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Jack D. Nyseth Hood River August 3, 1941 - March 3, 2018

Published on March 6, 2018 12:20PM





Jack D. Nyseth passed away on March 3, 2018, at home surrounded by family in Hood River, Oregon.

Jack was born on August 3, 1941, in Hood River, Oregon, to Joseph and Jean Ann (Fredricks) Nyseth. He attended Hood River schools until senior year at Hood River High School. He then joined the United States Marine Corps (USMC) in December 1958 and was honorably discharged in 1962.

He worked various jobs in Hood River and The Dalles. In March of 1964 he joined the Navy and was discharged June of 1966 in San Francisco, California.

He married Caroline L. Morby on September 12, 1964, in Mill A, Washington. They had three children, Mark, Teresa and Pamela. They were married for 52 years. Jack lost his beloved wife in November 22, 2016, to lung cancer.

Jack worked at Union Pacific Railroad starting in July of 1966. He started as a telegrapher. He then transferred to Mount Hood Railroad in 1971 as brakeman conductor and engineer until 1988. He returned to United Pacific Railroad in La Grande in 1988 and retired as a conductor engineer after 36 years in 2001.

Jack enjoyed coaching Little League baseball and girls’ softball. He also umpired several years. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling and golf.

Jack is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Caroline, his sister Kay and granddaughter Katie. He is survived by his three children Mark, Teresa (Ken), and Pamela; granddaughters Melissa, Nikki and Brittany; and two great-grandsons, Christopher and Aaron Guzman-Deaville.

Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals • Receptions • Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031. Visit www.AndersonsTributeCenter.com to leave a note of condolence for the family.


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