Richard Loren Skog
12/02/1940 - 07/12/2019
Richard Loren Skog, 78, of Hibbing, joined his Heavenly Father on Friday, July 12, 2019 surrounded by his wife and family at Fairview Range Medical Center in Hibbing. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, July 27, 2019 at the Grace Lutheran Church in Hibbing at 11:00 A.M. with visitation beginning one hour prior to the service. Pastor Tim Yearyean will officiate. Burial will be at Maple Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Hibbing.
Richard was born December 2, 1940 in Hibbing to Victor and Ruth (Nelson) Skog. He attended Hibbing schools, graduating in 1959. He then attended Albert Lea Community College, earning his welding degree. On October 2, 1970 Richard married Marie Tervo in Watertown, SD. He started work in 1967 at Erie Mining in Hoyt Lakes, retiring from Hibbing Taconite in July of 2003.
Richard enjoyed wintering in Mesa, AZ with his wife, starting in 2006. His other loves included coffee with his buddies, concerts, camping, traveling, the outdoors, woodworking and especially spending time with his family and friends.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents; and 3 sisters, Nancy, Elaine and infant sister Susan.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Marie; 3 daughters, Diana (Jeff) Bussey of Hastings, MN, Michele (John) Rudnik of Lewiston, MN, Lisa Elwood of Ely; 6 grandchildren, Ryan and Andrew Bussey, Haley and Spencer Rudnik, Zack and Skyler Elwood; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Grace Lutheran Mortgage Fund