Evans Funeral Home

"Compassionate Funeral Service"

New Rockford and Carrington, North Dakota
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Gary Nygaard

Gary Ray Nygaard, age 60, of St. Cloud, MN, died on Sunday, July 9, 2017, at his home in St. Cloud of natural causes.

Gary was born on April 30, 1957, in New Rockford, ND to Arden and Mary Jane (Satterlund) Nygaard.  Gary grew up and graduated from New Rockford High School. He joined the US Army in 1975 and received an honorable discharge after serving in Stuttgart, Germany. After his term in the service he returned to the New Rockford area and worked for area construction companies. He later relocated and made his home in St. Cloud. Gary always had a compassionate heart for his pets, Burst (Dachshund) and G.K. (Good Kitty). He was also an avid Minnesota Twins fan.

Gary is survived by his father, Arden Nygaard, Fargo, ND; his siblings, Bruce Nygaard, Beulah, WY, Alan (Mary) Nygaard, Syracuse, NE, Diane Hendrickson, Bismarck, ND, Chris (Ray) Mering, Jamestown, ND, Mike (Marsha) Nygaard, Fargo, ND, Lyle Nygaard, Gillette, WY, Tom Nygaard, Gillette, WY, Jean (Mike) Fisher, Fargo, ND, and Daryl (Angie) Nygaard, Austin, TX; and by his nieces & great nieces, and nephews & great nephews. He also leaves behind a very good friend, Martha Johnson.  

He is preceded in death by his mother, Mary Jane Nygaard; one sister, Audrey Nygaard and two brothers, Arden Charles and Duane Nygaard.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to: American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123; or Granite City Pet Hospital, 2935 2nd St. St. Cloud, MN 56301.



St. John's Catholic Church, New Rockford, ND


Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 10:30AM


Saturday, July 29, 2017 9:30AM - 10:30AM in the church.


St. John's Catholic Cemetery, New Rockford, with Military Honors.

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Name: Shelley (Doherty) Johnsen

Date: July 28, 2017

Message: I am so very sorry to hear this news. Gary was a friend and classmate. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.


Name: Randy and Susan Bush

Date: July 27 2017

Message: So sorry for the Nygaard family loss of their son, brother and uncle Gary. God's strength be with you all and God Bless. We will not be able to be at Gary's funeral, we have other commitments in MN with our children. Our prayers are with you all


Name: JoAnn Watson

Date: 07/25/17

Message: Gary was a very loving person & was a significant part of my life. Condolences to all of the Nygaard Family. I know he will be missed.

Rest in Peace Gary.


Name: Shannon Riggle

Date: 07/20/17

Message: Nygaard Family - so sorry for your loss, know you are in the prayers of many.

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