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Carroll Emmanuel Nyquist

July 2, 1931 ~ May 10, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Carroll Nyquist Obituary

Carroll Emmanuel Nyquist was born on 2 July 1931 in Chicago Heights, Illinois to Victor and Marie Nyquist as the first of two children. He passed away on 10 May 2023 in Petoskey, Michigan. A private memorial service for the family will be held at the Nyquist residence in Petoskey on Friday, 19 May at 2 pm.

Carroll’s father, Vic Nyquist, was an Evangelical Covenant minister. As a boy, Carroll lived in Minneapolis Minnesota, Denver Colorado, and Turlock California. He was an excellent student in school, attending several universities. He received a degree in theology from North Park College and an MA in film production from UCLA. His dream was to serve God by making Christian films.

On 30 June 1956 Carroll married Marion Lindgren, the daughter of the Rev. Earl Lindgren. They were married at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Inglewood, California. They then moved to Elgin, Illinois so that Carroll could begin his career in Chicago as a film editor. While working in Chicago, his talents came to the attention of filmmaker Henry Ushijima, who employed him in documentary film projects. Among his projects, Carroll worked on films about the Chicago police Dept. and was executive producer of a television documentary about the Youth International Party (YIP).

Carroll’s dream was to start his own production company and, after working freelance on various projects, including work with Billy Graham’s Campus Crusade for Christ, Carroll formed Johnson-Nyquist Productions with his business partner Dave Johnson in 1968. Among their many documentary and commercial film projects, Carroll and Dave were contracted by the United States Information Agency to do all on-the-ground filming of the Apollo astronauts during training and after-mission quarantine from 1969-1972.

Carroll and his partner Dave set up their offices in Northridge California, moving their business to Orange County in 1978 when they began working on film and television projects with tennis coach Vic Braden. Johnson-Nyquist produced Braden’s short-lived television series, Vic’s Vacant Lot, which ran from 1982-1984 with 26 episodes airing on ESPN and rerun on Nickelodeon until May 1985.

Carroll retired from Johnson-Nyquist Productions in 1991 to teach film and video production at Biola University during the 1990s. In 1999 he and his wife Marion moved to beautiful Mckinleyville, on California’s north coast. After the Twin Towers and the Pentagon were hit by terrorists on 9 September 2001, Carroll served as a Federal Officer for TSA at the Department of Homeland Security, working at the Eureka/Arcata airport in Mckinleyville. He retired from Federal service at the age of 83, in 2014.

Carroll enjoyed boating and water-skiing and was a dedicated long-distance bicyclist. In November 2020, at the age of 89, Carroll and his wife moved to Petoskey, Michigan to be closer to his sons, who became his caregivers. Carroll was a longtime member of the Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife, Marion, his sons Jeffrey and Gregory, his daughter Jill, and his sister Caroline. He was loved and will be greatly missed.



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