Todd R. Nystrom

Todd R. Nystrom

August 2, 1971 – April 27, 2019

Preceded in death by father, Robert S. Nystrom.  Survived by mother, Nancy J. Nystrom; sisters, Stacy Nystrom and Kelly Nystrom; brothers, Scott and Ryan (Kerri); nieces: Olivia, Sophie, and Shyla; nephew, Aiden; godparents, Leo and Gerri Majorek; godson, Finn Mobley; other relatives and many friends.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 1st from 6pm to 7:30pm at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 4810 Woolworth Ave., followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7:30pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Thursday, May 2nd at 10:30am at Holy Cross Catholic Church.  Interment, Resurrection Cemetery.  Memorials will be directed by the family.


Todd Robert Nystrom passed away on April 27, 2019 at the age of 47. Preceding him in death was his father, Robert Nystrom. He leaves behind his mother, Nancy Nystrom; sisters, Kelly and Stacy Nystrom; brothers, Scott and Ryan (Kerri) Nystrom, and nieces and nephews,  Sophie and Shyla Youngs and Olivia and Aiden Nystrom; godson, Finn Mobley.

He was an amusing character which is where his many childhood nicknames—such as Goofy, Loopy, Chia, Rodler, and Brownie—came from. He had many roles in his life including son, brother, and friend, but his favorite was uncle. You could catch him at any moment building dollhouses and toy boxes for his nieces, playing in the backyard with the kids, or showing his three-year-old nephew the leaf blower, an event Aiden couldn’t wait to witness. 

He was always working with his hands and helping out anyone who could use it. If a project needed to be done, Todd would be there, tools in hand…which he always seemed to accidentally leave behind. 

He, like every other, had his quirks. He was afraid of gnomes for some illogical reason. The family would like to mention the South Park episode, “Underwear Gnomes” which seemed to further his fear. He sleep-walked when he was a kid, which led to some stories still laughed about today. He also had the food palette of a three-year-old. He would eat only canned corned, (never frozen), instant mashed potatoes, Kraft mac’n’cheese, Doritos, and canned cranberry sauce. Thanksgiving had to be specially modified to fit his liking. He always seemed to have a ball cap on his head. His nieces used to steal it from him and try to make him chase them to catch it, but let it be known, Todd did not mess around when it came to his hat. 

He was a man who spoke few words, and when he did, they were very, very soft. He would sit in the room with his eyes shut, hat over his face, listening to the conversation, occasionally imputing a laugh or comment here or there. Then he would stand up, walk out, and go home in complete silence, not saying anything to anyone. This left everyone asking, “Where did Todd go?” 

The one day you could always tell where Todd was occurred on the Fourth of July. Lighting off fireworks and scaring everyone else while he did it seemed to be one of his favorite things to do. He would come, car-load of fireworks in hand, ready to celebrate this day like no other. The Fourth of July was Todd’s holiday, and it will never be the same without him. 

Not only does he leave behind his family but all of his wonderful and supportive friends. Some have been there since his childhood, helping Todd navigate through life, and without whom he couldn’t have made it. 

Todd was a caring, helpful, and funny man. He will forever be loved and missed by all those whom he touched and will always be in their hearts as the amazing man everyone knew him to be.


  • Don Konz Posted April 28, 2019 7:03 pm

    I’m sorry for your loss

  • Tonia Hhrd Posted April 29, 2019 1:50 am

    My heart goes out to the family, Scott, Stacy, Mom I’m so sorry, Todd keep my bro company in heaven we love you

  • Liz, Alex, Joe, and Jason Posted April 29, 2019 8:42 am

    We love and miss you.

  • Melissa Haley Posted April 29, 2019 10:17 am

    Kelly and family, I am so sorry to hear about Todd. He left this world much too soon, and leaves such a hole in your hearts. May you heal in time, and rest assured he is still helping people in the great beyond. Melissa Haley

  • Rick & LuAnn Tejral Posted April 29, 2019 2:27 pm

    Words cannot express our shock and sadness hearing about Todd. You all have our sympathy and our prayers. God Bless

  • Melissa Leu Posted April 29, 2019 4:26 pm

    R.I.P. Todd You were a good guy and will never be forgotten

  • Sandy Heyd Posted April 29, 2019 4:30 pm

    Nystrom family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I know words can’t ease the pain, but, hope you find some comfort in knowing, Todd was a genuine and sincere man, for whom many were blessed to call friend. Be proud of his love for family and the many lives he touched. He left this Earth, way too soon for our hearts to understand, but, God called him to serve another. He will NEVER be replaced, nor his memory, ever forgotten. God bless your family during this time, and to our dearest friend,Todd, rest in peace kind soul, your spirit flies high, but, your legacy, lives in our hearts forever.
    With love,
    Your friend Sandy

  • Marcie McGowan Posted April 29, 2019 5:52 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Ron & Jane Beckman Posted April 29, 2019 9:09 pm

    Dear Nystrom neighbors,
    Reading about your loss of Todd in today’s paper made us very sad. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Rik Hanson Posted April 29, 2019 9:36 pm

    Nancy and Family, I am so very sorry to hear of the tragic loss of Todd. I cannot imagine the pain that you all are going through. Our prayers are with you all, I really wish there was something else I could do to ease your heartache, Take comfort with each other and your extended family.
    Rik, Jen and Jake Hanson

  • Nancy McClusky Posted April 29, 2019 11:35 pm

    Prayers to all of the Nystrom family, I am so sorry for the loss of Todd We have been friends since we were about 17 yrs old I cant believe I will never see you again. I always looked forward to hanging out with you when I came home to visit. I will miss you so much Todd and I will never forget you. I love you and RIP

  • Rae Tuff Posted April 30, 2019 7:23 am

    I don’t even want to think about how life will be without my best friend. You were always there for me. No matter what girl came around you never let their insecurities get in between our friendship. You were a kind, down to earth man whom people believed was shy or maybe I was just blessed cause you were never shy around me. You would take the truth with stride. I’ll forever cherish the times we shared. I will try my best to remind the girls and aiden how much you loved them. I will try to be strength for Stacy, Ryan, your Mom, and the rest of the family. Especially Stacy on your favorite holiday cause it just won’t be the same without you. We will do our best to carry on your legacy and no one will ever take your place! Fly high and rest easy! I love and miss you ! Until we meet again! Love Ron & Rae

  • ShaRee Druen-Ruppert Posted April 30, 2019 4:21 pm

    I am at a loss of the right words, I am devastated thinking of life without Todd in it. I know that even though we were not a couple any longer we loved each other very much. He was my rock , my go to man and he has my heart. He was the most genuine person I had every met. He loved his family so much, would drop everything to be there for them. He was a gentleman, he had amazing values. He went above and beyond for anyone he cared about. I was given a gift the day he allowed me into his heart. I take comfort in knowing he still held me in his heart as I hold him in mine. Todd Nystrom thank you for all the love and good times we shared. Watch over your beautiful family from up there with your Dad. Say hi to my Mom and Granny for me.
    God thank you for sharing this precious soul with all of us. He is going to be missed, but you called apon him sooner than we were all ready to see him go. Bless Him.
    ShaRee Druen-Ruppert

  • Charlene Walsh Posted April 30, 2019 5:57 pm

    Nancy and family: I cannot tell you how sorry I was to hear about the loss of Todd. Several years ago I moved to Florida and now all my family is here. When I saw the notice in the OWH, I was very sad. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We sure had some great times on our Saturday nights playing cards which I will never forget.

  • renay j ahern Posted April 30, 2019 10:27 pm

    My thoughts and prayers to the whole family. Like alot of people iv known Todd and his family a long time. If it were not for him many times in my life, i dont know what i may have done. Chainsaws, moving things, fixing things, a ride, whatever u needed if he could help he would. So much more could b said, but for now I will miss you. All my love to the family. Renay

  • Jean Huntzinger Posted May 1, 2019 5:52 am

    I know what it is like to lose a loved one; a sibling. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. May God give you strength at this time.

  • Donna Farfalla Posted May 1, 2019 9:17 am

    My thoughts and Prayers are with the Nystrom Family and Friends. Todd I will always keep you in my memories, especially on the 4 of July and I can’t express how much I love you and your family may you rest in peace with your father GOD BLESS

  • Cindy Romero Posted May 1, 2019 10:00 am

    I am so very sorry about Todd. I can’t imagine the heartbreak, losing a brother so young. My prayers are with Todd, his family & friends. He will be missed by many.

  • Vickie Varley Posted May 3, 2019 7:50 pm

    Nancy and family. Peggy, Lenka, Chris and I were shocked to learn about your dear son Todd. Please know that you and yours are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Kay Atwater Nagorski Posted May 5, 2019 2:16 pm

    Nancy and family,
    I’m so sorry to hear of Todd’s passing. I remember Todd as a very little boy growing up in the Atwater neighborhood. I can’t imagine how hard it was to write his obit but you did a wonderful job. I now feel as if I know the wonderful young man he became. RIP Todd. Kay Nagorski

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