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 Frank Edmond Nyman

Frank Edmond Nyman

Birth
Danvers, Fergus County, Montana, USA
Death 30 Jan 2017 (aged 92–93)
Anchorage, Anchorage Borough, Alaska, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 176331081 · View Source
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Anchorage resident Frank Edmond Nyman, 92, passed away surrounded by family and friends on Jan. 30, 2017, in Anchorage, Alaska.
A funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe, 3900 Wisconsin Street in Anchorage, on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at 4 p.m. A reception will follow the service in the Guadalupe Annex. An informal celebration of Frank's life with friends and family will follow at the residence of David Nyman, 4009 Tazlina Avenue.
Frank was born to James Nyman and Barbara Cervenka Nyman in the small farming community of Danvers, Mont., in 1924. Frank was the youngest of nine children. Frank enlisted in the Army during World War II in 1943. As a farm boy with tractor experience, he was assigned to the LE Engineering Company. He later took part in the July 6, 1944, D-Day Normandy Invasion landing at Utah Beach. He served under General Patton's command, rebuilding bridges in support of the Allied war effort until victory was achieved in Europe. Upon his return to the U.S., he was preparing to be sent to the Pacific Theater when the war with Japan suddenly ended.
Frank used the GI bill to complete college in two and one-half years with his strong motivation to not return to his family's hardscrabble rural farm. He soon responded to an advertisement for an engineering position with the city of Anchorage and embarked on his great adventures in Alaska. A few years later, Frank went into private practice by joining the firm which would become Tryck, Nyman and Hayes Consulting Engineers. Frank's 50 year career in engineering included bringing proper sanitation and safe drinking water to Anchorage and dozens of other Alaska communities. His experiences are preserved in his autobiography: "From Horsepower to Rocket Power - 50 years of Engineering in Alaska." He is notably remembered for his dedication to ethics in both his business and civil contributions.
Throughout his life and career he had the loving support of his wife, Marjorie, and their four children. Frank and family were involved in many religious, community and public service efforts throughout their lives. Frank was a key player in the founding of the Anchorage Rotary Student Exchange Program and participated in many professional international exchanges of ideas and culture. He traveled extensively throughout the world in this effort.
Frank enjoyed moose hunting, "fish camp," downhill skiing and many other Alaska outdoor activities with his family and friends. He taught his children to ski at Arctic Valley in the 1960s. Frank would often take his children along on his engineering travels to locales such as Cordova, Homer, Seward and Seldovia, Alaska. In 1966, the entire Nyman family traveled to visit Mazatlan, Mexico. Frank often mentioned how he appreciated the Hispanic culture due to his interaction with migrant farm workers in his youth.
Frank was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie, in 2011. He is survived by his children, Janice Nyman of Seattle, Wash., and Steve, David and Chris Nyman of Anchorage; and Frank's grandchildren include Kenneth, Laura, Eve and Tristan Nyman.
The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Covenant House Alaska, 755 A Street, Anchorage, AK 99501.
Arrangements are with Janssen's Evergreen Memorial Chapel.

Published in Alaska Dispatch News on Feb. 12, 2017


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