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1934 Ronald 2021

Ronald Nyland

August 22, 1934 — December 1, 2021

Rural Gully, MN

Ronald Nyland, age 87, of rural Gully, MN, passed away on Wednesday, December 1st, 2021. A gathering of family and friends will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 20th, at the Ronald Nyland Farm, 31579 380th Ave. SE, Gully, MN 56646. Then, following his tractor to a graveside celebration of life at Salem Lutheran Cemetery, near the farm. Lunch will be served following the graveside service. All are welcome. Carlin Family Funeral Service of Fosston assisted with the arrangements and messages of condolence may be shared at

Ronald Albert Nyland was born on August 22, 1934, in Eden Township, rural Gully, Minnesota to parents Albert and Grace (Melander) Nyland. He grew up in Eden Township, went to country school and Fosston High School. He finished his schooling at the Crookston AC.

After school, Ron farmed with his dad on the home farm area. He later worked for a couple of years on the Iron Range while he still kept farming with his dad, driving back and forth from the Range. Later, he worked for American Crystal Sugar and then for Land O’Lakes in Fosston for 25 years until the plant closing. In addition, he sold cars in Gully for 10 or 12 years. He kept busy in his later years helping Bryan on his farm.

Ron was married to Lucille Rydeen in 1955. They lived and raised their children on the Nyland home property. Ron and Lucille divorced in 1985. He met Janice Sundquist and they have been together for the past 30 years.

Ron enjoyed driving tractor and visiting with friends. He always remembered the grandchildren’s birthdays. He was a past member of Salem Lutheran Church in Eden Township, and current member of Lund Lutheran Church in Gully.

Survivors include Janice (Sundquist) Nyland of Leonard, MN; four children, Mike Nyland (fiancé, Linda) of Clearbrook, MN, Bryan (Leasha) Nyland of Gully, Becky (Bob) Thompson of Buffalo, MN, and Lezli (Phil) Ehlke of Bemidji, MN; sister-in-law, Rose Nyland of Clearbrook, MN; and nephew, David Mabrey of Sacramento, CA. 15 grandchildren and several great grandchildren also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Christopher Nyland; brother, Wayne; and nephew, Bobby Mabrey.

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Saturday, August 20, 2022

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