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Myrtle Nygard

March 01, 1915 - August 08, 2013


5-7:00 P.M on Sunday, August 11, 2013 at Fredrikson-Boulger Funeral Chapel, Kindred.

1-2:00 P.M. on Monday, August 12, 2013 at West Prairie Free Lutheran Church, Kindred.

Prayer Service:

7:00 P.M. on Sunday, August 11, 2013 at Fredrikson-Boulger Funeral Chapel, Kindred.

Funeral Service:

2:00 P.M. on Monday, August 12, 2013 at West Prairie Free Lutheran Church, Kindred.


Fredrikson-Boulger Funeral Chapel, Kindred

Myrtle Nygard

March 01, 1915 - August 08, 2013


Myrtle Nygard, 98, Fargo, ND, formerly of Leonard, ND, died Thursday, August 8, 2013 at Evergreens Care Center, Fargo, ND. 

Myrtle, the daughter of John and Mabel Andvik, was born in Kindred, ND, on March 1, 1915.  She attended country school near Kindred, ND.

Myrtle married Ben Nygard at West Prairie Lutheran Church near Kindred on September 27, 1936.  They lived on a farm near Kindred until 1942 when they bought a farm near Woods, ND.  They raised their two daughters, Betty and Lila there.  They moved to Leonard in 1963.  Ben passed away in 1984 but Myrtle continued to live in Leonard until 1998. Myrtle moved to the West Fargo Cooperative Living Center where she thoroughly enjoyed life. She moved to the Evergreens Care Center in Fargo in 2011.

She loved to bake, garden, entertain family, travel, mow lawn, drive fast and go to the races in West Fargo.  She enjoyed all her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandsons.

She is survived by her daughters, Betty (Merle) Schatzke of Fargo, ND; Lila (Duane) Bratland of Circle, MT; 6 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandsons; sister-in-law, Dorothy Nygard, cousins and many nieces and nephews.

Myrtle was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Ben, and two brothers, Thorvald and Lloyd Andvik.


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  1. Brian Messelt says:

    Moorhead Mn.Thoughts and prayers go out to Betty,Lila and the whole family. Myrtle was a wonderfull lady. She was kind and fun to be around.

  2. Lennie Messelt Slocumb says:

    State College PAThoughts and prayers go out to Betty, Lila and the whole family. My memories of Mrs. Nygard are of a sweet, kind woman who was truly a “lady”.

  3. James Nygard says:

    Maplewood MN
    My thoughts are with Betty and Lila. My memories of Aunt Myrtle are of the many
    family, farming and school events at which Aunt Myrtle was always hustling and doing tasks with humor.

  4. Phyllis Folstad says:

    Breckenridge MN
    Myrtle was such a special lady. At one point in my life, she was almost like a “second mother” to me. She always had a smile or a laugh, and she continued that even the last time I saw her in May. I’ll chrish the memories I have of her!

  5. Karl and Lois Kanning says:

    Meade KansasWe are sorry not to be at Aunt Myrtle”s memorial services. She was a special lady with a merry heart. I remember her energy and that she was always busy doing something – often FOR someone else. She has had a long life and blessed many people.

  6. Christine Cockerill says:

    Moorhead MN
    I never knew Myrtle, but I wish I had. She sounds like an amazing, fun woman. I love the photo you posted of her.

  7. Barbara Knight says:

    Fargo ND
    We will all miss her laughter, her smiles and her quick comments! Myrtle was a part of our family at the Evergreens and all the staff will miss her so much. We are blessed to have known her and had her in our lives.

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