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Arvid E. Skrede

July 6, 1942 ~ July 20, 2021 (age 79)


Arvid Eugene Skrede

Arvid Skrede suddenly passed away July 20th, 2021 at his home at the age of 79.  He was born July 6, 1942 in (Bud) Viroqua, WI at their family home, to Albon and Doris (Caldwell) Skrede.  Arvid worked on the family farm until he turned 18 years old.  When he graduated from high school in May of 1960, he moved to Beloit, WI where he worked at the Beloit Iron Works. Then one day driving past the Viroqua swimming pool he met the love of his life, Kathrine Ann Soltau, they were married on June 1, 1963 and had three children.

They moved their family back to Viroqua and worked for G&S Plumbing and Heating where he became a Master Plumber. He worked there for several years and in 1982 he opened his own plumbing shop, Arvid’s Plumbing.  In the late 80’s they moved their business to Portage, WI and returned to Viroqua years later.  Arvid loved his family, his work as a plumber, and had a great love of cars.

He is survived by his children: Craig (Brenda) of Edmonds WA, Tracy (Kevin) Bateman of Clearfield UT, and Arvid Jr (Stephanie) of Kaukauna WI;  sisters,  Yvonne (Kenneth) Walker of Shell Lake WI and Karla (Tom Schulz) Amundson of La Crosse WI; brothers- in- law, Jim Soltau and Mike (Nora) Soltau; sisters-in-law, Janet Greeno and Shirley Soltau, all of Viroqua; grandchildren: Nicole Skrede, Hartzog (Ian), Alexis, Spencer, Alizabeth, and Sophia; and a great grandchild Eleanor Marie Hartzog. 

Arvid is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Katherine, and his brother Gary.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the Viroqua Cemetery on Friday, July 30th.


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Graveside Service
July 30, 2021

11:00 AM
Viroqua Cemetery
429 East Hickory Street
Viroqua, WI 54665

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