Obit: Skoog, Joel E. (1911 – 1965)
Contact: Dinah Reinke
Surnames: Skoog, Woempner, Nyborg, Ranghilde, LaPorte, Kresinske
------ Source: Tribune-Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 4/15/1965
------ Skoog, Joel E. (8 DEC 1911 – 8 APR 1965)
Funeral services for Joel E. Skoog, 53, Colby, were held Monday April 12, at Zion Lutheran church, Colby.
Mr. Skoog was accidentally shot to death at about 11 a.m. Thursday, April 8, while cleaning a gun at his home. The bullet struck him in the head. Marathon county coroner William D. Connor ruled Skoog’s death accidental. Connor said Skoog had apparently been cleaning several rifles. The one which discharged was known to have had a history of jamming.
Joel Skoog was buried in the Colby Memorial cemetery. The Rev. Harold Woodworth officiated at the services. Funeral arrangements were attended to by the Lulloff Funeral Home, Colby.
Mr. Skoog was born at Dorchester on Dec. 8, 1911. He received his education in the Dorchester area, where his family had a farm, and in Chicago schools, where the family lived for several years. As a young man he worked in the Chicago area.
Following his marriage to the former Alma Woempner the couple moved to the Colby area where they farmed. He was later employed by the Streckert Mfg. Co. at Prentice and at Abbotsford where he served as plant manager for the past nine years. He had lived in Colby for the past six years.
He was president of the village of Prentice for three terms, president and treasurer of the Bethel Lutheran church of Prentice, and was a member of Zion Lutheran church of Colby at the time of his death.
Mr. Skoog is survived by his wife, Alma, and one son, Vaughn, who is presently serving with the navy’s sixth fleet in the Mediterranean; six sisters, Mrs. Ida Nyborg, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Mrs. Ranghilde Delveaux, Chicago, Mrs. Ejna LaPorte, Manitowish Waters, Miss Louise Skoog, Milwaukee, Mrs. Ruth Kresinske, Milwaukee; and two brothers, Bernard Skoog of Greenwood and Carl Skoog of Milwaukee.
He was preceded in death by one daughter who died in infancy.
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