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Laverna Lou Nygaard

September 6, 2015

LAVERNA “BERNIE” LOU (OTT) NYGAARD OBITUARY
LAVERNA “BERNIE” LOU (OTT) NYGAARD 67, BELOVED WIFE, MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER AND FRIEND, PASSED AWAY EARLY SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 6, 2015. LAVERNA WAS BORN DECEMBER 25, 1947 IN YORK, NEBRASKA TO OSCAR C. OTT AND LUELLA OTT. LAVERNA LIVED HER EARLY AND TEENAGE YEARS IN HENDERSON, NEBRASKA GRADUATING FROM HENDERSON HIGH SCHOOL WITH THE CLASS OF 1966. SHE ATTENDED BETHEL COLLEGE IN NEWTON, KANSAS, NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY IN LINCOLN, NEBRASKA AND WICHITA STATE UNIVESITY. SHE WAS AWARDED AN HONORARY DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS: MAJOR IN ART FROM BETHEL COLLEGE ON NOVEMBER 25, 1987 FOR HER SERVICE HELPING THOSE IN NEED. LAVERNA MARRIED DAVID A. NYGAARD, NOVEMBER 27, 1970 AT THE BETHEL COLLEGE MENNONITE CHURCH IN NORTH NEWTON, KANSAS. THEY ENJOYED FORTY-FOUR YEARS OF FRIENDSHIP AND HAPPINESS. TOGETHER THEY RAISED TWO DAUGHTERS. LAVERNA HAD A FUN SENSE OF HUMOR AND UNLIMITED OPTIMISM, WAS ARTISTIC AND LOVED DECORATING AND ENJOYED ALL THE ANIMALS WHO MADE HER BACKYARD THEIR HOME ESPECIALLY THE SQUIRRELS. EVEN THOUGH SHE WAS DISABLED AS A RESULT OF AN AUTO ACCIDENT SHE WAS A GREAT HOMEMAKER AND TENDED TO THE NEEDS OF HER FAMILY THE BEST SHE COULD. SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS AND GRANDDAUGHER SIENNA DANIELS. SURVIVORS: TWO DAUGHTERS NICHOLE (ROBERT ) DANIELS OF TOPEKA, KS AND THEIR SONS ROYCE, BRODY, AND LUCAS, NATALIE (CODY) IOERGER OF MANHATTAN, KS AND THEIR DAUGHTER ZOE AND SON EDISON OF MANHATTAN, KS; SISTER CAROL (RICHARD) BUSENITZ OF WHITEWATER, KS AND SEVERAL NEICES AND NEPHEWS AND THEIR CHILDREN. FAMILY VISITATION WILL BE THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 10 – 6:00 TO 8:00 PM AND THE MEMORIAL SERVICE SEPTEMBER 11- 10:00 AM AT THE FIRST UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 210 EAST 4TH NEWTON, KS. FAMILY GRAVESITE SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT A FUTURE DATE. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, THE FAMILY REQUESTS MEMORIALS IN HER HONOR BE GIVEN TO THE NYGAARD FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP FUND IN CARE OF CENTAL KANSAS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION 301 NORTH MAIN STREET NEWTON, KS 67114 OR THE ROTARY INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION POLIO FUND IN CARE OF THE PETERSEN FUNERAL HOME.

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2 thoughts on “Laverna Lou Nygaard

  1. We are sorry for your loss. Bernie was an exceptional woman with such a positive outlook on life. She will be missed by many.

  2. We are so sorry for your loss. Regrets that we don’t live closer to family and unable to come to Newton for the celebration of Bernie’s life. Our prayers are with your family, David, both now and in the months to come. God Bless!!
    Your cousin, Charlotte and Jerry (husband) Phillips

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