Walter E. Nyberg, 92, of Gridley, passed away at 11:30 p.m., Sunday, August 1, 2021 at Snyder Village in Metamora.
He was born February 17, 1929 in Peoria, IL to Walter and Ruth (Anderson) Nyberg. He married JoLaRue Remmers on November 5, 1950 in El Paso, IL. She died on June 8, 2000.
He was also preceded in death by his son, Donald E. Nyberg.
Surviving are three daughters: Deborah (Manuel) Del Campo of Trinity, FL, Cynthia (Michael) Rankin of Danvers, IL, Suzanne (Donald) Raymer of Gridley; one son: Kenneth (Debbie) Nyberg of Smithville, TX; daughter-in-law, Diane Nyberg of Indiana; one sister, Joan Miller of Marietta, GA; one half-sister, Valerie; one half-brother, Jerry Nyberg of OH; 13 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
Walter was a farmer and operated an excavator his entire life. He was a member of the El Paso Flying Club and was the former Waldo Township Road Commissioner. He also was a member of the El Paso Masonic Lodge and a member of Christ Community Church in Gridley. He loved flying, sports, bowling and traveling. Walter worked as a seasonal snowplow driver for IDOT until age of 80.
Private family graveside services will be held at Evergreen Cemetery in El Paso. Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso is assisting the family with final arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Snyder Village in Metamora, IL.
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