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Vernal Skogen, 85

Apr 24, 2010

Easton — Vernal Skogen, age 85, of Easton, died April 19, 2010, at his home as a result of complications of a heart condition.

Funeral Services were held April 21, 2010, at Faith Lutheran Church, in Delavan. The Rev. Todd Substad officiated. Burial was in United Lutheran Cemetery, Frost. Patton Funeral Home and Cremation Service was in charge of arrangements.

Vernal was born Jan. 22, 1925, in rural Frost, the son of Nordahl and Ida (Fjermestad) Skogen. He was raised in the Frost and rural Blue Earth areas where he attended country schools and graduated from Blue Earth High School in 1942. He attended St. Olaf College, in Northfield, before entering the U.S. Navy Air Service during World War II. He returned from the service and began farming in Faribault County. He was married to Harriet Boettcher on Jan. 30, 1948, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Blue Earth. He farmed for several years and then worked with Wimco Farm Supply in Easton for 10 years. He later farmed with his sons near Marshall for several years and continued to support the family farming efforts. Vernal was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Delavan and of the Easton American Legion Post #569.

He is survived by his wife, Harriet Skogen, of Easton; daughter, Laura Skogen, of Rochester; sons, Glen (Diana) Skogen, of Delavan, Jim Skogen, of Blue Earth, David Skogen, of Arco, Gordy Skogen, of Tyler; grandchildren, Scott Skogen and Jamie (Annetta) Skogen; great-grandchildren: Alexis, Sierra and Emily Skogen.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Orville Skogen; and sister, Bernice Vinje.

Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com