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Milton Lloyd Skar

Sep 12, 2011

Milton Lloyd Skar


Milton Lloyd Skar, the son of Selmer and Minnie (Larson) Skar, was born November 20, 1931, in Pierce County, North Dakota.He died at the age of 79 years on Friday, September 2, 2011, with his family members at his side, at the Kenmare Hospital after a long battle with cancer.

Milton grew up and attended school in the Knox, North Dakota, area. On January 16, 1951, Milton enlisted into the U.S. Army and served for 2 years, and was honorably discharged on September 24, 1952.In 1957, he was united in marriage to Donna Rieke at Fargo, North Dakota.Following their marriage, Milton worked at various car dealerships in North Dakota and Minnesota. In the mid 1960s, he and his family moved to Butte, Montana.In 1971, Milton and his family moved to Kenmare, North Dakota, where he started Skar Construction, a grain elevator repair business, which he owned and operated for 40 years until the time of his death.”Milt”, as he is known by many, enjoyed his cabin at Lake Metigoshe and all the friends he has made over the years.

Those who shared in his life are his wife, Donna; daughters, Cheryl (Eddie) Gomez, Rancho Mirage, California, and Doreen (Tim) Schwartz, Kenmare; sons, Mark (Anita) Clancy, Montana, and Keith Skar, Minot; two daughters from a previous marriage, Valorie (John) Myers, Manassas, Virginia, and April (Jerry) Hoeppner, Wabasha, Minnesota; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two brothers, Carl Orville (Arlene), Mayville, and Millard (JoAnne), Kenmare; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by five brothers, Marvin, Obert, Leslie, Clifford, and Maynard; and his parents.

Graveside Services were held Friday, September 9, 2011, at Knox Lutheran Cemetery. Pastor Mike Pretzer, of First Lutheran Church, Rugby, officiated. Military honors were accorded by the North Dakota Military Funeral Honors Detail.

In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial donation to the American Cancer Society or the Kenmare Hospital in Milton’s memory.

Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Home, Rugby.

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