Delwyn ‘John’ Rystrom, age 66, of Stromsburg, Nebraska, passed away March 20, 2022 at his home in Stromsburg.
Services will be held Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at Salem Lutheran Church in Stromsburg with Pastor Neil Kloppenborg officiating. Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 23 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Dubas Funeral Home, Stromsburg. Organist will be Sue Lehn. Musical selections will be “Jesus Loves Me”, “Amazing Grace”, “Home”, and “I Can Only Imagine”. Pallbearers will be Dave Rystrom, Sam Rystrom, Josh Rystrom, Christian Rystrom and Rob Bender. Inurnment will be in the Stromsburg Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the family.
John was born July 10, 1955 in Stromsburg, Nebraska to Delwyn Donavon and Nancy Ruth (Seymour) Rystrom. He attended school in Stromsburg and graduated high school in Oconomowoc, WI in 1973. He then attended the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire.
He was united in marriage to Debra Ann Rystrom. To this union two children were born. John worked in construction and carpentry in various places. He began his career working for Oconomowoc Wisconsin Carpentry, then for J & D Construction building houses in Winter Springs, Florida, and GCI Construction as project manager/superintendent. In the early 90’s he moved back to Wisconsin for a short time before moving to the Polk/Stromsburg, Nebraska area where he had his own construction business. He then worked for Oakview Construction out of Omaha for about 15 years. During this time he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Ann Rystrom. To this union two children were born. John then began working for Beckenhauer Construction out of Norfolk before starting his own company, John Rystrom Construction. The family lived in Stromsburg where John was then employed with the Midwest Covenant Home where he started in maintenance and became the Residence Liaison, followed by Assisted Living Coordinator and a volunteer.
John enjoyed his family and made an effort to attend his kids activities no matter where he was as he traveled for work. He also enjoyed attending air shows, sports, outdoor activities, motor sports, gardening and was active with helping his children show horses and cattle through 4-H.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Stromsburg, Masonic Lodge and the Stromsburg Ball Field Association.
Survivors include his children: Joshua (Angela) John Rystrom of Iwakuni, Japan, Jennifer Ann Rystrom of Stromsburg, Christian Michael Rystrom of Stromsburg and Christina Elizabeth Rystrom of Stromsburg; grandchildren Cedrynna Ann Rystrom, Lucas John Rystrom, and Lance Joseph Rystrom; brothers David Seymour Rystrom of Stromsburg and Samuel Frank Rystrom of York and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Delwyn and Nancy Rystrom; sister Beth Ann Haupt; brother Michael Allen Rystrom and grandchildren Brooklyn Ann and Brittney Marie Rystrom.
Dubas Funeral Home of Stromsburg and Osceola has been entrusted with arrangements.