Neil A. Ystad, 83, Spanaway, Wash., formerly of Greenwood, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, with his family by his side. A memorial service will be held on Sept. 9, at Lighthouse Christian Center.
Neil A. Ystad was born on on Nov. 30, 1933, in the town of Warner, to Ralph and Eleanor (nee Olson) Ystad. He was raised on a farm and received his education in the Greenwood area. On June 4, 1955, Neil married Darlene Smith in Loyal. He moved to the state of Washington, where he went to work for Boeing Aircraft Company and retired after 40 years of service. In retirement he enjoyed fishing and traveling the U.S., in their motorhome. He also was a big fan of NASCAR and the Seattle Mariners.
Neil is survived by his wife, Darlene, Spanaway, Wash.; his children: Arlan (Ruthann) Ystad of Puyallup, Wash., Al (Wendy) Ystad of Puyallup, Wash., Arlene (Brian) West of Hacienda Heights, Calif., Charlene DeLoach of Puyallup, Wash., and Keith (Gen) Ystad of Hilo, Hawaii; 13 grandchildren: Allen, Carmen, Cassandra, Shawn, Justin, Desiree, Neil, Amanda, Tanisha, Peter, Aubree, Betsy and Kate; 11 great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; one sister, Gwen (Fred) Trebe of Keshena; a sister-in-law, Carla Lane of Denison, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.