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Wallace Skoglund June 20, 1932 - Dec. 31, 2008

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GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Wallace M. Skoglund, 76, of Goodyear, Ariz., died Wednesday at his home under the care of hospice.

The service will be held in Goodyear, Ariz.

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He was born June 20, 1932, on the family farm at Lake Florida, Kandiyohi County, to Walter and Manda (Thompson) Skoglund. He attended New London High School.

He married Carolyn Bratland on Dec. 17, 1951. He moved to Arizona in 1957 where he operated service stations and a fuel distributorship. He married Nancy Petersen on March 20, 1971.

He is survived by his wife; children: Janet (and Jim) Lewis of Newberg, Ore., Cheryl (and Bill) Mitchell of Sherwood, Ore., Rodney (and Kathy) of Olathe, Kan.; stepchildren: Joanne (and Duane) Roit of Marana, Ariz., Jim (and Karen) Petersen of Mesa, Ariz., Rebecca (and Gary) Lunsford of Portland, Ore.; 15 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and siblings: Ruby Bernhagen of Willmar; Paul (and Pat) Skoglund of Brooklyn Park; and Eldon Skoglund (and special friend Cyd Oswald) of Lakeville.

He was preceded in death by one brother.

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