Grace Skogen – Fergus Falls

Grace Skogen, 85 of Fergus Falls died Monday, July 16, 2018 at her home.
Grace Janet Skogen was born July 10, 1933 third child of Carl and Agnes (Rasmussen) Petersen in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota.  In 1939, the Petersen family moved to a farm near Underwood where Grace attended Country School District #231, and then graduated from the Underwood High School in 1951.
Grace married Orris Skogen October 9, 1954. They were blessed with five children: three daughters, Connie (Trevor) Barry of Fergus Falls, Cathy (Kirk) Soldner of Arden Hills and Sharon (Larry) Taylor of Kodiak, AK and two sons, Dan (Dee) of Hewitt and Jeff (Mary Jo) of St. Louis Park.  In 1956, they purchased a farm in Maine Township where they lived until 1999, when they moved into Fergus Falls.  Orris passed away in 2002.
Preceding her in death was her husband, Orris; parents, Carl and Agnes Petersen; and three siblings, David (1999), Edith (1971) and Amon (1992).
Survivors are her children, grandchildren, step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, brother-in-law, Stanley (Ardis) Skogen and sister-in-law, Irene Lundby.
Memorial services were 3 p.m. Friday, July 20, 2018 at Glende-Nilson Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Junkert officiating. Visitation was one hour prior to the service.
Glende-Nilson Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Fergus Falls was in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be made online at