William “Bill” Charles Nygren , age 73 of Buffalo City, Wisconsin, formerly of Austin, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at his home. Bill was born June 22, 1946, in Austin, Minnesota, to Harry and Kathryn (Tritchler) Nygren. He grew up in Austin, and graduated from Austin High School. Bill worked for the railroad for many years. On August 20, 1978, he was united in marriage to Judy K. Kruckeberg in Lansing, Minnesota. Bill and Judy purchased the Windrift Lounge in Austin in 1979, and retired to Buffalo City in 2004. He was an avid football fan and loved golfing, fishing, and had a great sense of humor. Bill will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Survivors include his daughters, Kim (Brian) Bakken of Austin, Minnesota, Shannon Apold of Austin, Minnesota; five grandchildren, Trevor, Zach, Lauren, McKenna and Hannah, two great grandchildren, Zavi and Adley; brother, Tom (Susan) Nygren of Columbus, Ohio; daughter-in-law, Jolynn Koster of Bemidji, Minnesota. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Kathryn Nygren; wife, Judy Nygren; two step-sons, Jim and Jeff Koster; and sister, Nancy.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin, followed by burial at the Blooming Prairie City Cemetery. The Nygren family will greet friends from 10:00-11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, immediately preceding the service. Memorials can be directed to recipient of donor’s choice. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements.