Birgit A. Skoog

November 29, 1918April 6, 2019

Birgit Anna Lisa Skoog, died April 6, 2019 in Grand Junction, Colorado at 100 years of age. Birgit was born in Stockholm, Sweden. She came to the United States from Sweden in 1947, and married Folke Skoog, her beloved husband of fifty-four years. They lived in Madison, Wisconsin. After her husband's death, Birgit moved to Grand Junction, Colorado to be close to family. Birgit led a very happy and interesting life. She and her husband had a large number of friends as part of the University of Wisconsin community, opening their home to generations of students. She traveled the world, and made frequent visits to her homeland. For Birgit the most important thing in her life was her family. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and recently a great-grandmother, to all of us. The special love Birgit had for her family, includes her daughter, Karin Shepard; son-in-law, David Shepard; three grandsons and their wives, Eric Shepard, Karl (Meghan) Shepard, and Alex (Sally) Shepard; a great-grandson, Beckett Shepard (son of Karl and Meghan); and a large clan of treasured relatives in Sweden. We miss her and she is in our hearts. A family memorial service and inurnment is planned in Uppsala, Sweden.


  • A family memorial service and inurnment is planned in Uppsala, Sweden.

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Melia Wright

April 17, 2019

Birgit was one of my favorite patients. It was an honor to know her and she was always a joy to see. I will miss her.

Christopher Glueck

April 10, 2019

Thank you for publishing this news in the Wisconsin State Journal. I remember my visits with Birgit at the UW Foundation several times before she moved out to Grand Junction. She was a lovely woman with a great attitude and manner. I am happy for you that she lived a century and hope her final days years and days were comfortable for all. On a coincidental note, my wife (whose paternal roots are in Sweden) and I were in Uppsala two years ago on our second visit to Sweden and we are considering spending an extended time in Uppsala since we loved it so much! We will think of Birgit and Folke when we go...

Bill Jordan

April 10, 2019

So sorry to learn of Birgit's death. I was a student with Folke Skoog from 1966-71, and my wife, Buffy, and I well remember great evenings and dinner at the Skoogs' home on Chamberlain Avenue in Madison. We did not know Birgit well. But she was a gracious hostess, and clearly lived a rich, eventful and fruitful life. We should all do so well.