Lloyd 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.