Obituary Report

James L. Skoglund, age 82, of Norway, passed away on Saturday, December 16, 2017, at ManorCare Health Services in Kingsford, following a long battle with cancer.

He was born November 14, 1935, in Norway, son of the late Ivar and Ellen (Branback) Skoglund. Jim grew up in Norway and graduated from Norway High School.

He went to work in the Minnesota area in the textile industry until he was hired at Norway Gravure. Jim continued to work in the paper industry until his retirement. Jim married Ruth Pohlson on November 15, 1981, in Norway. She preceded him in death on June 11, 2014. He and his wife spent five winters traveling in their motorhome to Rockport, Texas, where they enjoyed the warm weather, fishing, and their friends.

Jim had many hobbies including, fishing, deer hunting, moose hunting in Canada, reading, and going out to camp. He shared many stories about growing up in Swedetown location with his brothers and had a great sense of humor. He enjoyed a good cup of coffee and will always be remembered as a kind and gentle man by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by one step-daughter in law, Mary Mason; step-grandson, David Mason of Norway, and great-granddaughter, Rozalann; as well as two step-grandsons, Justin and Travis Mason, both of California; special niece, Robin (Dave) Rogoni; many nieces and nephews of the Skoglund family, and his dog, Patches.

In addition to his parents and his wife, Ruth, Jim was preceded in death by two step- sons, David and Christopher Mason; one step-daughter, Michelle Pohlson; one step-grandson, Mark Mason; six brothers, Donald (Mary) Skoglund, John (Rose) Skoglund, Ted (Carolyn) Skoglund, Richard (Alice) Skoglund, Ralph (Kathy) Skoglund and Robert (Marge Winkler) Skoglund; and his loving dog, Muffin.

Visitation and celebration of life will be announced in the future.

Burial will be at Norway Township Cemetery.

The family would like to thank his niece, Jean Marx, who served as his home health care aid and friend; Ann Zanon; and special nieceís, Jane, Judy, Debbie, Lisa, Ellen, for all their support in helping Jim continue to live at home during this time.

A special thank you to Dr. Cameron, Dickinson County Healthcare System, ManorCare for their kindness, support and professionalism, Dr. Jakel and staff, and Meals on Wheels.

The family has chosen the Jacobs Funeral Home, Iron Mountain, to honor Jimís legacy of life.