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Gerald "Jerry" L. Skogland

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Gerald “Jerry” L. Skogland

Baxter

Gerald “Jerry” L. Skogland, 80, of Baxter, passed away Jan. 31, 2013, in Brainerd.

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He was born May 23, 1932, to Leonard and Fay (Bohanon) Skogland in Minneapolis. After a six-day courtship, he married his wife of 52 years, Nyla Johnson, on April 8, 1960, in Mason City, Iowa.

He is survived by his wife; daughters, Cindy Hewitt, Brainerd, and Sherri (Dave) Goedker, Guatemala; brother, Leonard (Inga) Skogland; sister, Carol (Roy) Halverson; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; uncle, Francis Murphy; a grandson; and many aunts and uncles.

Memorial service was at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at First Baptist Church, 7623 Fairview Road, Baxter.

Interment will be held at Rosy Cemetery, Dixon Lake, at a later date.

Arrangements are with Kline Funeral Home, Pequot Lakes.

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