|Birth: ||May 20, 1920|
|Death: ||Jun. 25, 2009|
Funeral Services for Loretta B. Skalberg, age 89, of Wausa, will be held Monday, June 29, at 10:30 a.m. at Thabor Lutheran Church in Wausa. Pastor Michelle Oetken will officiate with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Sunday from 3:00 to 6:00 P.M. at Brockhaus Funeral Home in Wausa.
She died Thursday, June 25, 2009 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk, NE.
Loretta Bessie Skalberg was born May 20, 1920 at Bloomfield, NE to Ernest and Bessie (Ferguson) Kolessa. She was baptized on April 5, 1933 and confirmed on March 25, 1934 at St. Marks Lutheran Church in Bloomfield. She attended Bloomfield Public Schools and graduated with the class of 1938.
On August 8, 1941 she married James Skalberg of Wausa at Madison, NE. To this union one son was born, Robert James. Loretta worked as a waitress in several cafes and then worked for Carlson Home and Auto for 40 years retiring in 1996. She resided at the Countryside Villa for one year and then moved to the Golden Living Center in Wausa in December of 2006.
Loretta enjoyed playing Pinochle with her card club and also volunteering at Thabor Lutheran Church of which she was a member.
She is survived by her son, Robert and wife Betty of Norfolk; four grandchildren, Bradley Skalberg of Norfolk, Bryan and Marilyn Skalberg of Eugene, OR, Barry and Traci Skalberg of Grand Island, NE, and Rebecca and Seth Snedigar of Valley, AL. She has 10 great grandchildren, Kallie and Issak Skalberg, Alex and Emily Demaderios, Nicky and Livia Skalberg, Sam, Cara, and Luke Skalberg, and Madyson Snedigar.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Bessie Kolessa; husband James in 2002; brothers, Melvin, John, Raymond, and William Kolessa; and two sisters, Helen Ermels and Doris Sage.
James Ernest Skalberg (1918 - 2002)
Created by: Marty & Harley
Record added: May 09, 2010
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