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Richard D. Skooglund

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Richard Duane Skooglund

Was born in Vancouver, Washington, April 25, 1936. He died April 29, 2012. He was 76.

He is survived by his wife, Suzanne Green Skooglund, his children Leanne Skooglund Hofford (Buzz), Leslie Skooglund (Jon Wunrow), and Keith. His sisters are Marilyn Forman, and Karen Farthing. He leaves six grandchildren: Tyler Henke, Summer Hofford, Casey Hofford, Eli Skooglund, Isaac Skooglund and Seth Wunrow-Brushafer.

He is also survived by his beloved cat, Ben.

He was preceded in death by his parents June Skooglund Petro and Carl Skooglund.

He earned degrees from Northwest Christian College, Christian Theological Seminary, and Butler University.

He entered the ministry as a student minister at the Christian Church in Oxford, Indiana. He also served the Christian Church in Moscow, Idaho, and University Christian Church in Seattle, Washington.

Dick became the Associate Director of Development at Christian Theological Seminary in 1971. At the time of his retirement in 2001 he was Vice President for University Advancement at Butler University.

He was a dedicated volunteer worker at the Indiana Heart Hospital and with Casting for Recovery.

Dick grew up in Vancouver, Washington, where he first became interested in sport fishing. Later fly fishing became a passion. He was also passionate about Butler basketball and the Indianapolis Colts.

You may visit to sign the guestbook or memorial gifts may be made in Dick's name to Casting For Recovery,

Calling will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, May 4, in the Great Hall at Geist Christian Church 8550 Mud Creek Road. A memorial service will be held there at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 5.

The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at Hoosier Village Health Center who cared for Dick this past year. Arrangements entrusted to Leppert Mortuary, Nora Chapel .

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on May 2, 2012
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