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Carol Ann Nygaard

February 4, 1939 — January 23, 2024

Carol Ann Marie Nygaard passed away after a long struggle with multiple health issues on January 23, 2024 at the Broen Home in Fergus Falls under their care and Knute Nelson Hospice.

Carol was born February 4, 1939 in Thief River Falls, MN to Cora and Andrew Grendahl. Carol graduated from Lincoln High School in Thief River Falls in 1956 and worked at the Chevrolet garage and one of the local banks where she met her husband Conley.

Conley and Carol were married on April 30, 1960. Carol stayed home and raised their four children before returning to work in 1975, first at Eisenhower School and then at Cleveland School until she retired in the late 1990's. After retirement, she volunteered at Lake Region Hospital and at the MN Veteran's Home for many years.

Carol was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. She was involved in Church Circle over the years and helped in the VFW and Eagle's ladies' auxiliaries. Carol was a "hockey mom" and taxi driver for her kids and the neighborhood kids! (her words!)

Carol really enjoyed her trips to Norway to visit her many relatives who live there and hosting them when they visited here. She enjoyed traveling (she wished she could've done more), knitting, socializing, and having coffee with many old friends. Over the years, Carol spent a lot of time helping Conley with the Classic Car Club, driving in parades and other events.

Carol is survived by her husband, Conley and children, Grant (Leah Ann), Connie (Mike), Lance (Janet) and Kurt (Kym). Also survived by nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and one new great-great-grandchild.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Andrew and Cora Grendahl; Conley's parents, Ted and Anna Nygaard; her only brother, James Grendahl, and many of Conley's siblings and their spouses.

Blessed be the memory of Carol Ann Nygaard.

Memorials are preferred to the Minnesota Veteran's Home in Fergus Falls.

Memorial Service: 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at Olson Funeral and Cremation in Fergus Falls, with visitation one-hour prior to the service.

Clergy: Reverend Loren Mellum

Arrangements provided by Olson Funeral and Cremation in Fergus Falls.

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