Alan Gail Skalberg, age 85, of Dassel, died Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.
He was born Jan. 3, 1934, in Dassel, the son of Karl and Ruth (Oster) Skalberg
Alan graduated from the Dassel High School.
He was a lifelong member of the Dassel Church of Christ.
Alan was united in marriage to Shirley Loch June 10, 1952, in Annandale. The couple made their home in the Dassel area, where Alan worked with his father on the family farm. Together, they raised their three children.
Alan served his church and community by being a member of his church board for numerous years, and a member of the Dassel Co-op Creamery board of directors.
Alan loved the farm, watching the crops grow and milking his cows.
His family was dear to his heart, and he enjoyed the many holidays that they celebrated together.
Alan could often be found enjoying nature, watching the purple martins as he was swinging on the porch swing. He loved his animals and especially had a soft spot for his dog, “Old Snoopy.”
An avid sports fan, Alan enjoyed the Minnesota Twins, Vikings, and University of Minnesota Gophers football. He also enjoyed spending time duck hunting, swimming, and waterskiing.
Alan will be missed by his family, and fondly remembered for being a loving father, grandfather, and husband.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Skalberg of Dassel; his children, Debra (Gene) Oberg, Scott (Kathy) Skalberg, all of Dassel, and Brad Skalberg of Cokato; eight grandchildren; 16-1⁄2 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Kenneth Skalberg of Dassel, and Gary Skalberg of Chanhassen; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Alan was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Robert Skalberg, and Ronald Skalberg; and a sister, Jeanette Tomlinson.
A memorial service took place Thursday, Sept. 5 at 11 a.m. at the Dassel Church of Christ, with Pastor Timothy Tomlinson officiating. There was a one-hour time to gather with the family prior to the service at the church.
The Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel handled the funeral arrangements.