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Nygard, Viola 1906-1940


Posted By: Doris Hoffman, Volunteer (email)
Date: 11/5/2019 at 20:56:01

Note: Her mother's maiden name is Fletcher.


Mrs. Kenneth Nygard, of this city, passed away at the Akron Hospital at about 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, June 26, 1940, following the birth of a baby son by caesarean section that morning.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Nygard; the infant son; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Smyser (actually Smizer), two brothers, Chas. and Percy Smyser (Smizer), north of town.

The community tenders its deep sympathy to the bereaved relatives,

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon in the Immanuel Lutheran church.

Akron Register Tribune
Thursday, June 27, 1940
Akron, Iowa


Esteemed Woman Spent Her Entire Life In This Community

Mention was made in these columns last week of the death of Mrs. Kenneth Nygard. of Akron, on Wednesday, June 26, 1940, at the age of 34 years and 5 days.

Viola Smizer was born June 21, 1906, at Chatsworth, Iowa. All of her life was spent in the vicinity of Akron. On April 1, 1939, she was united in marriage with Kenneth Nygard of Akron. Her marriage was an exceedingly happy one. She was of an unusually happy and cheerful disposition and was loved and honored by all who knew her.

She leaves to mourn her passing her husband, Kenneth Nygard; an infant son, Gerald Kenneth; her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Smizer; and two brothers, Percy annd Charlie Smizer all of Akron; her uncles and aunts, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Fletcher, of Newcastle, Wyo.; Mr. and Mrs. Bryan, Hurst; Will Hadfield and Mr. and Mrs. Mike Smizer, all of Durham, Mo., and numerous cousins and friends.

Funeral services werre held last Friday afternoon, at 2 o'clock at the home and at 2:30 o'clock in Immanuel Lutheran church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. E. G. Svenson. Interment ws in Riverside cemetery.

Among the relatives from a distance who came to attend the funeral were her aunt, Mrs. J. F. Gnuse of LaGrange, Mo.; her cousins, Mrs. Alverta Smith, Mrs. Pearl Minch, Mrs. Alice Bonnema, of Maywood, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. Gary Scott, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hadfield, Raymond Hadfield and Hamelin Hurst, of Durham, Mo.

Akron Register Tribune
Thursday, July 4, 1940
Akron, Iowa


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