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Carl "Jerry" Nygard

June 14, 1938-Dec. 17, 2008

Carl Gerald "Jerry" Nygard, 70, passed away December 17, 2008, from natural causes while on a Polynesian cruise in the South Pacific.

Jerry was born to Karl E. and Helen E. (Koski) Nygard on June 14, 1938 in Detroit Lakes, and raised to adulthood in the Strawberry Lake community north of Detroit Lakes.

The inurnment will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 27, in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis.

A celebration of Jerry's life is set for 2 p.m. Sunday, March 1, in the Comstock Memorial Union Ballroom on the campus of Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Arrangements are being provided by Korsmo Funeral Service, Moorhead. Condolences may be left online at