Posted 3/06/13 (Wed)
Funeral service for Marie Skoglund, 93, of Watford City, N.D., was 11:00 a.m., Monday, March 4, 2013, at the First Lutheran Church in Watford City, N.D., with Pastor Rob Favorite officiating. Interment was in the Garden Church Cemetery, rural Watford City.
Marie Rolfson Skoglund was born in 1919 on the family farm to Marselius and Ingerid Rolfson in Garden Township. Her parents were homesteaders who emigrated from Norway. She attended the Rolfson grade school and later graduated from Watford City High School in 1938. She then later attended Dickinson State College where she obtained her teaching certificate. She taught school for six years. Her first country school was the Kinning School. She also taught Sunday school for many years.
On July 26, 1947, Marie was united in marriage to John Skoglund at the Garden Lutheran Church where she had been baptized and confirmed. John and Marie farmed and raised cattle. Marie continued living on the family farm until she moved to Watford City. She became a resident of the Good Shepherd Home in 2005.
Marie's children fondly remember her singing hymns while she did her housework. She and Johnny had a great gift of hospitality and many were welcomed over the years around the table. She enjoyed visits with friends and family all of her days. A highlight of her life was her trip to Norway to see her relatives when she was 60 years old, as she had a great interest in her heritage. Marie loved visits from her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was dearly loved and will be missed by her family and community.
Marie died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at the McKenzie County Hospital in Watford City, N.D.
John and Marie had four children, Glen (Patricia) Skoglund of Watford City, Glenda (Bob) Berg of Williston, Ralph (Debby) Skoglund of Watford City, and Marcella (Pastor Ken) Nelson of Minot, N.D.; 13 grandchildren, Joshua Skoglund, Rachel (Chris) Clift, James (Cari) Berg, John (Sara) Berg, Rebecca (Vaughn) Cornell, Daniel (Michelle) Berg, Angela (Justin) Smith, Julie (Kyle) Dragseth, Amanda (Brett) Wisness, Jena (Mike) Jenks, Johanna Nelson, Else Marie Nelson, and Ingrid Nelson; 15 great-grandchildren, Benjamin Berg, Chelsea, Cody and Emma Berg, Kaleb and Hannah Cornell, Katelynn and Jaren Berg, Asha & Bridger Smith, Grace and Anna Dragseth, Wyatt Wisness, Brylee and Mya Jenks, and many nieces and nephews who were very special to her.
Preceding Marie in death was her husband John in 1988; her parents, Marselius and Ingerid Rolfson; seven brothers, Marselius, Oscar, Norman, Albert, Arjker, Erling, Rasmus and her infant sister, Myrtle Christine.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com.