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Maynard Alroy Nagelhout

May 11, 1937December 22, 2017
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Maynard A. Nagelhout died December 22nd, 2017 following a prolonged illness. Surrounded by family, he passed peacefully at his home in Alexandria, Virginia. Maynard was born to William and Helen Nagelhout in South Dakota. He was raised on his family’s Hamlin County farm near Bemis, South Dakota with his younger brother, Donald. For his early education, Maynard attended a rural country school and then graduated from Castlewood High School. In high school, he excelled in track, baseball, and football, but was regarded primarily as an excellent basketball player. After graduating in 1956, he married his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Sharon D. Miller in 1957. He attended South Dakota State College where he majored in Electrical Engineering; he was also involved in Army ROTC. Upon graduation, Maynard immediately joined the army and began a long and successful military career. He trained as a helicopter pilot and served overseas in Germany and Vietnam. Between his three Vietnam deployments, he was a flight instructor at Fort Rucker, Alabama. During his career he was awarded the Bronze Star (2nd Oak Leaf Cluster), as well as numerous other citations, including Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, and Army Commendation Medal. He was a research and development coordinator for 12 years. He received the Army’s R & D Team Achievement Award for development of laser technology. He took the laser target designator system to the 1st Air Calvary Division for implementation in Viet Nam. After service in Viet Nam, He attended the USAF Command and Staff College in Montgomery, Alabama. Maynard achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and finished his career at the Pentagon and retired in 1983 after 22 years in the Army.

After his military career, Maynard started, and served as CEO of, Applied Resources Inc. Rosslyn VA, a defense contracting company. He had offices in Alexandria VA, Huntsville AL, and Orlando FL. He retired at age 75.

Maynard was passionate about spending time with his family and always enjoyed his family vacations at the beach. He also enjoyed catching Rockfish on the Chesapeake Bay aboard his pride and joy, Grady White “Marlin.” He loved spending time in the Solomons MD, with his children and grandchildren.

Maynard is survived by his wife of 60 years, Sharon; His son, David and his wife Sela (Harrisburg, SD); his daughter, Debra Newhall and her husband Ben (Olney, Maryland); and his daughter, DiAnn Park and husband Bob (Vienna, Virginia); nine grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Helen (Bleeker) Nagelhout, and Brother, Donald.

The visitation will be held on Friday, December 29, 2017 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Demaine Funeral Home, Old Town Alexandria. Burial will be at the Arlington National Cemetery. Date will be determined. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation at www.Chesapeake.cbf.org/donate

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George Axiotis

January 1, 2018

Maynard was a good man and will be missed in our professional community. I had the pleasure of working with him for six years and he always looked out for his team.

Terra Ching

December 30, 2017

Sharon and family,
I have such fond memories of Maynard. He was always so kind and polite. It was very interesting to me to read about all he has done in his life. My son, Dan, works at McKennan in Sioux Falls as an echocardiologist. He knows your son well. Small world, we say.

So sorry for your loss. I know you will miss him.

Sincerely, Terra (Goddard) Ching

Kennon Wilson

December 29, 2017

My most heartfelt condolences to your family. I worked for Maynard from 2003 to 2011. I could have not been more fortunate. Maynard was loyal, supportive, kind, generous, and deeply concerned for the welfare of his employees. May he rest in well-deserved peace.

December 29, 2017

Prayers and love to my family in the loss of my beloved brother-in-law, Maynard . My sister Sharon was the love of his life and his children and Grandchildren adored him! My family and I share in this loss of one so loved. Sheila Miller

December 29, 2017

our thoughts and prayers are with you, Sharon, and the family at this time. You have such wonderful memories. We remember out years at SDSU shared with you. Love, The Bleekers at Mitchell SD

V S

December 29, 2017

May Gods love sustain the family during this time. Sincere condolences to you all. Psalms 29:11

December 29, 2017

Sincere sympathy to you Sharon and your children and grand-children. We all have fond memories of your earlier years in South Dakota. Maynard is remembered with respect for the life he lived.
Peggy Parliament Appl. (Watertown SD)

Tim and Pam Zoellner

December 28, 2017

Deepest sympathy from Our family to yours. Hunting wth Maynard and the rest of the Nagelhouts over the years I could see how much he cherished family time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Charlotte Smidt

December 28, 2017

Sharon - Orv and I have wonderful memories of our times at 804 6th Avenue, Brookings, South Dakota. Our love and sorrow are with you at this time. Wishing you God's comfort. Orv and Charlotte (Lee) Smidt.

December 28, 2017

Liz and I send our condolences. Saying goodby brings up so many emotions and memories. We have found solace in our loving Creator. He feels our pain, provides strength and comfort, and assures that the dead will live again.....
.......... and so we wait patiently on our great God to reunite us with our loved ones that we are missing so much........
Bob and Liz

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Papa Maynard and Grandma Sharon with granddaughter Emma (1987)

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