Published in the Pine County Courier, Sandstone, MN page 5, June 29, 2006
Janet Nyline was born on Aug. 9, 1940 in St. Paul, MN to Elmer and Eleanor (Rabe) Lindeen. The next year the family moved to a farm just north of Kroschel in Kanabec County. This is where Janet lived until she graduated from Hinckley High School. She was Hinckley High Schoolâ€™s Homecoming Queen in 1958 and also the class salutatorian.
In the fall of 1958 she was united in marriage to Fred Nyline, also of Hinckley. During the early years of her marriage, she gave birth to three daughters, Elizabeth, Erica, and Abigail, all of whom now live in the Twin cities. Fred and Janet, throughout their lives, lived in the Twin Cities, Austin, 30 plus years in Decorah, Iowa and lastly in Sandstone, MN.
In 1978, Janet received her Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Luther College in Decorah. She then held teaching positions as North Winneshiek Schools in Decorah, and many years as a second trade teacher at St. Benedictâ€™s School, also in Decorah, until her struggles with multiple sclerosis made it impossible for her to continue to teach.
She and Fred were able to spend several months of four different years living and traveling throughout Japan and much of the Orient.
In addition to being an outstanding teacher she had many and varied interests. Janet was an active collector of old glass and primitive furniture, which graced her home and table. She was a very find cook and a gracious hostess. At Decorah Lutheran Church in Decorah, she was director of the young peoples groups for all of the years that her daughters were active in the church. Janet loved working with flowers and always had flowers in her home.
Janet passed away June 25, 2006 at Pine Medical Center where she had been a resident since September 2005.
She was preceded in death by her father, Elmer Lindeen and leaves to mourn her mother, Eleanor Lindeen; her husband, Fred Nyline; her daughters, Elizabeth (Mrs. David Rudrud) Erica (Mrs. Craig Roy-Nyline) and Abby; six sisters, Marilyn (Mrs. Gary Blum) of Mora; Pat (Mrs. Dean Sylvester) of St. Cloud; Sherri (Mrs. Jack Witte) of Dalbo; Judy (Mrs. Doug Bratvold) of Cambridge; Peggy (Mrs. Jud Johnson), of Quito, Equador; Gail (Mrs. Carl Mowers of Brainerd); and one brother, John Lindeen, of Rush City; four grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 1 at 2 p.m. at Dell Grove Lutheran Church. All memorials will be to the Pine Medical Center where she had such wonderful care for her last few months.
Arrangements were made by Hansen-Mankie Funeral Home in Sandstone.