Kincy Donnell Rygaard

March 20, 1943 - July 26, 2014
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Kincy Donnell Rygaard (Kin) completed his journey here on earth on July 26, 2014, at the age of 71. Born March 20, 1943 to Quentius Vincent Rygaard (Kincy) and Marie Sampier Rygaard, he was a proud BOI and a master historian, specializing in facts about Galveston, the state of Texas, and generations of the Rygaard family. Kin was a fascinating storyteller, never missing an opportunity to share his wealth of knowledge with others.

Kin was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Wayne Vincent Rygaard; his niece, Roxanna Mairi Rygaard; grandparents, uncles, aunts, and cousins.

He is survived by his devoted wife and best friend, Jessie Rygaard; son, Richard Donnell Rygaard and wife, Ines, twin granddaughters, Skadi and Thora; his beloved sister, Melody Rygaard Smith (Missy) and her husband, Mike; and his brother-in-law, Jonathan Scott Dobson. Memories and a piece of their uncle’s heart belong to niece, Michelle Robertson Glickman, her husband, Clark, and their sons, Austin and Carter; nephew and loving godson, Christopher Vincent Robertson, his wife Natalie, and their sons, Caleb and Ryder; nephew, Randy L. Robertson, Jr., his wife, Jessica; and Quentius Vincent Rygaard II (Quent) and his family. He is also remembered with love by his uncle and aunt, Pete and Mary Lou Rygaard and all his Rygaard cousins: Donita, Terri, Dennis, Peter Wayne, Ricky, Sherry, Kay, Marky, Charlene and Patsy.

At Kin’s request, a family gathering in his memory will be held at a later date, with his Pink Floyd music playing in the background. He lived a unique life, one of his own design, and so for you, our precious Kin, “Morgan hat gebrochen.”

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Born: March 20, 1943
Died: July 26, 2014

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Chris Robertson posted on 11/30/-1

Oh my dear Uncle Kin where do I begin... Let me first say that I love you and will miss you more than words can say. I know that you are in a far greater place but I wish you were here!!! There is still so much I wanted to tell you but you always had a way of knowing without the words being spoken. You're warm smile and humor will always be remembered, I love you and will always have the honor to be not only your nephew but your godson as well. Rest in Peace


Richard,Ines, Skadi & Thora posted on 11/30/-1

All pain & hurt melt away in the wake of those awesome glasses! I love you! And I will play "one of these days" in your honor & memory!Your son,Bubba "Nicht ist für die ewigkeit"


Debbie Socias posted on 11/30/-1

So Sorry. My Prayers are with all Family.


missy... your lttle sister posted on 11/30/-1

My dearest big brother. What will I do without you here? We still had so much time to make up for... I thought we had years. I have no one to share "Remember when we were little and....." moments. I miss you so much & it gets worse as the months go by. I will love you FOREVER & then some. Your little sister, MissyRnb83


Susan Boivie posted on 11/30/-1

Kin, I cannot even say the words in my broken heart at the loss of my friend, my brother,and the godfather to our godson Christopher. I'm glad to have you as an angel watching over our Melody! Rest in Glorious Peace! All my love!