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Obituary for Joel Andrew Skogen

Joel Andrew Skogen was born on March 1, 1955 in Beloit,WI, and passed away on February 3, 2023 at the age of 67 years old. Joel was the Son of Marie and Gilman Skogen.

Joel was predeceased by father, Gilman Skogen; mother, Marie Skogen; brother, Jerald Skogen. He is survived by his wife Janet Skogen, his children Paul (Erin) Skogen, Heather (Brandon) Bishop, his grandchildren Boston and Sofia. His sisters Judy (David) Nupnau, Jean (Steve) Johnson, and several nieces and nephews.

Joel went to high school at Beloit Memorial and graduated in 1973. He went on to earn his Bachelors degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He worked in sales/project management for Sony for 18 years. His most recent employer was with ADT in Commercial sales. He never had a thought of retirement and worked till the very end.

He was married to Janet Skogen on June 8, 1980. They spent 42 devoted years together and had 2 children and 2 grandchildren.

He served as the Priest and Rector of the New Apostolic Church for the Austin congregation for over 30 plus years.

He enjoyed doing the Lords work first and foremost. He also enjoyed playing golf with his friends on many courses throughout his life. His favorite times involved sitting in the man cave, smoking cigars while watching the University of Wisconsin play surrounded by friends and family.

He will be remembered as a provider for his family, his strong work ethic and a servant of God.

Visitation will be held at Harrell Funeral Home in Kyle, Texas on March 4,2023 at 10:00am. Memorial service will be held directly following visitation at 11:00am with Apostle Brett Steinbrueck of the New Apostolic Church officiating. Harrell Funeral Home of Kyle will be handling the funeral arrangements.

In lieu of flowers or donations, the family asks that you take time to do a random act of kindness for someone. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to their family and many friends that have made an impact on Joel's life. They wish to thank all those that have reached out, sent words of condolences and prayers.