May 28, 1937-Sept. 30, 2012

Mike Nugent, 75, of Ft. Pierre, passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at his home. Memorial Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church. Memorial Services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Michael Owen Nugent was born in St. Paul, Minn., on May 28, 1937, to Marshall and Helen (Johnson) Nugent. He lived in Crookston, Minn., until the age of 15.

The family then moved to Mendota Heights, Minn., where Mike attended and graduated from Sibley High School. He played football, hockey and baseball.

Mike’s passion for hunting and fishing began as a young boy by his father’s side and continued until is death. He attended the University of Minnesota, and retired from Qwest after 30 years of service

Grateful for having shared in his life are his wife, Marilyn; mother, Helen; children, Lynn (David) Loney, Jeffrey (Brenda) Nugent, Lori (Bruce) Koldenhoven and John Nugent; seven grandchildren; two great-grandsons; sisters, Sharon (Bob) Gillesby and Janna (Buz) Calaway; and brothers in-law, David Kostner and David Church. Preceding him in death were his father, Marshall, and sister, Sandra Church.

Memorials may be directed to Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church at 714 N. Grand, Pierre, SD 57501 or to Tony Dean Acres, Parks and Wildlife Foundation, 523 East Capitol Ave, Pierre, SD 57501. Condolences may be conveyed to the family at

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