Kelly Elizabeth Nygard

June 21, 1977March 21, 2021

Kelly E Nygard, 43, on Muskegon, passed away Sunday, March 21, 2021.

Kelly was born June 21, 1977, the daughter of Lorie and Paul Nygard. She graduted from Reeths Puffer High School in 1995. She studied in the medical feild even though she never pursued things she was a very intelligent woman. Kelly loved to be with her family, cook, listen to her music, dance and was very passionate about her tattoos, dragons, and skulls. She was a tough, caring, giving, loving, supportive woman that would have done anything for the ones she loved.

Kelly is survived by: her daughter, Elizabeth (Lonell Tankson) Koone; grandson, Sakari Tankson; parents, Lorie and Paul Nygard; step-children, Lucas Koone, Levi Koone, and Ashlee Koone; sister, Kerry (Joshua Ostrander) Nygard; aunt, Faye Knudson; Uncle, Roger Knudsen; niece, Madison Jean Nygard; boyfriend, Robert Byrnes; several cousins; and ex-husband, Leland Koone.

At this time cremation will take place and no services are being held.


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April 6, 2021

Kelly Elizabeth Nygard your family misses you so much, we so love all the messages you are sending us, your everywhere in this house you always loved. We wish you had never left this house . I hope you passed over to the other side in heaven and were greeted by so many of your loved ones up there . Please keep sending us signs . all our love your family. xoxooxooxoxooxoo

Robert Byrnes

April 4, 2021

I want people to know my Kelly Nygard Byrnes. Although we weren’t married. She considered us . In my heart she is Byrnes . That’s what she wanted . She fought hard and loved harder . Always putting everyone else first . A lot of people don’t know the real Kelly Nygard Byrnes. Either you loved her or you didn’t. No she In between . She loved to ride wear leather ,cook , sing and dance . I loved watching her in the living room dancing and singing . It was the most beautiful thing. . She a beautiful person , woman I ever encountered in my life . Very smart . I swear she could see the future. I didn’t like to admit it but 99% of the time she was right and I was wrong . There will never be another Kelly Nygard Byrnes. One of a kind . I could go on and on . There is so much to tell . I love you so much.

Bonnie Estler

March 28, 2021

Kelly and I just met a year ago but in that time we became good friends and she was always there to listen when needed,to make me laugh when I was down . She always knew how to turn the situation around and make everyone happy. You will be missed Kell and I will never forget you. Til we meet again sister.

Tonya Andee

March 26, 2021

I can't say a single memory as we had so many, Kelly was great and so loved, we may not have agreed with her life choices but we still loved her and she loved us...RIP Kelly and may the demons of your life be gone but replaced with all the love myself and others have for you. You will be missed

Brenda Mollett

March 25, 2021

I am so very sorry to hear of Kelly's passing. Sending all my love and thoughts to the family. Fly high with the angels and watch over the ones you love.

Emily Wawrzyniak-Bray

March 24, 2021

So sorry to hear of this.. Kelly was a good person and always nice to everyone..prayers go out to you all for your loss