106 West Main Street
P.O. Box 146
Phone: 906-475-4631
Fax: 906-475-5561


Sunday, January 1st, 1961 - Monday, February 1st, 2021
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Lawrence James ‘Jim’ Nylander, Jr., 60, of Negaunee, passed away peacefully Monday afternoon, February 1, 2021 at home.

Jim was born January 1, 1961 in Ishpeming to Lawrence James and Jeanne (Fernea) Nylander, Sr., graduated from Negaunee High School where he played football for 4 years, Class of 1979, and was a lifelong Negaunee resident.

Jim was a dedicated employee for Negaunee Public Schools, having worked as lead mechanic and bus driver for many years. He also owned and operated the family business, Nylander Auto Parts, and in his younger years worked for the City of Negaunee. He was a member of the Negaunee Eagle’s Club.

An avid outdoorsman and hunter, Jim loved being at the family hunting camp in Trenary. He was a devoted Husband, Father, Son, Brother and Grandfather, and most enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his beloved grandchildren.

Surviving are his loving wife of 26 years, Gail (LaBombarb) Nylander; mother, Jeanne Nylander; his son, Brandon (Jennifer) Nylander of Negaunee; two daughters: Audrey (Richard Helgren) Hogan and Ashley (Hannah Koski) Nylander, both of Negaunee Township; seven grandchildren: Anthony, Tyler and Kyle Hogan, Noah (Courtney Enright), Madison and Emmersyn Nylander, and Paelynn Nylander; three great-grandchildren: Dannika, Callie and Peyton; and his sister-in-law, Lucinda Nylander and her children, Lucinda and Tina. He was preceded in death by his father; and brother, Jeff Nylander.

In accordance with COVID-19 precautions, private family services will be held. Interment will take place in the Negaunee Cemetery. A graveside service and celebration of life will be held in the spring/summer and will be announced. In lieu of flowers, any memorial considerations may be directed in his memory to St. Jude’s Children Hospital.

Jim’s memorial page may be viewed at koskeyfuneralhome.com
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Gary Olivier

Posted at 05:33pm
My deepest sympathy goes out to the whole Nylander family. Jim was one of the nicest that I have ever had the privilege of knowing.
He always went out of his way to say hello and asked how things were going. The world sure won’t be the same without him.

Gregg Gustafson

Posted at 10:02am
My deepest sympathies to the Nylander family. Jimmy was a classmate, teammate and friend. He will be missed by all that know him. Rest in peace my friend.

Nancy Anderson

Posted at 09:15am
I was deeply saddened by the news of Jim’s passing. We were Negaunee Public School coworkers. Jim was one of the kindest people I have ever met. A GREAT guy. My deepest sympathies.

Nancy Anderson

Dan Thompson

Posted at 01:07pm
Jim was our neighbor on Cherry Street, we both worked for the school, he was so dedicated to his job. Jim and I played City Leauge basketball together and had a great time as teammates. Rest In Peace my friend! My sympathies to Gail, his kids,Mom, grandchildren and his entire family.


Posted at 12:28pm
I have good memories fishing on the Whitefish and seeing him We also played basketball together in a couple of NIT "S . Great GUY !

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