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Mildred C. Skogerboe

October 30, 2012
Fairmont Sentinel

BLUE EARTH - MILDRED C. SKOGERBOE, age 93, of Blue Earth, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth, with Rev. Arne Halbakken, and Rev. Karl Rydholm officiating.

Burial will be in Bethany Lutheran Cemetery, Rome Township, Minn.

Visitation time will be from one hour before the service at Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 400 E. 14th St. in Blue Earth.

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She was born Feb. 17, 1919, in rural Frost, Minn., the daughter of Ed L. and Minnie (Mortvedt) Johnson. She was baptized, confirmed and married to Verner M. Skogerboe on Aug. 23, 1941, at Bethany Lutheran Church where she has been a lifetime member for 93 years, 8 months and 11 days. They made their home in rural Frost till Verner passed away on Feb. 18, 1985. She moved to their home in Frost and lived there until May 2008, when she entered St. Luke's Care Center in Blue Earth, Minn., where she passed away on Oct. 28, 2012. Mildred attended country school near her home place for eight years and graduated from Blue Earth High School in 1937. She furthered her education by attending Teachers Normal Training and taught in Bricelyn and Elmore country schools. She always enjoyed embroidery, gardening, craftwork, teaching Sunday School, Ladies Aid and Circle group and family activities.

She is survived by her daughter, Sharon (Arlen) Moeller of Fairmont; sons, Robert (Margaret) Skogerboe of Omaha, Neb., and Larry Skogerboe of Frost, Minn.; sister, June (Otto) Kitzmann; sisters-in-law, Murtis Johnson of Blue Earth, and Ruby Johnson of Frost; seven grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Verner; three brothers, Cyrus, Elwood and Harris Johnson; and two nephews, Dallas and Donovan Johnson.



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