LoAnn Maude Skogen, age 77, Barnesville, Minnesota, passed away peacefully at home, Tuesday, November 29, 2011 surrounded by family. Service: 1:00 p.m. " Friday, December 2, 2011, at St. James United Church of Christ, Barnesville, Minnesota. Visitation: 11:00 to 1:00 prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at the Aspeland Cemetery in the spring when the grass is green and the flowers are in bloom. LoAnn Faye Carr was born on July 21, 1934 in rural Barnesville to Kenneth and Edna (Schmidt) Carr. LoAnn grew up and attended school in Barnesville. She married Andy Skogen in 1951 in Webster, South Dakota. They established their home on Pelican Lake and in 1971 they moved to Barnesville where they continued to raise their eight children. LoAnn drove school bus for 30 years with the Barnesville School District. She was always willing to drive bus for extracurricular sports trips and loved to watch the kids play, especially wrestling. LoAnn enjoyed spending time with family, especially on the island at Crystal Lake. She was an avid reader and a wonderful cook, and her family would crowd around for grandmas baked goods. She was a member of the St. James United Church of Christ and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. LoAnn is survived by Andy Skogen her husband of 60 years, children Sherry (Steve) Klovstad, Pelican Rapids, MN; Susie (Greg) Lynnes, Pelican Rapids, MN; Pamela Skogen, Barnesville, MN; Sandra (Peter) Waldon, Perham, MN; Cindy (Raymond) Kunz, Barnesville, MN; Lesley (Marc) Connelly, Hillsboro, ND; Lisa (Jay) Roste, Barnesville, MN; Scott (Sheri) Skogen, Barnesville, MN. She is survived by 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Sisters Dorine Moll, Billings, MT; Kay (George) Hedblum, St. Paul, MN; sister-in-laws Laurie Carr, Roseville, MN; Shirley Carr, Detroit Lakes, MN. She is preceded in death by son, Bruce, brothers: Bill, Kenny, Leslie, Donnie and Robert; and son-in-law Lonnie Griffin. The family would like to say a special thank you to Palliative Care staff, Clayco Care Center, and Hospice for caring for LoAnn in her final days. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her.