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Wayne Lyle Nygard

Male 1950 - 2021  (70 years)


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  • Name Wayne Lyle Nygard 
    Born 31 Dec 1950  Grafton, Walsh, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 May 2021  USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • WAYNE'S OBITUARY
      U.S. Veteran
      Wayne Nygard went to be with his Lord and Savior on May 10, 2021 at home with his loving wife, family, and Hospice by his side.

      Wayne Lyle Nygard was born in Grafton, ND on December 31, 1950 to Johnny and Myrtle Stella (Skrogstad) Nygard. Wayne attended Tiber School District No. 77 for 5 years, then transferred to Edinburg Public School, where he graduated. Wayne proudly served his country in the Air Force for 4 years. He worked as a missile electrician on the guidance system for the Hound Dog missile. Wayne was grave digger for 26 years and hobby farmer over 40 years. At age 50, he began working for Thrivent Financial for Lutherans as a financial representative, where he thoroughly enjoyed helping others.

      Wayne met the love of his life, Elin Jerstad, at a Bible study picnic in Cavalier. He knew quickly Elin was the one, but she took some convincing. They were married on March 7th, 1981 and recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.

      Wayne was a faithful servant of the Lord: teaching Sunday school, serving though pulpit fill, sitting on the church council, leading others to faith in Jesus, and helping those in need. Adherence to the scriptures was very important pertaining to every aspect of life. He boldly shared his faith.

      Wayne had a deep passion for the great outdoors. Gardening, berry-picking, hunting, and raising farm critters brought him much joy. He was a dynamic storyteller and historical reference. Wayne loved learning and teaching. He was active in his community in multiple ways, including 4-H, school field trips, and community service projects. Wayne took pride in his Norwegian heritage, promoting it through Sons of Norway, lyceums at area schools, and carrying out family and holiday traditions. He was known for his cookies, breads, and pies, which he loved to share with others.

      Wayne is survived by his wife, Elin, daughter Anne Kristine (Jack) Hanks, son Jon Nygard, and daughter Tina (Scott) Stockdill, granddaughter Eliana Hanks, sister Joyce Nygard, brother Rodney (Jan) Nygard, sister-in-law Adriana Nygard, many nieces and nephews, as well as honorary daughter Betty Hurst, and honorary grandsons Jason Hurst, Daniel Hurst, Cody (Mariah) Ellis, and Xavier Ellis. Wayne was preceded in death by his parents and brother Clinton Nygard.

      Funeral services will be Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Grace Free Lutheran Church of Edinburg, ND. Military rites will be provided by the Edinburg American Legion and the U. S. Air Force Honor Guard. Inurnment will be at Odalen Lutheran Cemetery.
    Buried 5 Jun 2021  Edinburgh, Walsh, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I11317  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 17 May 2021 

    Father Johnny Nygard,   b. 5 Feb 1910, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1984, Walsh, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Myrtle Stella Skrogstad, "Nygard",   b. 25 Jan 1911, Alma, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1973, Pembina, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 1937 
    Family ID F3674  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elin Jerstad, "Nygard" 
    Married 7 Mar 1981 
    Children 
    +1. Living
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    Last Modified 17 May 2021 
    Family ID F4600  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart


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