In Memory of Iva Nyguard Nordskog

Iva Nyguard Nordskog
Iva Nyguard Nordskog
Born: February 26, 1923
Died: December 29, 2014
Age: 91
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Iva Nyguard Nordskog
February 26, 1923 - December 29, 2014
From: Nevada, IA

Iva G. (Sampson) Nyguard Nordskog, age 91, of Nevada, Iowa, died Monday, December 29, 2014, at Story County Senior Care in Nevada.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 3, 2015, at Memorial Lutheran Church in Nevada, with Pastor David R. Burling officiating.  Burial will follow in the Roland Cemetery, Roland, Iowa.  Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday one hour prior to services. 

Born February 26, 1923, at her parents’ home in McCallsburg, Iowa, Iva Genevieve (Sampson) Nyguard Nordskog was the youngest of seven children born to John and Jennie (Helland) Sampson.  She grew up and received her education in McCallsburg, graduating from high school in 1941.

On March 12, 1941, Iva was married to Howard Nyguard in Missouri.  The couple was blessed with three children, Gale, Steve, and Joan.  Howard passed away in 1980.

Iva had an entrepreneurial spirit that inspired several in-home businesses over the years, including a child-care center, a hobby shop, and an antique shop.  Her interest in antiques branched out to satellite booths at two stores in Des Moines.  She worked at Donnelley’s in Nevada for a time, and later served as line coordinator of food service at Iowa State University for over ten years. 

On June 2, 1990, Iva married Paul Nordskog at the Little Brown Church in Nashua.

Iva possessed a strong faith in God and was an active member of Memorial Lutheran Church in Nevada, serving as Sunday school superintendent for many years.  She also was the choir director for the youth and cherub choirs.  In later years, Iva was a patient advocate at Story County Senior Care.

Survivors include two children, Steve (Rebecca) Nyguard of Maple Grove, MN, and Joan Nyguard of Nevada; three step-children, Martha Nordskog, Joseph Nordskog, and Stephen Nordskog; and several step-grandchildren and their families, who were very important to Iva.  She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and other extended family members.

Iva was preceded in death by her husbands; a son, Gale; her parents; three sisters, Cleo Ballard, Luella Jacobson, and Herma Fisher; and three brothers, Clarion, Askel, and Milo Sampson.

Ryan Funeral Home of Nevada has been entrusted with the care of Iva and her family.


Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 6:00 PM
“Sorry to hear about your loss, she was a great lady. I appreciated her watching after my mom ( Luella Jacobson) those years she really needed someone there. She was really one of a kind. God bless Lynn Jacobson”
- Lynn Jacobson
Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 11:13 AM
“She will be remembered always, she was a great lady and I have alot of good memories of her and Howard when I'd go to Nevada to stay with my grandma (Luella) Jacobson in the summertime. Prayers are with you all, Loved her dearly Kris & Ed Mittan”
- Kris (Jacobson) Mittan
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 4:40 PM
“Tears will heal , memories will comfort and love will last forever !”
- Kim hauer
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 10:16 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers are certainly with you and your family members.”
- Linda White Piper
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 9:28 AM
“Our Sympathy to Joan and Steve. She was a great neighbor for many years.
We have many fond memories of her and the family.
Many memories to cherish of a very special lady.
- Shirley Klonglan
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11:00 a.m.
Saturday, January 3, 2015
Memorial Lutheran Church
Nevada, Iowa


Pastor David R. Burling


Dean Sampson
Phillip Nyguard
Colton Knutson
Douglas Sampson
Wayne Nyguard
Stephen Sampson


One hour prior to services
Saturday, January 3, 2015
Memorial Lutheran Church
Nevada, Iowa


LeRoy Bergman, Organist


Roland Cemetery
Roland, Iowa