On January 14th, 2012 Fred A. Nygard succumbed to his battle with cancer.
Fred was born June 8, 1923 to Charles and Alfreda Nygard in Arlington, Washington. He had two siblings, Chuck and Mariana. Fred graduated from Arlington High School in 1942. He served his country gallantly as a crew member on B-17s during World War II and as a crew member on B-29s during the Korean Conflict. During WWII Fred spent a year as a POW. Fred married Gloria Strand in 1946 and spent most of his life in the Arlington area. He retired from Boeing in 1983 and sold the family farm in 1988. Retirement was happily spent divided between Arizona and the Northwest with frequent “road trips”.
Fred was predeceased by his wife Gloria and his siblings. He is survived by his daughter Dorena (Dean) Hall and son Fred (Vicki) Nygard as well as four grandchildren, Joel, TobyAnn, Dan, and David, and seven great-grandsons, and
several nieces and nephews. His companion in later years was Helen Penland Zagata. He was very much loved and will be missed by all.
At Fred’s request, no services will be held.