.

Barry Green April 22, 2014 at 8:02 am

My condolences to the family. Kurt was a good guy, and a good pool player. He also had some great jokes, and it was a pleasure to know him. RIP Kurt.

Mary Lou ànd Denny Ohlin April 22, 2014 at 8:57 am

Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. When we heard of your dad’s passing it brought back some fond memories so we wanted to share them. My husband Denny and your dad Kurt played taps together for many community functions many years ago. Again our sincere sympathy to all of you!

Mary Lou and Denny Ohlin

Amy Stitzer-Smith April 22, 2014 at 9:35 am

I’m very sorry to hear of your loss. Your family has been in my thoughts and prayers. Your Penns Valley family is here if you need anything.

Amy Stitzer-Smith

Lesley (Serafini) Miller April 22, 2014 at 10:55 am

KJ… I am so sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Heather, and the boys!!!

Ron & June Anderson April 22, 2014 at 11:15 am

Sad news. Kurt & Linda lived next door to my Aunt Freda for many years. Our prayer’s and heartfelt sympathy go out to the family. God Bless each of you and give you comfort and this sad time.

Janet Blew April 28, 2014 at 12:29 pm

Dear Kurt,
I just read of your loss in the CDT. When we lose a parent it seems a part of us is missing too. Please accept my deepest sympathy and know you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Janet Blew

Sharon Lee Nystrom Maus January 13, 2015 at 9:47 am

Kurt, so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I know I am a little late, but my brother and I were talking yesterday about our old reunions with your family and I decided to pull up your dad’s name as we had quite a connection. So shocked and sad to see of his passing. I am your dad’s second cousin. I live in Erie, PA. We used to come to Kersey for family reunions and your family used to come up here at Presques Isle (beaches) for reunions also. Everyone used to call your dad and I “the twins” because we both were born on the same day (May 5, 1944) and we both had the same middle name (Lee). I used to have a little crush on your dad when we were about 16. I still have a picture of he and I at the reunion. I don’t know if you will ever get this post, but know I am thinking of you and am so sorry to here about your dad.

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