Arne Nystuen Obituary

Arne Nystuen, 85, of Stevensville, MI, departed this life on Monday – January 25, 2021 at Spectrum Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph, MI. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel – 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI.

Arne was born on January 19, 1936 to the late Albert and Marie (Wangen) Nystuen in Crosby, North Dakota, and was the last of seven children. He was raised on the farm that his father and mother homesteaded after they emigrated from Norway. After high school Arne attended North Dakota State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering in 1958. In 1960 Arne headed to Rolla Missouri, and was a graduate instructor in the engineering program.

In 1961 he married Sharon Svare and they moved to St. Louis, Missouri. He then earned his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering at St. Louis University while employed with Emerson Electric. In 1967, Arne accepted employment with Whirlpool Corporation. While there he received 13 patents and was honored to receive the Elisha Grey Award for outstanding scientific achievement. He retired from Whirlpool in 1996.

Arne will be remembered by his wife Sharon; sons – David (Marion) and Christopher; daughter – Andrea; and grandsons – Ryan and Takoda Nystuen as well as many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Christ Lutheran Church on Tuesday-Feb. 2, 2021 at 11:00am with Pastor Martin Measel. Burial will follow at Hickory Bluff Cemetery in Stevensville. Friends may visit with the family prior to the service from 10:00-11:00am at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Lutheran Church or to the charity of the donor's choice.

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