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Lynette Clelland

Lynette Renae Nygaard Clelland, 65, of New Rockford, ND passed away peacefully on June 22, 2021, with family by her side at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN.

On July 23, 1955, Lynette was born to Myrna & Ervin Nygaard at City Hospital in New Rockford, ND. Lynette graduated from New Rockford Central in 1973. Lynette was married to Jake (Eldon) Clelland on December 14th, 1973 in New Rockford. On April 30th, 1974 Lynette gave birth to their only child Chad. He was her pride and joy.

Lynette was a stay at home wife and mother. Lynette gave many hours of volunteer work to the community. She was very active in the Lutheran Church and served on many boards. She was an active member with the American Legion Auxiliary and also for many years on the Cemetery Board. Lynette was very crafty and enjoyed decorating. Their house was decorated so beautiful for all seasons and holidays, especially Christmas.

Lynette was so happy to gain a daughter in law Kali and three grandsons Evan, Ashton, and Shaun. Lynette loved shopping with her sisters and their little pranks they played on her. Auntie Nette was loved so much by all her nieces and nephews. If you knew Lynette, she was very witty with a great sense of humor.

Lynette is survived by her husband Jake, son Chad, daughter in law Kali, grandsons Evan, Ashton, and Shaun. Sisters: Susan (Randy) Bush, Sandy (Duff) Settelmeyer, Lorraine (Rick) VanWey, and brother Ervin Dale Nygaard.  Nieces: Eboni, LaRae, Trisha, & Presley. Nephew Ryan.

Lynette is preceded in death by her parents Myrna & Ervin Nygaard and nephew Kyler Bymoen.

Lynette Clelland’s Visitation will be Monday, June 28, 2021 from Noon – 5:00PM at Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford, followed by a Prayer Service at 7:00PM at First Lutheran Church, New Rockford, ND.

Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 10:00AM at the First Lutheran Church, New Rockford, ND.

Burial will be at the Prairie Home Cemetery, New Rockford, ND.

Posted Condolences:


  1. I was sorry to hear of your passing, I know God heard my prayers…but he needed you there instead!!! May you be riding on Eagles Wings to your destination …Rest in Peace my friend…til we meet again!! 🙏❤

  2. Jake and Chad, this makes me so sad! My heart goes out to you! Lynette was a wonderful lady, she will be truly missed. Thoughts and prayers!

  3. Jake, Chad and family,we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Sending prayers.

  4. Thinking of you Jake, Chad, and Lynettes family. She was quite a lady and will be missed!

  5. Lynette was a wonderful VOLUNTEER and classmate! Keeping you Jake, Chad and her family in our prayers and thoughts.

  6. Jake, Chad and family,
    I was so sorry to hear of Lynette’s death. May she Rest In Peace.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers especially during this difficult time.

  7. Jake, Chada & family my heart aches with all of you! Praying God has all of you in the palm of his hand as you go through this time in your life. I know my family was there to welcome her with open arms. God got another Angel! R.I.P Lynette, until we meet again. <3

  8. So sorry to hear of Lynette’s passing. Jake, Chad and families you are in our prayers

  9. Susan and family! We are so very sorry for your loss. I know you have wonderful stories of your time with your sister, please remember those times. Prayers of comfort and healing! We love you all.

  10. i love u so much nana net i will miss u so so much i will never forget about you have fun in heaven i love you ❤️❤️

  11. So sorry she will be missed so much you are in our prayers

  12. My thoughts and prayers are with the Clelland/Nygaard families during this difficult time – I am so sorry for your loss – Rest in peace, Lynette

  13. Oh, such a beautiful soul. Lynette will be missed so deeply. She leaves a legacy of love, acceptance and service with roots that run deep. My deepest sympathies.

  14. Auntie Nettie
    I love you so much and you are an angel in heaven now. You are “home on the range.”
    I’ll love you forever!!💖🐴

  15. Dear Auntie Nettie
    I will always love you and know you are in heaven with the angels!!
    You are special and always in my heart forever!

  16. Dear Family of Lynette Clelland… our thoughts and prayers are with you as you move through this time of sorrow. God grant you peace and know that you’re are sincerely loved. Love, Debbie and Andy Thompson


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