Randy D. Skoglund, 65

Holt – Randy Skoglund, 65, passed away on July 2, 2018 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND with his wife by his side.
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Holt with visitation one hour prior to the service. Reverend Cathie Rhodes will officiate. Burial will be at the Holt Cemetery.
Randy Duane Skoglund was born on October 28, 1952 in Thief River Falls. The son of Bob and Arlene (Horien) Skoglund. Randy grew up in Holt and graduated from Newfolden High School. After graduating, he served in the National Guard.
From the Guard, Randy went to work for his father in the construction business – building houses. Later on, he started his own cabinet business. A few years later, Randy met his best friend Charito Michaela “Jean” Linsangan. After, they wed on April 28, 1995 in Nazareth Lutheran Church in Holt. They opened up an Oriental Furniture Store along side of the cabinets he built.
Together, Randy and Jean ran both businesses until 2001 when early retirement was in order due to Randy’s health. He got lung cancer, then brain cancer. Randy’s wife, Jean, faithfully cared for her good, caring and loving husband and best friend, Randy. Riding his Harley, hunting, fishing, bird watching, rooting for the Vikings, and building model airplanes, miniature covered wagons were Randy‚Äôs favorite passions.
Randy’s family agrees that without Lord Jesus Christ and Dr. Luis Jain from the Roseau Hospital – Randy would not have survived the past 16 years. A big Thank You to all of the doctors and nurses of the hospitals, and to all of the staff of Thief River Care Center.
Randy is survived by his loving wife of over 23 years, Jean Skoglund; father Bob Skoglund and brother Ryan Skoglund both of Holt; nieces Asiah and Aspyn Derebery of Oklahoma; brother-in-law Leon Derebery; sisters-in-law Cezarina Linsangan and Connie Almario; nephew Erickson Almario; uncles Vernon (Madeline) Skoglund, Emery (Millie) Horien, Mark (Shirley) Horien; aunts Marlys (Frank) Langowski, Lucille (John) Rakowski; along with cousins and extended family.
Randy is preceded in death by his mother Arlene, sister Robyn Derebery, and mother-in-law Inocencia Linsangan.
Arrangements by Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls.
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