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August W. Skoglund



SOURCE:  The Nebraska Signal; 15 September 1932, pg 1  col 6

August W. Skoglund was born in Sweden January 6, 1863.  He came to the United States, settling at Moline, Ill., in 1869, later coming in 1884 to Fillmore county, Nebraska, near Geneva, where he had since resided.  He died September 5, 1932, at the age of 69 years, 7 months and 29 days.

He was married to Miss Augusta M. Anderson September 11, 1894.  To this union were born two sons, Walter Skoglund of Shickley and Clyde Skoglund of Geneva, who, whth their mother and three grandchildren, together with the two sisters, Mrs. John Nelson and Mrs. John Toren, both of Geneva, and numerous other relatives survive him.

For some years Mr. Skoglund had made his home with his sons, alternating between their homes.  Several months ago while at the home of his son Clyde, the scene of his own homestead, he suffered a stroke from which he did not recover.

Mr. Skoglund was baptized and confirmed in the Swedish Lutheran church in childhood and retained his membership in that church through life.  He was a splendid member and will be greatly missed in his neighborhood.

The funeral service was conducted at the Methodist church in Geneva Wednesday afternoon at 2:30, conducted by the pastor, Rev. W.H. Shoaf, who spoke from the text, "We haave here no continuing city." Heb. 13:14.  The music was furnished by a quartet consisting of Mrs. Leslie Low, Miss Nellie Beth Shoaf, Carl Janing and Rev. David Tudor, who sang "Abide With Me." "Nearer My God to Thee" and "Blest Be the Tie That Binds."  The floral offerings were many and beautiful, among which was one with the inscription "Father," presented by the sons and family.  Interment was in the Geneva cemetery.