By HDN Staff
ALBERT "BUD" SKOYEN JR.
CHINOOK -- Albert M. "Bud" Skoyen, Jr., 77, long time Blaine County rancher and farmer, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1999, at a family farm and ranch north of Chinook, due to an apparent heart attack.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday in the American Lutheran Church with burial at Kuper Memorial Cemetery.
Skoyen was born Dec. 20, 1921, north of Chinook, to Albert, Sr. and Gurene (Eraquam) Skoyen. He attended rural school at Boldt Country School and worked with his father on the farm and ranch.
On March 15, 1944, he married Beulah Miller in Chinook.
He drove truck for Bell Truck Lines of Great Falls, worked for Kremers' in Paradise Valley east of Chinook, and also drove truck for DePriest Trucking in Chinook. The family moved the farm and ranch in 1956, and he continued to farm and ranch until his death.
Skoyen enjoyed working with farm machinery, teaching his grandchildren cribbage and playing with them. He was a member of the American Lutheran Church.
Survivors include his wife, Beulah of Chinook; a son, Duane Skoyen of Chinook; daughters, Connie Stanley of Chinook and Marlys Clendenen of Bowman, N.D.; sisters, Gloria Upshaw of Helena and Iola Lee of Mesa, Ariz.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Chinook Wrestling Club or the American Lutheran Church.
Edwards Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.