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Stephen Nylin

August 10, 1945 — September 28, 2021

Stephen Nylin

Stephen E. Nylin, 76, of Keithsburg, Illinois died Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at Genesis Medical Center, Aledo.

Per his wishes, cremation will be accorded and there are no services.  Memorials may be made in his name to Keithsburg Fire Department or Keithsburg First Christian Church.  Dennison Funeral Home, Aledo is assisting the family.

Stephen was born August 10, 1945 in Galesburg, Illinois the son of Ben Edward and Zola May Fauble Nylin.  Stephen was drafted into the United States Army, serving as a clerk from January 5, 1966 – December 17, 1967.  On September 15, 1972, he married Nancy Malcom in Oquawka.  Stephen worked for the United States Army Corps of Engineers, retiring after 30 years, as Assistant Lock Master at New Boston Lock and Dam 17.  He was also a licensed water and waste water operator for the City of Keithsburg for 36 years.  In his free-time, he enjoyed working on lawn mowers, fishing, boating, and mowing yards.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife:  Nancy Nylin of Keithsburg, Illinois; sons:  Jody L. (Jeannie) Nylin of Fredericksburg, Iowa and Stephen D. (Jennefer) Nylin of Keithsburg, Illinois; grandchildren:  Brandon, Tasha, Breana and Beonca; 9 great grandchildren; siblings:  Ben E. “Gene” (Janet) Nylin of O’Fallon, Missouri, Richard (Janet) Nylin of Keithsburg, Illinois and Kathy Wheeler of Woodhull, Illinois and mother-in-law:  Marline M. Malcom.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son:  Johnny L. Nylin, father-in-law:  Eldon R. “Sparky” Malcom and mother-in-law:  Barbara J. Wakeland.

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