Merval Leroy Skoglund

25/06/1942 - 24/01/2023


Obituary For Merval Leroy Skoglund

Merval was born in Camrose, Alberta to Arnt & Mildred (Millie) Skoglund. He grew up on the family farm near Kingman, Alberta and attended Kingman School and Salem Lutheran Church. He enjoyed all sports, playing softball and hockey; he especially enjoyed Kingman skating parties! As a young adult, he loved to attend Candlelighters & youth events at CLBI with his buddies. He worked on the family farm with his dad & brother.

On January 23, 1970, he was asked by Ray Hansen to be a substitute for a blind-date he’d set up for a lovely young woman - Donna Elizabeth Kvill. On June 27, 1970, Merval wed the love of his life and so the next chapter of his life began.

Family was everything to Merval and he couldn’t wait to have his own kids to love. Merval became the proud dad to 2 girls followed by 2 boys: Heidi (Darin) Winder, Tammy (Sherwin) Ward, Noel (Kristin), and Tim (Channy). His pride and joy became his 8 granddaughters: Nissa & Anika Winder; Elisa, Aphia, & Blyss Ward; Aurora Skoglund; and Tessa & Tierion Skoglund.

Merval wanted to raise his family with a farming work ethic and farm living. They lived on a Dairy farm where Merval’s love of all animals meant there were many horses, dogs, cats, sheep, and even a couple hamsters! In the summer of 1986, the family moved to Camrose where he worked at many jobs to provide for his family: bricklaying, construction, steel mill, truck driving, and handyman.

The past few years, in spite of his own health issues, Merval took joy in simple things: his family, his dog (Bella), his friends, helping his neighbours, going to men’s Bible study, and sharing his complete faith in Jesus.

Merval was predeceased by his brother, Arne Milo, his parents Arnt & Millie Skoglund and his parents-in-law Palmer and Florence Kvill, as well other members of both the Skoglund and Kvill families. He is survived by his siblings: Greta (Arnell), Ellen, Arne (Joyce), and Diane, long with his Kvill sisters-in-law: Caroline, Rose, Priscilla (Gil), Grace, & Sharon; numerous nieces and nephews, and many, many friends who were like family.

Memorial donations may be directed to Resurrection Lutheran Brethren Church, Kingman Cemetery, or a charity of your choice.

A viewing will take place on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 1:00pm at the Resurrection Lutheran Brethren Church. Following the viewing a funeral service will be held at 2:00pm. For those unable to attend in person, a livestream will be available the day of the service. To watch, please click the link underneath Merval's photo.

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home Grande Prairie 780-830-8772

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  • 02/26/2023

  • 02/26/2023

    Hey Everybody, So sorry to hear about Merval's passing. My thoughts go out to ur family

  • 02/04/2023

    We were so sad to hear this news . We moved to the neighbourhood in the summer and Merval introduced himself to us within the hour of being settled in. He always remembered every detail of anything I told him from our previous visit and made us feel as he really cared what was going on in our lives. Our kids always looked forward to running over to see him and Bella multiple times a day or running to the window to tap on the window and wave as he went by. We will miss your kind heart, stories and laughing with you on your walks Merval.

  • 02/01/2023

    To the family my condolences from Anthony Holler

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