Obituary: Lee R. Nylander


Lee R. Nylander, 76, Noblesville, died Jan. 6 at Wellbrooke of Carmel. He was born June 26, 1940, to Stanley O. and Pat (Tostesen) Nylander in Elmwood Park, Ill.

Lee was retired from Broutman & Associates in Chicago, where he had been a vice president for 19 years. He received his undergraduate degree from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and his PhD from Loyola University in Chicago. He was a past-president of the Society of Plastic Engineers, a member of the Blatchley Nature Club in Noblesville and a member of Noblesville Baptist Church. He raised prized orchids and was a past-president of the Illinois Orchid Society.

He is survived by his wife, Belva G. Nylander, children Kimberely (Lou) Nylander Herrera and Neil E. (Aliya) Nylander, step-children Lisa (Kurt) Herron, Richard (Kathy) Gigante, Andrew (Shannon) Gigante and Lauren (Matt) Wilkens, 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 14 at Noblesville Baptist Church, 1338 E. Pleasant St., Noblesville, with Pastor Seth Leeman officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Jan. 13. at Randall & Roberts Funeral Center, 1685 Westfield Rd., Noblesville. An additional visitation will be held at the church 10 a.m. until time of service. Burial will be at Crownland Cemetery in Noblesville.

Memorial contributions may be made to National Parkinson Foundation, 200 SE First St., Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131; or Noblesville Baptist Church, 1338 E. Pleasant St., Noblesville, IN 46060.