Jerome

August 24, 1934 ~ October 12, 2020

Born in: Juanita, North Dakota
Resided in: Hermosa Beach, California

Jerome Sidney Nygaard, a 69-year resident of California passed away on Monday October 12, 2020 in Hermosa Beach, California. Born in Juanita, North Dakota, Jerome was 86 when he died. Jerome was a member of the Sons of Norway and was an avid rock hound with the Naromic Rock Club. Jerome served in the United States Army. He was part of the Big Red One Division and a member of the Fort Riley Rifle Team.

Jerome’s passion was being a Grandpa. Jerome is survived by his wife Esther Nygaard of 65 years, his two sons Bryan and Bryce Nygaard, two daughters-in-laws Laura and Kim Nygaard and four grandchildren Brandyn, Kailey, Nyles Nygaard and Kjell Cunningham. Jerome is also survived by his brother John, his wife Mary Nygaard and family, niece Eileen Hunt, her husband Ed and family and nephew Craig Larson, his wife Sharon and family.

John and Caroline Nygaard (parents) and Eleanor Larson (sister) preceded Jerome in death.

Services will be private.

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  1. candle 8Jerry has always been a great father-in-law to me, and an awesome grandfather to our two children. May he Rest In Peace !

  2. candle 1You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this time of passing. Just know he is always with you. Love you all! 🙏🍀💚

  3. candle 1Will miss you dad! Thanks for being a great example for your sons and grandsons! Your grand daughters favorite person and a great father in law to me.

  4. candle 7Thankful to be able to call Jerome my Grandfather. He had the best attitude and was such a fun person to be around. He would always make people smile and laugh and I’m going to miss seeing his face everyday. I know he will continue to watch over us and I can only hope to be the man and husband he was to my grandmother. May you Rest In Peace Grandpa and I will see you again one day. ❤️ Love you.

  5. candle 7So very thankful to have had Jerome as my grandpa! We have so many amazing memories together that I will cherish forever. He was one of a kind and so very special to me! He could put a smile on anyone’s face. He will forever and always hold a special place in my heart! I miss and love you so much grandpa! May you Rest In Peace grandpa and we will meet again one day! 💕 Love you 🥰

  6. candle 6I have so many special children hood memories with Jerome and Esther. He was always so kind to everyone. Give Toots and big hug for me and don’t eat too many of those donuts my Dad saved for you. You will be missed by many.

  7. candle 7Our prayers for peace and comfort are with Esther and the entire family. I have so many wonderful memories of Jerry from Sons of Norway-Peer Gynt Lodge. I am thankful for the deep friendship Jerry and Esther shared with my parents

  8. He was such an inspiration for us –When Jerry had a job to do, you knew it was done promptly and well. So enjoyed the time spent with Esther and Jerry in Quartz Site in RV’s.
    Praying for strength and consolation for Esther and the family.
    Carole & John De Vries

  9. We will always hold Jerry and Esther closely in our hearts. Jerry was always such a happy, friendly and truly kind person…always smiling. Our memories of him are him playing with our son, Zachary, when Zac was little, and making things in his workshop/garage. He made a darling Christmas sleigh that we took Zachary’s first Christmas picture in sitting in the sleigh on the beach. Dan and I can’t think of Christmas without thinking of Jerry and Esther. They love it so much. We will miss you, Jerry, and we pray for peace and strength for Esther and the family. Rest In Peace, Jerry. You will be missed.

  10. candle 7I remember Jerome coming back to ND for visits and always taking the time to goof around with all us “kids”. Showing off his twins— his pride and joy. I’m sure he was met with the open arms of his mom and dad and sister. Esther you had a great husband and lucky to have him for 65 years. Hold onto your memories and may God grant you peace during the difficult transition.

  11. candle 7So very sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of your family from my childhood. May God bless you all and time heal your hurt.

  12. candle 8Esther Nygaard. MyLoveMyLife for 65 years plus 2 years dateing many years of wonderful memories and a great life!

  13. candle 6Jerry & Esther dear friends since 1961 when our twinship friendship began. Distance separated us but kept in touch with 49er Days Campouts, Quartsite, & get togethers. Jerry always a cheerful guy. A testament of a great husband, dad, granddad & friend. A live well lived. Esther, Bryan, Bryce & family I pray for comfort & beautiful memories for each of you. Love, Shirley & My Girls Christy, Cindy, Rhonda, & Brenda

  14. Dear Esther, you may not remember me. No problem, I’ve been missing for so long. You and Jerry always had smiles for me and made me feel welcomed at the Lodge. My prayers are sending you comfort at this time.

    Brook Hansen

  15. candle 1Jerry always had a smile for me and Mom at the Lodge. He will always be missed. I pray you find some comfort in this time, Esther.

  16. candle 7❤️Love knows no boundaries. While Jerry is no longer physically with us his spirit is always around us❤️Our deepest condolences.

  17. candle 1Remembering Jerry from way back in the days when I managed his wonderful twin boys, Bryan and Bryce in Senior Little League in the early 1970s. Jerry and his wonderful wife Esther was always their biggest fan Remembering Jerry’s incredible, contagious laughter and pride for his kids. Z great tole model for when I later became a Dad. Rest in peace, Jerry. See you again when it it my turn to return home.

  18. candle 1Remembering Jerry from way back in the days when I managed his wonderful twin boys, Bryan and Bryce in Senior Little League in the early 1970s. Jerry and his wonderful wife Esther was always their biggest fan Remembering Jerry’s incredible, contagious laughter and pride for his kids. A great role model for me when I later became a Dad. Rest in peace, Jerry. See you again when it is my turn to return home.

  19. candle 4Uncle Jerome, you will be missed. Thank you for always making us feel at home when we visited. We will cherish all the wonderful memories we have of the times we shared together. Keeping Aunt Esther, Bryan, Bryce and their families in our thoughts and prayers. Love you. May you rest in peace.
    Craig, Sharon, Jason, Amber, Jay and Aiden

  20. candle 7Jerome was that strong, dependable, and always jovial adult I always admired and looked up to when I was younger.
    He cherished a good Buick as much as I did.
    Happy trails my dear friend.

  21. candle 7We will remember Jerry with very fond thoughts. Sending love to all of you in this difficult time. ❤️

  22. Brian Karch
    We will miss you dearly
    Jerry taught us guys how to keep our annual fishing trip going and going
    Rest in peace Jerry

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