Judith C. Nyquist

OKEMOS, Mich. – Judith C. Nyquist, 77, of Okemos, Mich., passed away July 6, 2014. She was born on Aug. 25, 1936, in Marquette, to the late Frank and Mary Ann (Coyne) Santimore. She graduated from Escanaba High School in 1954 and went on to receive her professional degree from St. Luke’s School of Nursing. Judith worked as a registered nurse for over 35 years, providing compassionate care.

On Dec. 28, 1958, Judith married Harold “Jim” Nyquist. She loved her family and cherished them dearly. Judith loved beautiful things and possessed a creative talent for a variety of crafts. She also had a strong belief in God and her Catholic faith. She will be greatly missed.

Judith was preceded in death by her parents; son, Michael Nyquist; twin sister, Joan Ashland; and sisters, Helen Harwood, Frances Bohm, and Mary Ann Olson.

Surviving to cherish her memory are her husband, Harold “Jim” Nyquist; son, Jim (Shelly) Nyquist; grandchildren, Kelley (Aaron) Goldberg, Thomas (Ashley) Nyquist, and Katey (Brent) Balkema; great-grandchildren, Scarlett, Ellie, Lucas, Addison, and Reese; special nieces, Judith (Matt) McCarthy and Laurel Waidelich; and many beloved relatives and friends.

Private services will be held. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105.

The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.grlansing.com.