John Eric Nygard, age 86 of Skokie passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights. He was born November 27, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois to the union of Eric and Sigrid (Engberg) Nygard. John served in the U.S. Army Reserves enlisting November 7, 1957. He received a Bachelors in Science from Carthage College, Kenosha, Wisconsin and his Masters Degree in Microbiology from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. On February 15, 1960 at Luther Memorial Church, Chicago he married Louise Edna Mack and the happy couple started their family. John was a member of Wayfarers Masonic Lodge #1001 AF & AM Evanston, Illinois. He served as the Vice-Chairman on the board of Luther Memorial Church, Chicago, Illinois and chairman of the board of St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Skokie, Illinois where they are current members.
Beloved husband of 61 years to Louise. Loving father of David (Lisa) Nygard of Staten Island, New York, Eric (Judy) Nygard of Lincolnshire and Karl (Liz) Nygard of Wildwood. Fond grandfather of Bonnie, Charlie and Angelique.
Masonic service and memorial service will be announced for Spring of 2021 with Interment and military honors to follow at Fort Sheridan Cemetery, Highwood, Illinois
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Swedish American Museum
5211 North Clark Street, Chicago IL 60640
Swedish American Museum is a museum of Swedish American topics and the Swedish emigration to the United States, located in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago. The Swedish American Museum in Chicago was founded by Kurt Mathisson in 1976.
35W217 Route 31, South Elgin IL 60177
Vasa Park is a tranquil 25 acre property situated along the beautiful Fox River, featuring towering mature oak trees and wide open space. Vasa Park holds numerous community events throughout the year, celebrating Scandinavian and Nordic traditions, including: music, art, crafts, food, and dance. These events are open to the public and persons of all ethnicities are welcome to join and enjoy. Vasa Park also serves as a learning center for local schools and scouting organizations.