Harold D. Nygaard
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Harold D. Nygaard
  • March 4, 1924 - January 3, 2015
  • Chillicothe, Illinois

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Harold D. Nygaard, age 90, of Chillicothe passed away at 2:40 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at Heartland Manor Care in Peoria.He was born March 4, 1924, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, to his missionary parents, Peter and Helena (Richards) Nygaard. He married Ruth E. Kellogg on Jan. 22, 1944, in Peoria. She passed away Sept. 14, 2005, in Peoria. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Helga Frenkel; and one grandson, Michael Nygaard. Survivors include one daughter, Joyce (John) Davis of High Springs, Fla.; one son, David (Donna) Nygaard of Washington; two grandsons, Jim (Stephanie) Nygaard of Washington and Tomas (Becky) Davis of High Springs, Fla.; one granddaughter, Joelle (Brent) Rogers of Pavo, Ga.; four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Esther Marjorie of California.Harold was a World War II Army veteran in the 60th Field Hospital 3rd Army. He was a carpenter and worked for Hines Construction for more than 25 years, retiring in 1990. He was a member of the Knoxville Avenue Seventh Day Adventist Church.Visitation will be Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Davison-Fulton Anderson Chapel in Chillicothe. Funeral services will be Thursday, Jan. 8, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Pastor John Glass will officiate. Burial will be in Chillicothe City Cemetery, with military honors.The family would like to give a special thanks to the caregivers at Heartland Manor Care in Peoria and OSF Hospice.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Red Cross, OSF Hospice or the donor's choice.Please view Harold's obituary online at www.Davison-Fulton-AndersonChapel.com.