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Kermit Skogen

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Nov. 16, 1936-April 29, 2011

Kermit Milo Skogen passed away Friday, April 29, 2011, with his wife Beverly by his side at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes.

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Kermit most enjoyed his family, especially his grandkids and great-grandkids. Some of his favorite ways to spend time included playing cards, tinkering in the garage, volunteering at First Lutheran Church, traveling with his wife to see family, and playing with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Kermit devoted his life to his family and helping others. He retained his good humor and graciousness, even through the end of his battle with cancer.

Kermit was born to Arthur and Rena (Huseby) Skogen on November 16, 1936, near Rollag. At age 17, Kermit met Beverly Theodorson and they began their many years together. He graduated from Pelican Rapids High School in 1955.

Kermit and Beverly married August 25, 1957, in Rothsay, Minn. They moved to Detroit Lakes and raised four children, in whom he took much pride.

Kermit owned and operated his own service station, Skogen's Standard, for many years. His business approach was to serve others, and he took great care in serving his customers and mentoring his employees.

Surviving Kermit are his wife, Beverly Skogen; his daughter, Kris Shaffer; three sons, Brian (Geri) Skogen, Jon Skogen and Brad (Laura) Skogen; two brothers, Andy (LoAnn) Skogen and Cal (Dorothy) Skogen; sister, Corrine (Denny) Gilbertson; five grandchildren, Jill (Rey) Fuglestad, Heidi (Troy) Reisenauer, Patrick Skogen, Berit Skogen and Sorine Skogen; three great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding Kermit in death were his parents and one brother, Ray Skogen.

Visitation is Sunday, May 1, 2011 from 3-5 p.m., with a prayer service at 5, in West~Kjos Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Monday, May 2 at First Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes.

Memorials can be given to the First Lutheran Foundation. Those wanting to share memories and condolences online may use the messages of sympathy section at www.westkjos.com.

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