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VICTORIA "VICKY" SKODJE

Service: Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Faribault
  Monday, April 1, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.
   
Visitation: Vicky's Family requests there be no visitation
   

Vicky (Mrs. Kurt) Skodje, age 64, of Faribault died on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at the St. Lucas Care Center, Faribault.

Memorial services will be held at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Faribault on Monday, April 1, 2013 at 5 p.m. with the Reverend David Beckstrom, officiating.

No visitation will be held.

Arrangements are being completed by the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault.

Vicky Skodje was born to Bernard and Rosemary Gardner on November 4, 1948 in Alton, Illinois. She graduated in 1966 from LaGrange High School and in 1968 from the School of Radiologic Technology, both of Lake Charles, LA. Vicky married Vernell Manuel and were married seven years. They lived in Louisiana, Germany and Florida and were later divorced. On October 25,1974, Vicky married Kurt Skodje in Grand Forks, ND. She continued a career in diagnostic ultrasound working at United Hospital in Grand Forks. Over the next 25 years the family lived in Buxton, ND, Winchester, VA and Mayville, ND. Vicky worked as a mobile ultrasonographer for Diagnostic Medical Imaging and MeritCare delivering diagnostic ultrasound services to several rural hospitals in North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. In 2001, Vicky and Kurt moved to Faribault to work at District One Hospital. Vicky was known for her compassionate patient care and had a deep desire to provide the highest quality scans. Vicky was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) and frontotemporal dementia in 2011. She lost her knowledge of medical terminology first and continued to lose vocabulary until she could no longer speak.

She is survived by her husband, Kurt of Faribault; two children, Shannon Manuel of Commercial Point, OH and Tanja Skodje of Richfield, MN; two grandchildren, Jean-Aiden and Tristen Manuel and a brother, James (and Valerie) Gardner of Dunedin, FL.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

 


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Name: Stan Krause
Email:
Date: Saturday June 06, 2015

Memories

Hi Kurt, I was looking to see if a baby that died in Fargo might be the grandchild of you and Vicki when I found Vicki's obituary. I am very sorry to hear about her. I worked on her ultrasound equipment for many years and talked with her routinely. She always seemed to enjoy life and passed that feeling on to the people around her. I hope you and your family are doing well. Stan

Name: Alan Kremlacek
Email: ankmach1@msn.com
Date: Monday July 15, 2013

Memories

Was just sitting here wondering how you are doing and I found this link on Vicki. My thoughts are with you and your family Kurt. Take care my old friend!!

Name: Ginger and Don Tune
Email: tuneginger@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday May 11, 2013

Memories

KURT AND TANJA SORRY WE JUST FOUND OUT THAT VICKY PASSED AWAY OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU

Name: Reidunn and Paul Hofseth, Ålesund, Norway
Email: phof@online.no
Date: Monday April 15, 2013

Memories

We will remember Vicky for her smile. A gentle person. We met Vicky just a couple times, but noticed she was a person we easily got contact with. This is what we will keep in mind. Reidunn and Paul

Name: Lydia (Manuel) McLane
Email:
Date: Friday April 12, 2013

Memories

Kurt, Shannon, Tanja and families, I was so sorry to hear of Vicky's death, and I know how difficult this time is for all of you. I never had a chance to get to know her well, but she seemed to be so energetic and so involved in her community. The loss of someone like that, who lives life so fully, will be felt greatly by many. Lydia

Name: Odd Eivind Sunde
Email:
Date: Sunday April 07, 2013

Memories

I'm so sorry for your loss, Kurt and Tanja. Vicky's laughter and smile will always be remembered and I sincerely do believe I couldn't have come into a better home when living in the US a year.

Name: Lidvar Giskeødegård
Email: lidvar@spilka.no
Date: Sunday April 07, 2013

Memories

Kurt & family Our sincere sympathy to you. We will always remember Vicky as the smily "Mickey Mouse" who we were happy to learn to know during the visits in my home in Norway, and my family visit in Mayville. From Lidvar Else and family.

Name: Sherry & Jeff Withers
Email:
Date: Wednesday April 03, 2013

Memories

Kurt, Tanja and Shannon, Jeff and I are so sorry to hear of Vicky's passing. She was such a big part of Buffy and Sammie Jo's life, as of all of you have been and hopefully will continue to be. We are so sorry for your loss. God's blessings and our prayers.

Name: Sharlene Peterson
Email: speterson@lifecaremc.com
Date: Wednesday April 03, 2013

Memories

Kurt and Family, I was very sad to hear my sonographer/friend had to endure such a hard end to her life.She was a great teacher and will always be remembered for her dedication to the proffesion.I recall the night we had to stay with you and Vicky in Bemidji during one of the Ultrasound meetings as our car was packed with snow and would not start.She taught three Rad techs the trade here in Roseau and did a great job.She will be missed at our MSDU Meetings as she would make us sit in front and pay attention.We now still sit up front.Out thoughts and prayers are with you. Shar

Name: Edith Gudim
Email:
Date: Tuesday April 02, 2013

Memories

Kurt & family My sincere sympathy to you. I was saddened to read in the Mayville Tribune of Vicky's passing but know too she is free from pain & once again alert & vivasious. Have many good memories of you, Kurt, and Vicky, both in the hospital, at Duane's & while you were at MSU. Jesus says in John 14:18, I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. May He continue to comfort you with His peace, His strength, His Word & His love. My thoughts & prayers are with you.

Name: Michael Meillier
Email: mmeillier@qwestoffice.net
Date: Tuesday April 02, 2013

Memories

I don't know if you and your dtr remember me Kurt, but you did an MRI on me last July and then I met your dtr a couple times at ANW during my treatment for pancreatic cancer. When I saw your wife's obituary I was so sad. You and your family have my deepest sympathy. I never got to meet her, since she had already quit working when I got services at DOH. I know she will be sorely missed even though you know she is no longer suffering and is now with God. I will pray for your family as you grieve this loss. Michael

Name: Ed Glur
Email: eglur@eyecare1.com
Date: Tuesday April 02, 2013

Memories

It was a shock to hear the news of Vicky. Her and Kurt were special friends during their years in Mayville. Vicky was a warm, caring person and will be greatly missed by all those who knew her.

Name: Carol Enger
Email:
Date: Monday April 01, 2013

Memories

Kurt and family-we were saddened to hear about Vickie but also relieved that she is out of pain and in a wonderful place now. Thinking about all of you.

Name: Diane Brandon
Email:
Date: Monday April 01, 2013

Memories

To Kurt and family I'm saddened by the news of Vicki's passing. Rembember "For every joy that passes, something beauitful remains." Vicki will always be remembered as a wonderful wife, mother,coworker and friend. Diane and Grant Brandon

Name: Pam and Clark Soholt
Email:
Date: Monday April 01, 2013

Memories

Kurt and Family, Our heartfelt sympathy to all of you. Neighbor, friend, co-worker on committees and just a wonderful person; Vicky will certainly be missed and cherished by so many. Prayers and friendship being sent to you.

Name: Terry & Mary Ellen Strand
Email: tstrand@bektel.com
Date: Monday April 01, 2013

Memories

Remember working with you, Kurt and getting to know Vicky while you worked for Mayville State University. Our deepest sympathy in your loss. Thinking of you.

Name: Beth Endert
Email: josephendert@yahoo.com
Date: Monday April 01, 2013

Memories

My favorite memories of Vicki are of her smile and tenderness when caring for patients. She always had kind words for everyone. She helped me remember to care for each person as if they were your own family. God's blessings on Kurt and Tonya.

Name: Larry Gardner
Email:
Date: Monday April 01, 2013

Memories

I'm saddened to hear about Vicky's death. Most every Christmas memory that I had as a small boy included her and other relatives gathering at Uncle Duard and Aunt Maude's house on Christmas Eve. I pulled out a picture of us with some other kids taken when we were probably just barely in grade school. It brings back very pleasant memories. Kurt, her children, and my cousin Jimmy will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: Kevin Edelman
Email:
Date: Sunday March 31, 2013

Memories

I had the pleasure of meeting Vicky and Kurt through their daughter Tanja. She was wonderful and will be missed.

Name: Ann Hallet
Email:
Date: Saturday March 30, 2013

Memories

I just wanted to say how sorry I was to hear that Vicky had passed! She was such a compassionate person, she had done a few ultra sound scans on me over the years and always made me feel comfortable and I always knew I was in good hands, she was very good at what she did. She touched many lives over the years more than she probably even realized. I just want to send my deepest sympathy to her family! May she rest in peace!!

Name: Gene & Jean Rosholt
Email: grosholt@gra.midco.net
Date: Friday March 29, 2013

Memories

Wish we could be with you on Monday. Our prayers will be with you now and in the coming days. Was going to try and call you Kurt but could not find a number the age of cellphones. I remember the potluck dinners at Imannuel,we had alot of fun and good fellowship. She will be missed! We will be holding you all in prayer. The way things are going in this world I think she is the blessed one. Love, Gene & Jeanie

Name: Samantha
Email: slb9564@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday March 28, 2013

Memories

I'm deeply sorry for your Loss Skodje family. I had the pleasure working with Vicky and Kurt at District One Hospital in 2002-2004. I remember the laughter we shared. I always stopped by the department to say Hi and Vicky always had a bright smile on her face. She always knew how to light up the world the room. Just remember God is with you all. Psalm 119:76 May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise to your servant.

Name: Dorothy DeJong
Email: dotanne@frontiernet.bet
Date: Thursday March 28, 2013

Memories

My condolences Kurt and family on your loss Tuesday. I thank our Creator for rescuing Vicky from her body that used to serve her so beautifully, but became a hardship for her as it went sideways. I am grateful to have been touched by her life, was so thankful that she had you Kurt to watch over her during some very tough days. I am grateful to Our Creator who holds her now in His healing hands on the other side of His world, and each of you here as Spring promises us new life. Our prayers are with you. Dorothy

Name: Betty & Roy Heacock
Email: hondabj@netzero.net
Date: Thursday March 28, 2013

Memories

So sorry to hear of the passing of Vicky, she was a very special person.

Name: Margaret Schoeppner
Email:
Date: Thursday March 28, 2013

Memories

Vicky, was a wounderful person and always smiling. I enjoyed working with her at Distric One Hospital. Love and prayers are with you at tghis time

Name: Loretta Groth
Email: lori726@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday March 27, 2013

Memories

I was so sad to learn of Vicki's passing. I worked in a the hospital lab and x-ray department in Northwood, ND (near Mayville) for quite a few years while Vicki was our Ultrasound Tech. She was the most professional, caring individual I had ever met. Even though I haven't seen her for several years, I will always remember her. My condolances to Curt and the rest of her family. Loretta Groth Northwood, ND 58267

Name: Doug Anderson
Email: doug.anderson@sendit.nodak.edu
Date: Wednesday March 27, 2013

Memories

To Vicky's family, I am so saddened by Vicky's passing. I am very happy to know Vicky, Kurt, and Tanya when they lived in Mayville, ND. They are great friends. My prayers are with you. Doug