NORWAY – Roger Skoglund, 66, died on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at his home with his loving family by his side, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Roger was born in Norway on January 2, 1955, to the late John and Rose (Heydens) Skoglund. Roger graduated from Norway High School in 1973. After graduation he attended Green Bay Technical School. Shortly after technical school, Roger went to work at Lake Shore Systems in Kingsford and Specialty Minerals in Quinnesec, from where Roger retired in 2017.
Roger married Mary Menghini on March 25, 1989 at the First Presbyterian Church in Kingsford. Roger was a loving father and husband and was active in the lives of his daughters. He loved attending Gus Macker girls three-way basketball tournaments, watching them play Norwegian high school basketball, watching cheerleader competitions, skiing competitions and just about any other sport they played. .
He made sure to take his family on an adventurous vacation where so many awesome memories were made, like camping, skiing, and whitewater rafting. All the girls moved to Florida. Roger and Mary were planning to become snowbirds to watch their grandchildren grow into young adults.
Roger also loved being in the woods where he spent the first part of his retirement building the house of his dreams, chopping wood, spotting wildlife, floating on the river, spending time on the porch with kids. friends, neighbors, family… and of course a cocktail.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 32 years, Mary Skoglund; daughters Roxanne (Keith) Poillion, Heather Hebert, Connie (Mike) Murrison, Kristine (Kervin) Torres; grandchildren Wyatt, Nash, Skylar, Brooklyn, Riley, Max, Trenton, Taylor, Gyanna, Evan; brothers Phil Skoglund, Danny Skoglund and Charlie Skoglund; brother-in-law Paul (Tammy) Menghini; his best friend and cousin, Bob Skoglund; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Roger was also predeceased by his younger sister, Mary Ann Skoglund; and niece Nicole Skoglund.
A celebration of Roger’s life will be held on Friday, September 24 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.
The family would like to extend a special day “Thank you” to Northwoods Hospice and Dickinson Home Health, in particular to Nurse Kelley, for the care of Roger.
Condolences to Roger Skoglund’s family can be expressed online at www.ernashfuneralhomes.com.
The family entrusted the arrangements to the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.