Dale James Nyman, 90, of Baton Rouge, passed away January 26, 2022. Dale was born June 4, 1931, in Bancroft, Iowa to James and Alice (Peterson) Nyman. After growing up on the family farm, he went on to receive both his BS (‘53) and MS (‘58) in geology from Iowa State College, followed by his service as a lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. On May 21, 1960, Dale married Miriam Buck of Memphis while working on his first posting with the U.S. Geological Survey. Dale went on to have a 30-year career as geologist with the USGS, the last 23 years in Baton Rouge. After retirement, he spent his time consulting and more fully pursuing his lifelong passion for singing. In addition to being an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church where he sang in the choir, he sang with the Baton Rouge Symphony Chorus and the Baton Rouge Opera, later Opéra Louisiane. He was also an active member of the Baton Rouge Geological Society.
Dale left behind many beloved family members and friends. He is survived by two children and their spouses, son Kenneth and Marlene Nyman of Arlington, Virginia; daughter, Joy and Michael McEuen of Canton, Georgia; two grandchildren, Madelin and Jacob McEuen; and sister-in-law Gloria Buck of Warrenton, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his wife, brother Wayne and sister-in-law Marjorie Nyman of Bancroft, brother-in-law William E. Buck III, great nephew Justin Nyman, and parents. He also leaves behind Judi Betts, his significant other of the last eight years, who together enjoyed many and myriad travel and social events.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, February 1, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Resthaven Gardens of Memory and Funeral Home, 11817 Jefferson Highway. Funeral services with fellowship to follow will be Wednesday, February 2, at 1:00 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2021 Tara Blvd. in Baton Rouge. Visitation one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will be at the Greenwood Township Cemetery in Bancroft, Iowa.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Baton Rouge Symphony Chorus, 233 St. Ferdinand St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802, www.brso.org
We will miss his smile and know he is singing with the angels.