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Nygard, Otto "Kenneth" 1910-1963


Posted By: Doris Hoffman, Volunteer (email)
Date: 11/5/2019 at 13:57:25

Note: His mother's maiden name was Amundson.


Had Been Resident Of this Community All Of His Life

Kenneth Nygard departed this life at the Veterans' Hospital, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Sunday evening, September 22, 1963. He was 53 years, 3 months and 29 days of age.

Otto Kenneth Nygard was born in Sioux Valley Township, Union County, South Dakota, May 25, 1910. His parents were Otto and Alma Nygard.

On June 26, 1910, he was baptized and on April 11, 1926, he was confirmed in the Immanuel Lutheran church by Pastor Oscar F. Bohman.

After completing his grade school education, he graduated from Akron High School with the Class of 1930.

On April 1, 1939, he was untied in marriage with Viola Smizer. She departed this life about one year later.

On June 2, 1945, Miss Rose Krowes (or Korwes) became his bride at a wedding in Worthington, Minnesota.

He spent nearly all of his life in Akron or its vicinity. For some ten yen years he worked for Sony Vacuum and ran a tank wagon. For the last sixteen years he was associated with the United States Postal Department as a rural mail carrier. In both capacities he made a wide acquaintance of many friends.

During World II he served in the armed forces of his country and was overseas. He was a member of Hoschler Post, No. 186, American Legion, Kenneth had a concern for the welfare of his family, and also for other people wherever he met them. He was willing to give whatever help he could wherever needed.

Those left to mourn his departure include; His wife, Rose; two daughters, Jean Ann and Linda; a son Richard, all at home; two brothers, Howard of Hawarden, Iowa and Clifford of Akron, other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in Immanuel Lutheran church, Rev. David J. Roy officiating. Mrs. Stuart Harris was soloist and Mrs. Henning Shoulberg was organist. Casket bearers were James Klauer, Clifford Kennedy, Arden Johnson, William Meinen, Robert Pollock and Phillip Bernard. Burial was in Riverside cemetery, with military honors by Hoschler Post, No. 186, American Legion.

Akron Register Tribune
Thursday, October 3, 1963
Akron, Iowa


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