The following obit originated with the Concord Monitor, in Concord, N.H. The Monitor does not
guarantee the accuracy of original content that now resides off its web site.
Leonard E. Nystedt
Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003
Leonard E. Nystedt, 82, of Concord, died Friday at the Hospice House in
Concord. He was born in West Springfield, Mass., the son of Henry and
Helga (Fahlquist) Nystedt. He graduated from Norwich University with a
bachelor's degree in electrical engineering in 1942. He also received a lifetime
achievement award from Norwich. He served in the U.S. Army during World
War II as a captain in the 39th Signal Company 26th Division. He was a life
member of the VFW. He worked for New England Telephone Company
(Nynex) for 42 years as a statistician. Nystedt was a member of the East
Congregational Church and sang in the choir. He was a former member of the
Centre Congregational Church in Lynnfield, Mass., where he served as a
deacon. He was a life member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, serving
as president for the Jasper C. Keller Chapter of Maine, New Hampshire and
Vermont and the Patriot Chapter in Davners, Mass. He was a life member of
the Hampton Masonic Lodge in Springfield, Mass., and was also an Eagle
Scout. He established the Concord branch of Talking Books Repair program.
He is survived by his wife of 11 years, Priscilla Nystedt of Concord; two sons,
Barry Nystedt of Wayland, Mass., and Gregory Nystedt of Houston; a sister,
Eleanor Schissler of Maryland; two grandchildren and several nieces,
nephews and cousins. His first wife, F. Eileen Nystedt, died in 1983. Calling
hours will be held tomorrow from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Bennett Funeral Home,
209 N. Main St., Concord. A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 10
a.m. at the East Congregational Church, 51 Mountain Road, Concord, with
the Rev. Patricia Dubois officiating. Burial will be held at 2 p.m. at the Forest
Hill Cemetery in Lynnfield, Mass. Donations may be made in his name to the
East Congregational Church, 51 Mountain Road, Concord 03301.
Note: I am of no relation, but my sympathies go out to those of you who are.
This is here as a lasting memorial for Mr. Nystedt.