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Lyn Nygren

November 15, 1924 — August 25, 2010

Hastings resident, Lolita Lyn Nygren, 85, passed away Wednesday, August 25, 2010, at the Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital, Hastings, NE. Private graveside service will be Monday, August 30, 2010 at 11 AM at the Bristow Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery, Bristow, NE with the Pastor Raymond Hagberg officiating. Visitation will be Friday, August 27, 2010 from 5 PM to 7 PM and Saturday from August 28, 2010 from10 AM to 2 PM at the Brand-Wilson Funeral Home, Hastings, NE. Condolences may be sent to the family from Lyn was born November 15, 1924 in Davenport, NE. As a youth in Nebraska she was very active in music. She participated in many musicals and stage performances where she held the lead parts in singing and playing the piano before live audiences. After graduation from, Blue Hill, NE in 1942, she traveled to the West Coast and lived in Seattle where her two cousins from Nebraska lived and served in the Navy. While living in Seattle she continued her love of music and took classes at the University of Washington at the Cornish School of Music and Northwestern School of Music. She sang with a band at the U.S.O. and worked as a switchboard operator and admissions clerk at the Swedish Hospital in Seattle, WA. After the war she moved to San Francisco where she bought a home and worked for Premium Products as a bookkeeper and Juilliard Alpha as an Executive Secretary until she retired and moved back to live in Nebraska. While living in San Francisco she was an active member of the Lutheran Church, a past president of the VFW, and a member of the Eastern Star and the Union Local 318. Lyn had traveled throughout the United States and visited many different cities. She also traveled twice to Canada, Mexico and Europe. She took two extensive trips to Europe and visited ten countries on one trip and five countries on another. While in Switzerland she visited her relatives in Feldbach and saw the family home where her great-grandmother and grandmother were born. When in Austria she saw where The Sound of Music was filmed, in Germany she visited where the Nuremberg trials were held, and in Italy she saw the Scala Opera House, but to her sadness it was closed. When she retired in Nebraska she resided in Kenesaw and Hastings. Having worked all her life, she started to work again at the Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital, as a secretary at the Respiratory Cardiology Department for eight years. Lyn retired again and lived in Hastings then until her death. While living in Kenesaw she was an active member of the choir at the Lutheran Church in Kenesaw. Lyn was an active member of the St. Pauls Lutheran Church, VFW, Eagles, Eastern Star and was a past queen for the Daughters of the Nile all in Hastings, NE. While living in Seattle she met and married Vincent Nygren. They had one child, a son, Michael Nygren. They later divorced. She is survived by one son, Michael, and wife Patti of Agoura Hills, CA. Three grandchildren, Jason, Kirsten and Amanda, and three great grandchildren, Vienna, Logan and Jack. A brother, Dan Lacey and wife Pat of Grand Island, NE, a nephew Brad Lacey and his daughter Belinda and a niece Diane Parker and husband Brent and their two children, Lacey and Dustin as well as Dianes mother Carolyn Lacey, niece Natasha Rathorst and husband Justin and two sons. Cousins, Phyllis Ruhumann of Lincoln, NE, Raymond Corliss of Golden CO, Shirley Damian of Lincoln, NE and Gerald Schmitt of Ord, NE and a host of relatives from Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Rex Lacey, and her sister Eulanda Felton. Memorials may be given to Mary Lanning Hospice, Hastings, NE.

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