Robert Evan Nyhus
  • 84 years old
  • Date of birth: Jun 30, 1928
  • Place of birth:
    Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Date of passing: Aug 3, 2012
  • Place of passing:
    San Diego, California, United States
I pray that we may live to fish until our dying day and when it comes to our last cast, I then most humbly pray, that when in the Lord's great landing net and peacefully asleep.... we be judged big enough to keep!

This memorial website was created in the memory of our beloved father, Robert "Evan" Nyhus, 84, born on June 30, 1928 and passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and love, on August 3, 2012.

Dad was the son of Joseph and Lillian, and had two sisters, Donna and Shirley. He married Beverly in 1953 and had two children, Dayna Raye and Gregory Evan.  He truly enjoyed his two grandchildren, Rachel Lil and Evan Hunter.

Dad was a Mason, a Shriner, and served in the United States Navy.  He was a very proud American!  

An avid outdoorsman, Dad loved to hunt, fish, and play golf, but most of all, he embraced the camaraderie.  He graciously shared his love of nature with his children and grandchildren teaching them the awe and wonder of Mother Earth.  

Having grown up in Minnesota, Dad loved playing sports, but nurtured his love for hockey.  One of the three "Wheeler Whiz Kids" who played at the University of Minnesota, they dominated from Duluth to the Cities and beyond!  He further shared his love for the game by coaching and developing kids, some of them playing college hockey.

Graduating with a degree in Business Administration, dad managed the accounting department for what is now known as AT&T.  He finished his career in sales with Dennison Corporation.  

A kind and generous soul, Dad's warm smile and bright eyes will be deeply missed.

Services for Robert Evan Nyhus will be held on:

Monday, August 27, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.  at:

Miramar National Cemetery

5795 Nobel Drive
San Diego, CA  92122

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made on behalf of Robert Evan Nyhus to the University of Minnesota, Men's Hockey Program.

Via mail:

Golden Gopher Fund/Men's Hockey Program
275 Bierman Field Athletic Building 516 15th Avenue SE Minneapolis, MN  55455 (in memo note - In Memory of Robert Nyhus)  

Via on-line:

Love you pops......

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Kristen Meidal on 4th August 2013

"Thinking of my Uncle Evan - his love for life and family, and a big encouraging smile."

This tribute was added by Ora Nyhus on 3rd August 2013

"One year ago, we said goodbye to a sweet soul.  Thinking about him and missing him....."

This tribute was added by Keith Ortiz on 5th September 2012

"I never had the pleasure of meeting Bob, but I know his son Greg very well.  I consider Greg one of the most generous and kindest men I know, and I truly believe a man's character is a reflection of their parents.  As Bob looks down from the heavens, he should be proud of the legacy he left and the lasting memories all will have of him."

This tribute was added by Gregory Evan Nyhus on 27th August 2012

"Blue skies, warm gentle breeze, and great's services were beautiful and memorable.  Apparently, Dad has connections as during the funeral service, an F-18 did a fly-by, tipping his wing....Wow!  Thank you all for your tributes, for your phone calls, for your cards...we feel very blessed!  Enjoy each day....Tally ho!"

This tribute was added by nancy richeson on 27th August 2012

"Dana and Greg so sorry for your loss. It is very difficult to deal with the loss of a parent. Life is forever changed.
Nancy Richeson"

This tribute was added by Grant Meidal on 26th August 2012

"Uncle Evan left so many memories to enjoy the early parts of my life - which many have faded. His smile, the tilt of his head almost seeming shy at times, his humor and his debates. They all defined what I knew of him.  I've missed his warm, strong hand shake over the years and of late have enjoyed, since his passing, more recollection of his life and his person.  Rest well dear one."

This tribute was added by Marcy Richeson on 26th August 2012

"I'm so sorry to hear about Bob. It's hard to lose a parent. I remember Bob always having a smile on his face. Sending love to all. Marcy (Bill's daughter)"

This tribute was added by Christian Hays on 19th August 2012

"Wow! What great times we shared hunting the great Wapiti. Our long drives to the Big Sky state loaded down in Bob’s van (AKA the Ferrari) telling stories of days gone by catching great BIG fish, hunting white tails in the great north and the bond of being with men. Dreaming of what the future hunt may hold. Would we even see any of the great beasts? Maybe a 6x6? Maybe a great Royal…"

This tribute was added by Christian Hays on 19th August 2012

"Would it be cold and miserable or would the weather hold till we returned to camp and built a fire? Could we get that road sign without getting caught? Would we catch any fish today? Ah the taste of fresh back straps… What work it was to get Gods great gift out. We all worked as a team and now could enjoy the sweet taste of this majestic beauty. What a life…"

This tribute was added by Christian Hays on 19th August 2012

"I’m so lucky to have shared these wonderful memories with this great man and his son. Thank you Mr. Nyhus. You will not be forgotten. God Speed Sir"

This tribute was added by Vince & Bonnie Concialdi on 16th August 2012

"I remember the first time I met Bob, he made me feel like we had been friends for a long time.  His smile and gregarious nature was infectious!
Talking to Bob was like looking into the future of Greg!!  Love the pictures and can feel the love he had for his family and being an outdoorsman.  It is obvious he was loved dearly and will truly be missed."

This tribute was added by Haviva Shane on 14th August 2012

"I love all of the photos.  Evidence of a life well lived, and a person well loved!  Your sense of humor and winning smile will be missed, but not forgotten."

This tribute was added by Cylia Israel on 14th August 2012

"Bob sure opened his arms to our family with warmth, cheerfulness, and always a joke up his sleeve. We will miss him dearly."

This tribute was added by Zed Smyth on 13th August 2012

"I met Mr. Nyhus, (Bob), one summer weekend when I went to visit my new friend Greg after we met via a mutual friend Rocky Barrett from Chicago & became fast friends @ ASU. I went to visit Greg in Minnesota for a weekend & his parents could not have been nicer. They adopted me in  minutes as their own & I've Always felt like family since then. Love you & will miss you Mr. Ny.  The Voice, Ed"

This tribute was added by Ora Nyhus on 12th August 2012

"Big Bob was one of a was an honor to know him and be with him as he passed away.  He shared his gifts in a gentle manner...a kind soul with a beautiful in peace."

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