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Perry Alvin Scroggie
September 1, 1880–March 25, 1952
Funeral services were held from the Methodist church in Ruthton on Friday afternoon, March 28, 1952, for Perry A. Scroggie, 71, a resident of this community for many years, who passed away at his home March 25 following a heart attack.
Rev. T. Benton Clark, assisted by Rev. Walter Brown of the Hope Lutheran church, conducted the services. A male quartette composed of Wendell Olson, Floyd Park, Sigurd Pederson and Elmer Ranheim sang two hymns “The Old Rugged Cross” and "In The Garden." Mrs. Hans Pederson accompanied them at the piano.
Pallbearers were Thomas Scotting, Hans Hansen, Roy Carter, Elmo Nyhus, Thomas Thompson, and Melvin Johnson. Mrs. Howard Gamber, Mrs. Otto Pahl, and Mrs. Floyd Park were the flower bearers. Internment was made in the North cemetery at Ruthton.
Perry Alvin Scroggie was born near Onslow, Iowa on September 1, 1880. He spent his boyhood days and early youth in Iowa. On September 15, 1910 he was married to Laura Cobern at Woonsocket, South Dakota. To this union were born five children. The family moved from Iowa to Minnesota in March, 1915, and have made their home in Ruthton or vicinity for the past 37 years.
Mr. Scroggie was a member of the Masonic Lodge, and a very active member of the Ruthton Methodist church.
He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Wilson, and Mrs. Blanche Christensen, both of Pomona, California; three sons, Donald and Charles, both of Burbank, California; and George of Pipestone, Minnesota. Other survivors are three sisters, two brothers, nine grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Relatives attending the funeral from a distance were Charles and Donald Scroggie of Burbank, California; Mrs. Blanche Christensen and Mrs. Dorothy Wilson of Pomona, California; Mr. and Mrs. George Scroggie and daughter of Pipestone; Mr. and Mrs. Orville Heitt of Clinton, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kankle of Lost Nation, Iowa; Mrs. Fred Lehman and Mrs. Reuben Anderson of Minneapolis; Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Burnison of Woonsocket,South Dakota; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Veach of Pipestone; Mr. and Mrs.Clair Coburn of Marshall; Mrs. Howard Sheimo of Montevideo; and Mrs. Weltha Bertlesen of Robbinsdale besides many friends from Tyler, Pipestone, Holland Jasper and this vicinity.

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