Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home It's all about saying goodbye. Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Sylvan Eugene Nygaard
August 17, 1939 - May 8, 2018

Place of Birth: Crosby, ND
Residence: Grenora, ND
Age: 78

Sylvan Eugene Nygaard was born on August 17, 1939 in Crosby, North Dakota to Melvin and Alma Nygaard. He graduated from Alamo High School in 1957 and attended Wahpeton State School of Science for two years receiving a degree in Mechanics.

Sylvan was united in marriage to Mila Arneson in June of 1960. To this marriage they were blessed with three children, two sons, Darcy and Kelly and a daughter, Rita.

He worked for Fisketjon in Ray, ND and then went on to Grenora where he worked for Henry’s Service Center and John Deere. Sylvan then moved to Wildrose and worked for Dash Comfort. Later he would move back to Grenora and open Nygaard Service with his father and brother. Sylvan always kept himself busy whether it was working in his repair shop, moving grain bins or operating his backhoe.

Sylvan enjoyed racing snowmobiles with his father and brother, and hobby farming.

He served in his Grenora community as the Mayor, Fire Chief, lifetime member of the Fire Department and a Boy Scout Leader. He was also a Sunday School Teacher in Wildrose.

He is survived by his wife, Mila; sons, Darcy (Deb) and Kelly (Kari); daughter Rita (John); 7 grandchildren, Miranda, Sabrina, Ty, Taylor, Jason (Mary), Alicia and Jarret; 5 great grandchildren, Trinity, Sylvan, Jakob, Matthew and Quinten; brothers, Mel and Alton; sister, Yolanda and numerous nieces and nephews.

Sylvan was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Alma; sister, Pamela Sundhagen and brother, Kevin.

Sign Guest Book

* Name





* Message


Image Description:

Type the characters from the second box into the text box

* Required Fields

Michelle Turcios (Minot, ND)
May 10, 2018
My heart is broken for you. My prayers are with you and your family as you work through this difficult time.
Robert Johnson (Sidney, Nebraska)
May 10, 2018
So sorry to hear that Sylvan has passed
Marlene and Larry Bergseth (Fargo, ND)
May 10, 2018
Thoughts and prayers are with you MIla and family at this time.
Dennis and Donnette Bjerkhoel (Cheyenne , WY)
May 10, 2018
To the family of Sylvan our thoughts and prayers are with you .
Liz Seven (Williston, ND)
May 10, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. So sorry for your loss. Love and big hugs.
Darrell Christiansin (Mandan, ND)
May 11, 2018
A dear and treasured longtime friend. I will miss him so much. Will always treasure the memories we shared.
Karen Iveson (Grenora, ND)
May 11, 2018
I will miss my friend Sylvan. I looked forward to our visits at the Farmers Union and our waves back and forth when I would see him standing at the window of the house. Sylvan had a great sense of humor-- he would come and fill on gas and then tell me to "Just mark it on the wall...but don't forget to paint the wall" Rest in peace my friend.
Bob and Bonnie McClellan (Thornton, Co.)
May 13, 2018
Mila and family. Our thoughts an prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
Gary Berube (MANDAN, ND)
Aug 2, 2018
I only knew Sylvan for a very short time, but it was an honor to know such a caring person. He will be missed. Our prayers go out to Mila, Darcy, Kelly and Rita.
Nike, Kyle, Jared, Colin & Families
Dan, Liz, Nate & Kaylee
Sunset Park Grenora
Bowling Family
Grenora Senior Citizens
Cathy & Bob, Paul & Marilyn, Butch & Deb Danielson
City Of Grenora
Mary Cecil & Jan Cecil Erickson
Mel & Ardis, Alton & Cleo, Yolanda, Don & Rosie
True North Equipment