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Lawrence R. "Larry" Nyberg

Lawrence R. "Larry" Nyberg, longtime Superior area resident, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 9th at his home under hospice care, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on March 16th, 1942, in Mellen, Wis., the son of Ainard and Cleone (Thomson) Nyberg.

Larry graduated from the former Central High School in Superior and also earned Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Superior with honors.

Larry was retired from the State of Wisconsin as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and Rehabilitation Teacher for the Blind for over 33 years. He was passionate about his work and changed the lives of countless clients throughout the State of Wisconsin.

Larry was also very proud of the time he spent in the military serving as a citizen soldier in the Minnesota Army National Guard in Duluth, Minn..

He was a lifetime member of the Superior Elks Lodge 403; the Masonic Lodge; Superior Shrine Club; AAD Temple Shrine of Duluth; and the Superior Lions Club serving as the Eye Bank Chairman for several years including the achievement of the International Lions Club Award for his service.

Larry loved telling jokes to anyone that would listen (and sometimes those that didn't) and enjoyed entertaining. He loved to alpine ski and travelled across the United States to pursue skiing including many annual group trips to Bozeman, Mont. and locally as a season pass holder at Spirit Mountain. He really enjoyed playing golf and was the designated pontoon boat captain cruising around Lake Pokegama in Minong, Wis.

Larry is survived by his loving wife, Johnilee Nyberg, Minong; two sons, Scott (Nicole) Nyberg, Chandler, Ariz., Mark Nyberg, Two Harbors, Minn.; three step-children, Matthew (Laurie) Machtan, Mitch(Rhiannon) Machtan, and Marshelle Machtan; two grandchildren, Malerie Nyberg, and Luke Nyberg, and several nieces and nephews. Larry was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, James "Jim" Nyberg, Keith Nyberg, and Richard "Rick" Nyberg.

Visitation will be from 12 noon until the 1 p.m. service, Thursday, Feb. 13th at Darrow Road Wesleyan Church, 4020 S. Darrow Road, Superior. The family invites everyone to join them for a luncheon in the church fellowship hall, immediately following the service. The visitation, service, and luncheon will all take place at the church.

Downs Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Sign the online guestbook or send condolences at