Lloyd Skjong

Lloyd Skjong

Lloyd SkjongLloyd Skjong age 94 of Walnut Grove passed away Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 25 at English Lutheran Church in Walnut Grove. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at church on Friday. Interment will be in the Walnut Grove City Cemetery. Stephens Funeral Service – Walnut Grove Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Lloyd M. Skjong was born March 9, 1919 in Westbrook, Minnesota to Ole and Emma (Whitehouse) Skjong. He lived in Westbrook for many years, and later moved to Tyler, Minnesota. On August 25, 1941, Lloyd was united in marriage to Margaret Kohler. Together the couple settled on a farm south of Walnut Grove in 1945. Lloyd was very active in 4-H both as a youth and an adult when he served as a leader for his children. He was a member of English Lutheran Church and served on the church board. Lloyd enjoyed fishing, and hunting pheasants and deer. During his retirement he spent time restoring 2 cylinder John Deere tractors.

Lloyd is survived by his children: Conrad (Sue) Skjong of San Lorenzo, CA, Sharon Skjong of Tracy, MN, Sandra Anderson of Rochester, MN, Bonnie (Rick) Olson of Becker, MN, Curtis Skjong of Chicago, IL, and Lee (Joyce) Skjong of Fremont, CA; grandchildren: Janise (Peter) Dawson, Scott Skjong, Todd (Mary) Anderson, Tanya Anderson, Shalia Skjong, and Brandon Skjong; great-grandchildren: Tyler & Dylan Skjong, and Claire & Sophie Anderson; and many other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Margaret, brother Clarence, and sisters Frieda and Marjorie.

4 thoughts on “Lloyd Skjong”

  1. Jean (Gullickson) Strong

    I was so sorry to hear about Lloyd’s passing. I can’t remember a time when the Skjong’s weren’t a part of our lives. Those thousands of cups of coffee that he and Dad had at our kitchen table, solving all the problems of the world. Those were always very special times and I will keep them in my heart always. All of you are Don’s and my thoughts and prayers.

    Don & Jean Strong Littleton CO

  2. Kathy (Smith) Fiala

    I guess we knew this day would come, but that doesn’t make it any easier for those who care about Lloyd. Your family was such a large part of my youth…baling hay with your Dad, riding with Sharon in that old blue car, Connie teasing me as a little girl, Sandy taking care of us when Mom & Dad went on vacation, being in 4-H and singing with Bonnie in our “The Five Of Us” group and riding with Curtis and Lee on the school bus. My Aunt Cleone Flynn says “Funerals are for the living”. For that very reason, I wish I could be with all of you tomorrow when you say goodbye to Lloyd. I have a soft spot in my heart for him and all of you. Blessed be Lloyd’s memory.

  3. Jim and Peggy Klasse

    Condolence to ALL of Lloyd’s families. We always loved to have Lloyd come into our business here in Westbrook. He was one of those special people who brightened the day and gave everyone a big cheer. Sincerely, Jim and Peggy Klasse

  4. The 1st time I ever met Lloyd & Margaret was when they came to Chicago to visit their son Curtis. I remember Margaret just made herself at home in his kitchen and made the best banana bread. (she looked so cute in her apron)
    Lloyd always had a big smile on his face and kept me laughing! Just like Curtis.
    Well as it turned out Lloyd had to fly back the following week because Curtis needed a witness to get his Passport. Hi was working as a National Makeup Artist for Lancolm and was going to Paris France for a huge event where he even met the face of Lancolm at the time Isabella Rossalini.
    Oh what beautiful people they were and are! I’m so glad to have met them

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