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Obituary for Elroy Skaalerud

Elroy Skaalerud, age 80, passed away after a courageous battle fighting lung cancer at the St. Cloud Hospital on Tuesday. Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Discovery Church in Sauk Rapids. Rev. Art Cotant will officiate. Friends and family may gather from 4-7 p.m. Friday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and one hour prior at the church on Saturday. Burial will be at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, October 9, 2017 at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls.

Elroy Skaalerud was born September 11, 1937 in Willmar to Elvin and Helen (Hanson) Skaalerud. He married Avis Wadsworth in September 1968 in Armstrong, IA. Elroy worked most of his life in route sales. He enjoyed attending Discovery Church. Elroy was a member of Sauk Rapids VFW Post 6992; Sons of Norway; and a very grateful member of AA. He loved to get outside fishing, traveling, and working in his yard. He especially enjoyed gathering with friends and family. Elroy never missed a chance to watch a football or hockey game. Elroy was a caring person, always joking, laughing, and giving. He worked hard and always gave to his family.

He is survived by his wife, Avis of St. Cloud; children, Lanny (Luann) Lippold of Ham Lake, Dorie Skaalerud of Boston, MA., Jon (Tammy) Skaalerud of Crystal; grandchildren, Brandon and Sophie Lippold; siblings, Margaret Kloss, Evie Sigler, Donna Diedrich; sisters-in-law, Marilyn Skaalerud, Cleone Skaalerud, and Marlene Ferguson. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Lawrence, Walter, Howard, Roger; sister-in-law, Lee Skaalerud; brothers-in-law, Bob Kloss, Eddie Sigler, and Bob Diedrich.

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Visitation

Friday

6

Oct

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Homes-Sauk Rapids

324 2nd Avenue South
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379

Visitation

Saturday

7

Oct

10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Discovery Church

700 18th St NW
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379, MN 56379

Funeral Service

Saturday

7

Oct

11:00 AM
Discovery Church

700 18th St NW
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379, MN 56379

Cemetery Details

Location

Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery

15550 Hwy 115
Little Falls, MN 56345

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