Nygaard, age 93, a long-time resident of Devils Lake,
ND, formerly of Edmore, ND, died Monday, February 28,
2011 at Heartland Care Center in Devils Lake.
was born March 24, 1917 in Adams, ND, to Fredrick and
Pernellie Dahlgren. She grew up in the Fairdale/Adams
area and married the love of her life, Raymond Nygaard,
on June 27, 1942. Myrtle and Raymond raised their family
and farmed near Edmore before retiring and moving to
Devils Lake in 1981.
and Raymond were active in both the Edmore and Devils
Lake communities. Myrtle sold Avon in the Edmore community
for many years, was a life-time member of the Women's
VFW Auxiliary, and a long-time member of the Rebecca's
Lodge in Devils Lake.
is survived by her 6 children, Mardyce (Rob) Hill of
Boise, ID, Roger (Carmen) Nygaard of Edmore, Richard
(Tae Sun) Nygaard of Edmore, Ronald (Linda) Nygaard
of Wahpeton, ND, Patty (Jerry) Stiburek of Boise, ID,
and Randy Nygaard of Crary, ND; 20 grandchildren; 28
great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; 2 brothers,
Albin Dahlgren of Silver Lake, MN and John Dahlgren
of Grand Forks, ND; and several nieces and nephews.
was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond; a daughter,
Cheryl Joy; a son, Robert James; a grandson, Kenneth
Engie; her parents, Fred and Nellie; a sister, Doris;
and 3 brothers, Palmer, Lawrence, and Myron.
Funeral Service will be held at Concordia Lutheran Church
of Edmore on Friday, March 4, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Officiating
will be the Reverend Don Reynolds. The organist will
be Lois Myrvik and the soloist will be Stacey Nygaard.
Interment will be in the spring at St. Olaf Cemetery,
rural Fairdale, ND. The casketbearers will be all of
Myrtle's grandsons. Visitation will be held at the church
on Thursday, beginning at 5:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service
at 7:00 p.m.