Lyman ‘Toby’ Nygaard, 84
May 26, 1931 — Feb. 19, 2016
Lyman Van “Toby” Nygaard, age 84, of Thiensville, passed away peacefully, with his wife by his side, Feb. 19, 2016. He will be incredibly missed by many family members and friends.
He was born in Oconto Falls on May 26, 1931, to Gerhardt and Mable (nee Lewiston) Nygaard. He is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 62 years, Shirley (nee LeMay) of Milwaukee. Toby is the caring father of daughters Pamela (Randy) Ray of Thiensville, Paula (Don) Nygaard of Port Washington, Penny (Parry) Shuster of North Carolina and son Paul (Mary) Nygaard of Thiensville. He’s the proud grandfather of Allison, Kimberly, Jamie, Jarrod, Dana, Will, Elizabeth and Emily and great-grandfather of 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Pamela Ray; daughter-inlaw, Mary Nygaard; sisters, June (Forrest) Clark, Grace (Orville) Peterson and Mae (Norbert) Morrison; and brother, Norman.
Toby spent his childhood in Oconto, graduating from Oconto High
School, class of 1950. He then honorably served in the United States
Air Force for four years during the Korean War, stationed in Alaska, Aleutian Islands and Arizona. He spent his professional career in administration and accounting, retiring in 1995 from Philipp Lithographing Company, Grafton.
Toby loved music, dancing, his Packers and his family. He was always ready with the appropriate “grandpa joke” for any occasion and never passed up a good polka with his granddaughters at family gatherings.
Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation to celebrate Toby’s life on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Schramka-Densow Funeral Home, 423 N. Main St., Thiensville.
Toby’s family would like to thank the caring staff at Comfort Keepers, Aurora Medical Center in Grafton and Columbia St. Mary’s Ozaukee Lawlis Family Hospice/Horizon Home and Hospice Care for taking such good care of Toby.
In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Ozaukee County at www.co.ozaukee.wi.us/244/ Aging-Disability-Resource-Center-ADRC or Lawlis Family Hospice at St. Mary’s Ozaukee, www.columbiastmarys.org/Hospice.