David Nygaard, on April 20, 2016 at the age of 83 took his last breath in the “land of the dying” to go to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus in the land of the living, as his wife Beverly of nearly 50 years, held his hand and read the 23rd Psalm. There is no peace apart from a personal relationship with Jesus, the one who died in our place. John 1:12
The Lord is my shepherd; I have everything I need. He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams. He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name. Even when I walk through the dark valley of death, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me. You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies, You welcome me as a guest, anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings. Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.
David, the second son of Carl and Sadie (Berg) Nygaard, was a humble man with a charitable heart – his motto: Give a Sermon always, if necessary, use words. Opting for a private service at a later date, David chose cremation – In ashes, yet with confident assurance. “Let us go right into the presence of God, with true hearts trusting in Him.” Heb. 10:22
Thanks for all the love and support and prayers to Dave’s family of Dolores, Phillip, Duane, Robert and Carolyn – and to neighbors and friends, especially Efrain and Martha Arvizu family – you have been “Jesus’ hand extended.”
Gratitude to Jesus Christ for giving strength and peace, Jim and Nancy Nygaard of Impact Ministries International and the wonderful ThedaCare at Home Hospice crew. And to Brettschneider-Trettin-Nickel Funeral Chapel for “making it happen.” Eternally Grateful, David & Beverly