Jerome (Jerry) R Skeie 78 of Staples Mn passed away peacefully on Monday afternoon July 8th 2019 at Centre Care Hospital in St Cloud Mn
He was born on September 2nd 1940 to Truman and Guida Skeie in Sunburg, MN
Jerry’s career as a Certified Master Mason began in his early twenties and remained his profession until he retired his mason career in the late 1990’s he then enjoyed working in the maintenance field until his full retirement.
Jerry ‘s love for his family and friends was like no other, he was a compassionate caring husband, father and friend who showed his love in the most sincere and true way. His greatest pride were his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He will be remembered for his love of country music, camping, tinkering on anything that needed to be fixed. He had a passion for vehicles from the 50’s & 60’s era although he was partial to Fords of the 50’s as his favorite. He loved an early morning cup of coffee, old western movies, comedies and reruns of Andy Griffith and Gunsmoke. He enjoyed humor and loved to laugh and have a good time. His quick wit was certainly enjoyed by all.
Jerry is survived by his wife Karen of 41 years, his children Jody (Randy) Langland of Pequot Lakes Mn, Wendy Johnson-Skeie of Fridley Mn, Holly (Jon) Kjenaas of Zim Mn, Jeremy “Stevie” Skeie of Forbes MN and Jennifer Skeie of Staples Mn. His sister Irene (Karl “Kully” Johnson) of Lake Placid FL, 11 grandchildren 9 great grandchildren, cousins and special mention of Ardell (Carol) Braaten of Sunburg Mn many neices, nephews and numerous friends.
He was proceeded in death by his parents Truman and Guida Skeie , brother Glenn and infant brother Donald. along with many other relatives and friends who have greeted him in heaven.
Jerrys celebration of life will be held for all to attend at the Sunburg Community Center, 211 Izola Street, Saturday August 10th 2019, at 12 pm.
In lieu of flowers an account has been set up to help support Jerry’s family with accruing medical expenses throughout his illness and this difficult time to paypal.me/inmemoryofJerry Or by mail at;
In Memory of Jerry Skeie
722 Wisconsin Ave SE
Staples, MN 56479
Taylor Funeral Home of Staples.