John R Nydam
John Ralph Nydam, 98, of Corsica, SD passed away Friday, April 1, 2022 at the
Good Samaritan Society – Corsica. Funeral Services are 10:30 AM Saturday, April
9, 2022 at the New Holland Christian Reformed Church. A Committal Service will
follow at the New Holland Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church from
9:30 – 10:30 AM prior to services on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorials in
John’s honor may be directed to: Gideons, PO Box 223, Platte, SD 57369.
Funeral Home of Platte is assisting with arrangements. Expressions of sympathy
may be extended to the family through mountfuneralhome.com. The funeral will be
live-streamed under "Photos and Videos" on the funeral home website (Webcasting)
and through "Mount Funeral Homes" Facebook page.
Nydam was born on February 7, 1924 to John and Kate "Trijntje" (Maas) Nydam on
the family farm in rural New Holland, SD. He attended Corsica High School and
was united in marriage to Kathryn H. Klap on February 28, 1956 in Denver, CO.
They moved to South Dakota to farm and raise their family near New Holland.
John was a
member of the New Holland Christian Reformed Church and was active in the
Gideons. He and Kathy loved to travel – taking memorable trips to Thailand, the
Netherlands and throughout the United States.
for having shared in John’s life: his three sons: Mark (Emily) Nydam of
Wellesley, MA, Rodney (Ann) Nydam of Oakton, VA and David (Anne) Nydam of
Needham, MA; four grandchildren: John, James, Trintje and Peter Nydam; four
in-laws: Jean Allen, Sarah Riddering, Marian Stover and Herman Klap; along with
many nieces and nephews.
preceded in death by his wife, Kathy Nydam (May 9, 1997); his parents, John and
Kate Nydam; 10 siblings: Florence Faber, Agnes Heida, Joseph Nydam, Gertrude
Spyksra, Elizabeth Nydam, Bert Nydam, John Nydam, Margaret Van Zee, Earl Nydam
and Catharina Nydam; parents-in-law, Herman and Edith Klap; and two
brothers-in-law: Lewis Klap and Henry Klap.