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Rodger Martin Nystrom

Rodger Martin Nystrom, age 86, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at the Mena Regional Health System in Mena. He was born on Saturday, October 3, 1936, to Joseph and Louvisa Wheeler Nystrom in Des Moines, Iowa.

Rodger was a very sweet, meticulous and highly ethical man. If he loved you, it was known. He was strong willed, very independent and loved by many. Rodger served proudly in the United States Army. He really enjoyed fishing, gardening, and maintaining his property to his standards. Rodger was a member of the Catholic Church after converting in the 1960’s. He was known to be a very welcoming and wonderful neighbor, most of which became his close friends. He loved to watch football and auto racing and would watch anytime they were on. Rodger was a loving father, brother, grandfather, uncle, and friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Sarah “Sally” Nystrom; six brothers and sisters, Neoma Mueller, Lowell “Bud” Nystrom, Mary Lou Alsin, Vera Baker, Verna Nystrom, and Darwin Nystrom.

Rodger is survived by three sons, Joseph Nystrom of Watauga, Texas, R.D. Nystrom of Okmulgee, Oklahoma, and Dean Nystrom of Cabot, Arkansas; one daughter, Sandra Elfo of Frendale, Washington; one brother, Joseph Dale Nystrom of San Francisco, California; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

No services are planned at this time. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

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