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Pamela M. Nyman, 58

Pamela Marie Nyman, age 58, of Dassel, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at the Meeker Memorial Hospital in Litchfield.

She was born Nov. 9, 1954, in Litchfield, the daughter of Harold and Grace (Nelson) Johnson.

Pamela grew up in the Dassel area and graduated with Dassel High School’s last graduating class, in 1972.

A lifetime member of Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Pamela was baptized, confirmed, and married there.

She was united in marriage to Galen Nyman Sept. 29, 1973. The couple made their home in the Dassel area.

Pamela was employed as a bookkeeper for area businesses, and worked for the Dassel-Cokato School District for 15 years prior to her retirement in 2008.

Pam loved her family dearly and cherished the time she spent with her grandchildren. She followed the local sports teams closely, including the Chargers, and could often be found watching the Twins, Vikings, and Gophers.

She loved baking, cooking, flowers, and watching the birds outside her home. She was also an avid reader, and enjoyed arts and crafts.

Pam is survived by her husband, Galen of Dassel; children, Ben Nyman of Kingston, and Kristi (Peter) Burkstrand of St. Cloud; three grandchildren, Henry, Molly, and Jillian Burkstrand; four siblings, Sandra Freeman of Dassel, Craig (Jean) Johnson of Germantown, WI, Linda (Steve) Rauner of Circle Pines, and Dawn (Mark) Nyquist of Corcoran; and many dear nieces, nephews, in-laws, relatives, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; maternal and paternal grandparents; and a brother-in-law, Clifford Freeman.

A memorial service took place Friday, Sept. 13 at 11 a.m. at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel with the Rev. Steven Olson officiating. Interment followed at the Lake Arvilla Cemetery.

Visitation was Thursday evening, Sept. 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel; and continued Friday, one hour prior to the service at the church.

The Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel handled the arrangements.