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Lars Skog, 1880-1933


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 4/2/2009 at 19:26:46


Was An Employee of Rock Island 31 Years

Lars Skog, 53, an employee of the Rock Island since 1902, died at his home in Estherville Friday afternoon [Nov. 1933] following a paralytic stroke, which he suffered at Hayfield, while at his work as foreman of the bridge building gang. Stricken at nine thirty Mr. Skoge was given medical attention but lost consciousness as he was being brought to his home here and did not rally before his passing at 12:45 p.m.

Mr. Skoge was born April 15, 1880 in Skaanevik, Norway, a son of Ola and Anna Skoge. He was baptized and received his early religious training in the Lutheran faith and was confirmed in the parish church at Skaanevik. Upon emigrating to America in 1902, he came directly to Estherville. He soon found employment with the Rock Island railroad and had been in the service of that company for 31 years.

In the year 1912, Mr. Skoge was united in marriage to Bertha Marie Odvin. To this union four children were born, Orville, Arnold, Lloyd and Richard. Mrs. Skoge died on April 29, 193l. The four motherless boys, and two sisters in Norway, Mrs. Ole Tendal of Fredrickstad and Alice Skoge of Skaanevik, survive Mr. Skoge's passing.

Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at one thirty from the home on 13th street and at two o'clock from the Estherville Lutheran church. Rev.. L. A. Mathre was in charge. Interment was made in the East Side cemetery.

Contributed by: Ruth Hackett. Source: Estherville Daily News, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa; November 7, 1933.

Note: Spelling of Mr. Skog/Skoge's name is as it appeared in the newspaper obituary.


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