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David G. Skaalerud

LAKE SHORE — David Gene Skaalerud, 69, of Lake Shore, died at his home Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12 at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter with Pastor David Uhrich officiating. Family and friends are invited to gather one hour prior to services.

David was born Aug. 22, 1942, in rural Willmar, Minn., the son of Harry and Luella (Bendickson) Skaalerud. Following his graduation from Hopkins High School, David was united in marriage to Susan Ronnei. While living in St. Louis Park, David attended Minnesota School of Business before working at Pako which later became Pakon Photographic Equipment. When they moved to Lake Shore, David semi-retired but continued to stay busying assisting the Nisswa Post Office with delivery.

David enjoyed photography and working with stained-glass. He liked to bake, fish, camp, scout, and travel. He also was fond of remodeling projects.

He will be missed by his wife, Susan; children, David (Brenda) Skaalerud, of Zimmerman, John (Wendy) Skaalerud, of St. Bonifacius, and Jeanne (Kurt) Schulte, of Maple Grove; grandchildren, Jessica, Taryn, Annabelle, Andrew, Tanner, Karl, Allison and Erik; sisters, Lorraine Erwin, Alice Akenson, Louise “Tudy” Greenwood and Caren Carlson; and brother, James. He was preceded in death by his infant son, Thomas; parents; sisters, Barbara, Ione and Margie “Julie;” and his brothers, Harlan “Jermone” and Gary.

Brenny Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services

(800) 824-5051