Nygaard, Veda C. 85 years old passed away peacefully on October 3 in St. Anthony Village, MN. Born a Westhope, ND farmer's daughter, her strong will and independent spirit lead her to Minneapolis where she chose to create an extraordinary family becoming a beloved mother, wife and eventually a grandma and great grandma. She is now in peace with the Lord, surrounded by Jack, Greg, Don, Doris, Paul, Michael, Doc, Elenore, Jean and Trixie who preceded her in death. She is survived by loving family members and friends who will cherish the many happy and spirited memories she provided. A brief memorial service will be held for family, friends and Legend residents 2-3 pm Wednesday Oct 17th in the Community Room at the Legends of St. Anthony Village located at 2500 38th Ave NE. Future interment at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery will be held Thanksgiving Friday followed by a celebration of life for family members at the home of her daughter Linda Stratton. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made in her name to the American Heart Association.