Dear friends in Christ,
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is with sadness that I report to you the death of the Rev. Amy Nyman on Friday, November 19, 2021.
Pastor Nyman was born March 10, 1941, in Washington, DC, and married Bertil Nyman on June 16, 1963. She graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois in 1963. She later graduated from the Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa in 1993.
Pastor Nyman was ordained September 25, 1994, by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and began her ministry with Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, Rockford, Illinois, from 1994-1997. Pastor Nyman was called to serve Provena Cor Mariae Center, Rockford, Illinois, from 1999-2001. Finally, she was called to serve Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Oregon, Illinois, from 2001-2005. Pastor Nyman retired in 2005.
Funeral services will be held on January 15, 2022, at 11:00 a.m., at Zion Lutheran Church, 925 Fifth Avenue, Rockford, Illinois. Visitation will be held prior to the funeral service, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the church.
As the church we offer our sympathy to his family and friends and because of Jesus’ death and resurrection, we rejoice in God’s promise of eternal life, comfort, and hope.
Walking with you,
The Rev. Jeffrey Clements
Northern Illinois Synod, ELCA