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.