|Paul Gustav Nystrom (1924-2007)|
|Född i San Mateo CA, USA
Paul was the son of Gustav and Emma (nee Berg) Nystrom, immigrants from Sweden. He served in the Pacific during World War II, then began a 17-year career as an accounting supervisor with Pan American Airlines in San Francisco. His second career was in insurance sales and financial planning. He retired in 1995, moving to Auburn with his wife Aileen. Besides his wife, Paul was survived by his sons Bradley and David, his daughter Gayle, and five grandchildren.
Paul G. Nystrom
Paul G. Nystrom passed away in Roseville on Sunday, August 26, at the age of 82.
Paul was the beloved husband of Aileen Nystrom, with whom he spent 56 wonderful years, and the dear father of Bradley Nystrom of El Dorado Hills, Gayle Litzius of Foresthill, and David Nystrom of Roseville. Paul was also loved by his grandchildren Kim Litzius, Andy Litzius, Alyssa Althouse, Alexandra Nystrom, and Annika Nystrom. Born in San Mateo on October 27, 1924, Paul was the son of Gustav and Emma Nystrom, immigrants from Sweden. After completing high school, he served in the Pacific in World War II and then began a seventeen-year career as an accounting supervisor with Pan American Airlines in San Francisco. Later, he embarked on a second successful career, this time in insurance sales and financial planning. He enjoyed his new job because of the opportunities it afforded to help others and because it allowed him to spend each workday in the City, whose streets and neighborhoods he knew well. After Paul retired in 1995, he and Aileen moved from their home on the peninsula to Auburn in order to be closer to their children and grandchildren. How can we describe Paul in such a small space? He loved God, he loved others, and he loved life. Wherever he lived, Paul was an active member of the local Covenant Church, which has its roots in Sweden. An unorthodox usher, he liked to surprise newcomers with a Tootsie-Roll before showing them to their seats. Paul saw the goodness and the potential within everyone, and especially within the marginalized and forgotten. What interested him most about others were their needs, and he dedicated much of his time to meeting them. Paul tutored children with learning difficulties, taught illiterate adults to read, and cared for the elderly by visiting them in their homes and taking them shopping. He was active in organizations such as Caring about Kids and CASA, which trains
court-appointed advocates for children. Those who felt Paul's love most deeply were the members of his family. He was a faithful and attentive husband, and to his children and grandchildren he was always a gentle teacher of the art of living well.
A private burial service was held on August 31, 2007. Friends are invited to a memorial service at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 8, 2007 at Community Covenant Church, 5140 Topaz Ave, Rocklin. Those who wish to make a memorial gift are encouraged to consider
Community Covenant Church, the Boys and Girls Club of Auburn (1103 High St., Auburn, CA 95603), and Mission Aviation Fellowship (P.O. Box 47, Nampa, ID 83653).
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Published in Gold Country Media Newspapers on Sep. 5, 2007.
Avled i Roseville CA, USA
Begravd på Union Cemetery, Roseville.