Gary L. Skoog, 76

Gary L. Skoog, of Elmhurst, passed away at home on Monday, June 19, 2023, at the age of 76, surrounded by his family. He was born January 13, 1947 in Santa Rosa, CA, to the late Clifford and Betty Skoog. Gary is a graduate of Shawnee Mission West High School in Overland Park, Kan., received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas, and his Master’s in Education from University of South Dakota. He was the Director of Career Guidance for Briar Cliff College in Sioux City, Ia., and then Elmhurst University. He worked for the City of Elmhurst as the director of Economic Development and retired in 2017 from the City of Hoffman Estates.  Beloved husband of 48 years to Bev Skoog; cherished father of Mona (Lee) Lazar, Katrina (David) Nguyen and Alicia Skoog; loving grandfather of Noa, Sadie, Leila, Benji and Amelia; dear brother of Connie Skoog, Kim (Ann) Skoog and Kristy Skoog; dear brother-in-law of Jim (Anne) Montagne. A Celebration of Life Service was held on Saturday, June 24 at Elmhurst Community Funeral Home – The Ahlgrim Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to GCAMP, 2000 S. Batavia Avenue Ste. 110, Geneva IL 60134. For information, 630-834-3515 or visit