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