Crystal Falls - LeRoy Nylund, 83, of Crystal Falls, passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at the Oscar G. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center in Iron Mountain.
He was born July 25, 1929, in Crystal Falls, son of the late Arthur and Vienna (Maja) Nylund. LeRoy grew up in Crystal Falls and graduated from Crystal Falls High School, class of 1947. He married Lorraine Pivatto. She preceded him in death on Feb. 6, 2011.
LeRoy served in the United States Army and was present at the Japanese War Crimes Trials in Japan. He purchased Republic I.G.A. in 1965 and operated the store until 1985 when he sold it. He always wanted to be a log hauler, we never knew why, and worked at that for three years, retiring in 1988.
He was a member of the American Legion Louis Bowman Post 87 of Crystal Falls, and the East Side Veterans Council. LeRoy enjoyed golfing, hunting, and spending time with family and friends.
He is survived by three sons, Kim (Tina) Nylund, Lee (Sally) Nylund, and Bob (Jackie) Nylund, all of Crystal Falls; one brother-in-law, Robert (Darlene) Pivatto, Crystal Falls; two sisters-in-law, Toni Ann (Allan) Trewnick and Patricia (William) Mackie, both of Crystal Falls; nine grandchildren, Jeremy (Julie) Nylund, Jamie (Brian) Carollo, Jessica (Dan) Surface, Trisha (Ali) Easley, Lacey (Thomas) Nye, Jeffrey Nylund, Dan (Holly) Nylund, Rod Nylund, and Samantha Nylund; and seven great-grandchildren, Ella Nylund, Kelsey Nylund, Emmi Carollo, Jaxson Carollo, Eily Carollo, Thomas Nye, and Levi Nye.
In addition to his parents and wife, LeRoy was preceded in death by one son, Rod Nylund; one grandson, Ricky Nylund, and a brother, Robert Nylund.
Visitation will be Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home in Crystal Falls.
The memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Rev. Jeffrey Kurtz will officiate. The East Side Veterans Council will conduct a Pass-In-Review ceremony at 10:45 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Crystal Falls.
You may light a candle in remembrance of LeRoy, or leave a condolence for his family by visiting the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home's website.
The family has chosen the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home of Crystal Falls, to honor LeRoy's legacy of life.