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Sharon Nygard

March 10, 1943 - October 26, 2015

Funeral Service - Monday

November 02, 2015
- 10:30 AM

Canaan Moravian Church, rural Davenport ND

Visitation - Monday

November 02, 2015
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Canaan Moravian Church, rural Davenport ND


Fredrikson-Boulger Funeral Chapel

Sharon Nygard

March 10, 1943 - October 26, 2015


Sharon passed away on Monday, October 26, 2015 at her home at Brookdale Eagan Memory Care, surrounded by her loving family.

Sharon Saewert was born on March 10, 1943 in Fargo, ND, the daughter of Eddie and Lois (Jackson) Saewert. She grew up on the family farm near Davenport, ND. Sharon graduated from Oak Grove High School in Fargo and furthered her education completing an Associate of Arts Degree in Secretarial Science at Moorhead State University.

Following her education Sharon worked in Fargo as an executive and legal secretary until 1966 when she became a stay at home mom, raising her daughters. She returned to the workforce with Phoenix International in Fargo, later transferring to St. Louis, MO. She returned to Fargo in 1997 and worked for 17 years with the Red River Valley Sugar Beet Growers Association in Fargo. Upon her retirement in 2012 due to health concerns, she made her home at One Oak Place and Touchmark. In June of this year, Sharon moved to Brookdale Eagan Memory Care to be closer to her daughter.

Sharon’s favorite thing in the world was being grandma. She cherished the time spent with all of her family and was always concerned how the family farm was doing. Throughout the years, Sharon was active in the Soroptimist Club, loved her time traveling, playing Bridge, watching movies, and was a Bison fan.

The family would like to offer a very special word of thanks to her wonderful caregivers, especially Mitsy. The loving care, concern, and friendship shown to Sharon throughout her illness, will remain in their hearts forever.

Sharon is survived by her daughter, Michele (Gregory) Williams of St. Paul, MN; her grandson, Hunter Gubeno; her brother, John (Sharon) Saewert of West Fargo, ND; her son-in-law, Jason Gubeno; nephews – Mike (Amy) Saewert, Scott (Penny) Saewert, Jay (Kim) Sandvig, and Chris (Brooke) Sandvig. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Janel Gubeno and her parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Hospice of the Red River Valley, the Alzheimer’s Association or to a charity of choice.


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12 responses to “Sharon Nygard”

  1. Ginger Torgrimskn says:

    You blessed our presence with your beautiful smile and loving hugs. I know you and Janel are in Gods Kingdom together and that brings me great peace! My condolences to the rest of your friends and family who will miss you dearly!
    Love Always,
    Ginger Ryan Gunnar Kelsey and Jakob

  2. Chris says:

    My heartfelt condolences to the family during this time of sorrow. Please find peace in knowing that our Heavenly Father understands your grief and He cares. 1 Peter 5:6, 7

  3. Geri says:

    I valued our friendship and so sorry I haven’t been in touch with you the last few years. You were a special friend and I will miss you.

  4. larry pietsch says:

    one of best persons, she will be deeply missed by who knew her. she was very special my life .so sorry for all the familys loss.

  5. karl says:

    for 12 years we shared a laugh together every morning as I delivered the mail to your office at RRVSBG. You always had a smile for me and started my day off right. I always considered you a friend not a customer. RIP friend.

  6. Gary and Karen Justus says:

    Our sincere condolences to you, Michele. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  7. Carol Rice says:

    My sincere condolences to Sharon’s family. I met Sharon while attending MSUM. After leaving college, she and I were roommates until her marriage. I actually sang at her wedding. She was a good friend and a joy to be around. Sadly, we lost touch of each other, but I cherish the memories of our time together.

    In sympathy,
    Carol (Huseby) Rice

  8. Melanie Ziegler says:

    I was so sad to read about Sharon’s death today. I worked with her back in the 80’s at Griffeth Law Office. She was a genuinely kind and generous soul and I’ve thought of her often throughout the years especially when I read that her daughter had died. My sincere sympathies to her family.

  9. Lucile Marschke Tullbane says:

    Condolences to the Nygard and Saewert family. Sharon and I were childhood friends. Although we have not spoken in the last few years, she will be missed. RIP

  10. Lauri Engen says:

    I got to know Sharon through Soroptimist International of Fargo. What a great smile she had. She worked very hard on projects such as our brat sales and awards. It was a pleasure to have worked with her. My sympathy to you all.

  11. Rosalie and Ken Grosch says:

    We are sad for you at the loss of your Mother and Grandmother. The family will feel the absence of her presence in their lives. Thankful memories will give you joy. Rosalie and Ken Grosch

  12. Paul Jackson says:

    To Sharon’s Family,
    We are so sorry to hear about Sharon’s passing. Sharon was always so cordial and friendly and possessed a great smile every time I saw her. She will be missed.

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