Claris M. Nystrom

Born: Sunday, September 22, 1929
Passed: Saturday, March 4, 2017

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Claris M. Nystrom, 87, formerly of Rockford, passed away on Saturday, March 4, 2017, in Wynscape Nursing Rehabilitation Center, Wheaton, IL. She was born September 22, 1929, in Rockford; the daughter of John T. and Mallvina (Johnson) Peterson. Claris married Ray M. Davis in 1950; he predeceased her in 1956. She later married Ron V. Nystrom on August 10, 1961; he predeceased her in 2005. Claris was a 1947 graduate of East High School, and attended Sterling College. Claris was a longtime member of First Evangelical Free Church. She was a deaconess, librarian, on kitchen and building committees and volunteered at Fairhaven gift shop.
She is survived by her sons Randy (Joanie) Davis of Rolling Meadows, IL and Jeff (Malebojo) Davis of Botswana, Africa; grandchildren, Bradley (Sarah) Davis, Kelley (Jason) Severance, and Brette (Randy) Dunbar; 8 great- grandchildren, Kylie, Jenna, Ethan, Clara, Paige, Sadie, Cooper and Monty; sister, Polly (Jim) Monson; niece, Susan Bates; nephew, John (Ute) Monson; and many dear cousins.
A private family graveside service will take place.

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  1. Bill & Kay Wernberg

    Our sympathy to you for the loss of Claris. We go back to our childhood days at church & then many good memories through the years! We will miss her!

  2. Barbara Mason

    My husband David and I are neighbors and friends of Clarice and Ron on Creekwood Circle. My lasting memory will be of Clarice out working in her garden with her little hat on, meticulously tending her plants. Our Ladies' Lunch group members were all saddened when her failing eyesight made her stay closer to home. Clarice, we will miss you.

  3. Jim and Sonjia Olstad

    We have known Claire for many years after meeting her at the OSF "work out" center in Rockford. We loved talking to her each day we were all there, going out to celebrate birthdays with her and the other ladies, or being with her in other ways also. It was sad for all of us that she had to leave our area, but we know she spent the last years of her life enjoying her family in the Wheaton area. Our lives were BLESSED having known Claire over the years. Our sympathy is with all of you, her family.

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