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 Norbert Edward Skaja

Norbert Edward Skaja

Benton County, Minnesota, USA
Death 20 Jul 2006 (aged 77)
Foley, Benton County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Foley, Benton County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 86861930 · View Source
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Norbert Skaja, 77
Oct. 15, 1928 - July 20, 2006
Norbert Skaja, age 77, of Foley, died Thursday July 20, 2006 at his home of cancer.

Memorial Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 22, 2006 at St. John's Catholic Church, Foley. The Rev. Greg Paffel will officiate. Inurnment will be in the parish cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Foley American Legion.
Friends may call from 4 to 9 Friday at the Foley Funeral Home in Foley. There will be no visitation on Saturday. Parish prayers will be at 7:00 p.m., Friday at the funeral home.

Norbert Skaja was born October 15, 1928 in Graham Township, Benton Co. to Ernest and Frances (Jurek) Skaja.

He married Bernadine Warzecha on September 7, 1964 Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Opole. The couple had lived in Minneapolis from 1964-1993 when they moved to Foley.

Norbert had worked as a trucker until retiring in 1983. He was a US Army Veteran serving from 1953-1955 as a sharpshooter in the 30th Field Artillery Battalion.

Norbert enjoyed fishing, hunting and playing cards. He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church. Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers the Poor Claire's or the American Cancer Society.

He is survived by his wife, Bernadine, Foley, son and daughter; Mike (Kim), Rice; Carol (Ron) Jacobsen, Champlain; grandchildren; Tom & Ryan Skaja and Cindy, Kari and Tami Jacobsen of Champlain.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister and brothers; Rose Pekarek, Henry, Emil, Harry and Claude.

Family Members

Gravesite Details Obituary published in the St. Cloud Times July 2006.




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