NEWTON, Kan. (KSNW) – The City of Newton Tuesday night announced the death of Mayor David A. Nygaard. He was elected to the Newton City Commission in 2015 and began serving as mayor in January 2018. He was found deceased in his home earlier in the day.
In 2015 the Newton Kansan reported Nygaard was a retired U.S. Navy master chief petty officer and worked in the field of banking and finance for more than 30 years.
Nygaard moved to Newton with his parents in 1962. He attended Chisholm Middle School and graduated from Newton High School in 1966.
Mayor Nygaard attended Wichita State University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in education in 1973 and a master’s degree in education in 1974.