Alan Nyberg

Alan Oscar Nyberg, 70, of Prairie du Chien, WI, formerly of Postville, died Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Gundersen Lutheran Health Systems, La Crosse, WI. Funeral Services were held Thursday, February 26 at Schutte-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Postville, with Greg Hamm as the Officiant. Burial will be at a later date in Postville Cemetery.
Alan was born October 20, 1944 in Postville to Allard and Jacqueline (Lane) Nyberg. He graduated from Postville High School and attended Upper Iowa University in Fayette, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration. Alan was united in marriage with Katherine Handke in 1968; they later divorced.
Alan was employed at a credit union in Fort Dodge. After doing some traveling out west, he started to work in the antique area of guns, duck decoys, fishing items and other general antiques. For many years Alan worked with his step-father, Keith, in collecting and researching Indian artifacts. He later joined Keith working full-time in his business, Thunderbird Indian Artifacts. He traveled over 17 western states, attending auctions and meeting other sellers of Indian artifacts. Keith turned the business over to Alan in 2004 and continued to assist him.
Alan enjoyed going to the movies, and always wanted to be the first one to see a new one when it came out in theaters. He was an avid sports fan, he loved watching the Iowa Hawkeyes. When he walked into a room he filled it like a ray of sunshine. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him.
Alan is survived by his children, Shannon (fiancé, Steve Haberkorn) Nyberg of McGregor, Ben Petersen of Boscobel, WI and Sarah Grady of Marquette; seven  grandchildren, Bryant Nyberg, Blake Stover, Kaeli Jandro, Karly Ann Jandro, Dawson Lease, Annabelle Lease and Wyatt Haberkorn; a great-grandchild, Chance Nyberg; his step-father, Keith (Janet) Schroeder of Waukon; his nieces and nephews, Carey (Jean) Ash of Cedar Rapids, Troy Hartman of California, Dustin (Diane) Hartman of Des Moines, Melisa (Gary) Lehmann of Elgin and Amanda (Joel)  Stetler of Colorado; and his sisters, Cheryl Ash of Waukon and Kathy Nyberg of Waukon.
Alan was preceded in death by his parents, Allard and Jacqueline Nyberg; his brother, David Schroeder; and his nephew, Jamey Ash.
Condolences may be left at Schutte-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Postville assisted the family with arrangements.