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1120 E. Main Street
Vermillion, SD 57069
Phone: 605-624-2829
Fax: 605-624-2931
Gerald Nygaard

Gerald Nygaard

Tuesday, October 1st, 1940 - Friday, June 19th, 2020
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Gerald Frederick Nygaard was born October 1, 1940 to Warren and Mary (Overson) in Centerville SD. He was a 1959 graduate of Vermillion High School. He graduated from the University of South Dakota with a Bachelor's and Masters degree in Library science. He served as a member of the National Guard. He married Lois Ashmore June 24, 1964. They had 2 sons; Mark and Gregory. Gerald was a librarian, writer, publisher, business owner and master Gardner. Gerald enjoyed fishing, hunting, bird watching and spending time with friends and family. He was survived by his wife Lois Nygaard (Vermillion) son Mark/Brandi Nygaard (Omaha) 3 grandchildren Marley, Kansas and Drager (Omaha) and 1 great grandson Zayden (Omaha). Sister Karen/Steve Warner (Norfolk) brother David/Teri Nygaard (Vermillion) nieces, nephews and many friends. He was proceeded in death by his parents Warren and Mary and his beloved son Gregory.
Memorials may be directed to the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital or the Vermillion United Church of Christ.
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Dawn Jensen

Posted at 10:55pm
Lois I was so sorry to read this. I always thought Jerry was such a nice guy. He was one of the first people I actually met when we moved here. Larry always thought so much of you and Jerry. RIP Jerry, I can only imagine you putting out a paper for hunting and fishing. Gone too soon.


Posted at 08:13pm
Dear Lois,
We are saddened to hear about the demise of Jerry. Our thoughts, prayers and love are with you and your family during this time.
Seema, Rishi, and Ranjit

Jay and Mary Lea Hennies

Posted at 05:01pm
Our love, prayers, and sympathy are with all of you!! May knowing he is at peace, support of family and friends, and special memories help ease the pain of missing him!!! We have very special memories of families and friends who met at your place to celebrate BEING family and friends!! Our kids were all about the same age, and they played together outside for hours. Then we would feast on the smorgasbord of foods we all brought to share. Stories were told and retold...getting better each time. Sometimes we would celebrate a tennis championship game...or some other event Jerry would coordinate when he was at the high school. It was always fun to learn of his activities. We will miss him, but we will smile at the memories!! Please know we care about all of you!!!!!

Sonja Johnson

Posted at 01:31pm
I am sorry to hear about Jerry's passing. He was a great librarian at VHS.

Lyle and Carol Jahnke

Posted at 11:04am
Thoughts and prayers are with you Lois . Sorry to hear of Jerry‘s passing. It has been years but we still laugh about our fishing trip in the parking lot.

Cleo anderson Posted at 09:18pm

Lois, Loren and I are very sorry to hear of Jerrys passing. I can't help but think that Roger is pumping him fo all the news from Vermillion. The both of you were great friends and while Jerry will live on in our wonderful memories, you are living on in our hearts and prayers, as is Mark and his family. Big Hugs from Cleo and Loren

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