In Loving Memory

David Nydam

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David Nydam
12-11-60 to 11-18-21

Dave was born in San Diego on Dec. 11, 1960 as the 3rd of 5 children (Jack, Jim, Dave, Sallie and Bob) to Donald and Esther Nydam. The family moved to Moraga, California and then to La Canada when Dave was in elementary school. He grew up in the La Canada schools and enjoyed playing on the football and baseball teams. Dave got his degree in Finance and went to work for IBM from graduation until June of 2020. Dave married his high school sweetheart Linda Bierling in May 1983 and had 2 children, Lauren (married Jacob Hockett and has 2 girls Cathrine and Aoife) and Daniel (married Jessica Benson and has 1 girl Abrielle).

Dave loved spending time with the kids and grandkids and the entire extended family. He also loved golfing and tennis with his friends, fishing, surfing, gardening, teaching Sunday School, leading small group Bible studies, coaching softball and Y Winners basketball, serving on the La Canada Parks and Recreation, serving as an elder and deacon in various churches, traveling, the Dodgers, and learning new things about people he met. Dave’s curiosity about life and people knew no bounds. He was a man of faith who loved God and lived out that faith by loving others. His love for his family and friends and his laughter and joy will be missed by his children, grandchildren, siblings, in-laws, and many friends but we know he has been reunited in heaven with his parents, grandparents, his mother-in-law, brother-in-law and many aunts and uncles and cousins who have gone before him.

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Tim & Patty Spykstra  -   148 days ago

I can't think of a time where we were with Dave and he didn't make us laugh. We could be fishing or at a Nydam gathering and Dave always brought joy and laughter. He also asked the best questions with a genuine heart of love behind them. Our prayers continue for you Linda and your precious family. Shalom and Love

Anonymous  -   152 days ago

Mary Lou Hooyenga I right away thought of my little nephew Dave cuddling next to Aunt Thelma, who had come home on furlough from her work as a Bible translator teacher in Peru. He had so many questions and wanted to know all about Peru and the people there and what it was like. With all the questions and knowledge he would acquire, we thought we should call him our walking encyclopedia. Uncle Jim and I are very touched by this loss. Continuous thoughts and prayers ❤️

Dave Gustaveson and Katie  -   152 days ago

Wow - softball travels, drama and everything else wouldn't have been so fulfilling if it hadn't been for Dave sitting by my side in every game and cheering on Lauren and Katie. I will see you again Dave and we will get the softball thing going again in heaven. Blessings, Dave, Katie and Debbie