|(Wednesday - March
10, 2021) - Shirley Ann Skogman, age 78, of Foster City, passed away on
Monday, March 8, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital.
was born September 17, 1942, in a small log cabin in Foster City. She
was the daughter of the late Edwin and Lucille (Dixon) Oman.
Shirley graduated from Felch High School in 1960 as the salutatorian of
her class and was a lifelong resident of the area. She married Norman
Skogman on Oct. 8, 1960, at Zion Lutheran Church in Felch. Together they
worked on their family potato farm for over 50 years. Shirley was a very
social person and enjoyed working at a few local restaurants as well.
She was a longtime member of Zion Lutheran Church in Metropolitan and
more recently the Abiding Word Free Lutheran Church. Her Christian faith
was her strength and her life, and with rejoicing is now her eternal
salvation. She was very active in the church serving on the Ladies'
Aide, the Church Council, as financial secretary and teaching Sunday
School. She was a member of the Gideons Women's Auxiliary and sat on the
board of directors for the Michigan Seed Potato Association. Shirley was
appointed to the Michigan Agriculture Commission under Gov. Engler. In
her spare time, Shirley enjoyed playing Bingo and cards, camping,
traveling, and wintering in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. She loved
spending time with her family, friends and her dog, Bingo. Most
importantly, she was proud to say, she loved God, family and community.
Shirley is survived by her husband of 60 years, Norman; her four
children, Elizabeth (Michael) Juneau of Foster City, Richard (Penny)
Skogman of Ralph, Douglas Skogman (Joann Brown) of Laingsburg, Michigan,
and Amy (Jeff) Cousineau of Hardwood; four siblings, Ronald Oman, Robert
Oman, Scott Oman and Wanda Oman; 10 grandchildren, Rebecca (Robert)
Nord, Erin (Kris) Kreh, Sarah (Justin) Massie, Mathew (Chelsea) Skogman,
Samantha (Jamie) Mattson, Ashley (Robert) Barto, Kyle Skogman, Jesse
Cousineau (Ciara Dario), Jeanine Cousineau, Kaitlyn Cousineau; 13
great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and extended family
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by
a granddaughter, Marie Juneau; a brother, James Oman; and two sisters,
Carol Aichner and Barbara Dario.
Funeral services will be held
11:00 Saturday morning, March 13, at Zion Lutheran Church in Felch.
Pastor Tom Schierkolk will officiate. Burial will be in the Felch
Cemetery in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made
to the Gideons International in Shirley's memory.
the family of Shirley Ann Skogman may be expressed online at:
The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of
Iron Mountain with the arrangements.