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L.A. 'Skog' Skogebo -- Rochester

ROCHESTER -- The funeral for L.A. "Skog" Skogebo will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the VA Chapel at the Veterans Memorial in Houston, Texas.

Mr. Skogebo, 72, of Houston, formerly of southeastern Minnesota, died Saturday (May 11, 2002).

He was born Nov. 24, 1929, in Austin. He was a World War II veteran and served in the Army during the occupation of Korea. Mr. Skogebo owned Northtown Motors in Houston, formerly owned Kasson Cleaners and was a salesman for Adamson Motors in Rochester. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 581 and served as chaplain the past five years, and a member of American Legion Post 560 and Fraternal Order of Eagles 3789 of Santa Fe, Texas.

Survivors include his wife of 35 years, the former Elaine Archer; three daughters, Vicki Knape of League City, Texas, Toni (Mark) Walters of Whitehouse, Texas, and Jolynn McGowan of Midway, Texas; three grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; three brothers, Marvin of Lompoc, Calif., Allen of Bowie, Md., and Arnie of Rochester; and three sisters, Elaine Fjerstad of Austin, Cathie Tanner of Kingwood, Texas, and Judy Kollar of Blooming Prairie.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Earthman North Funeral Home in Houston.

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