Geraldine (Gerry) Leola (Wiese) Skow, age 82, of Onamia, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on November 24, 2019.
A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are by Mille Lacs Funeral and Cremation Services.
Gerry is survived by her two children, Kevin and Karla Skow; daughter in-law, Sandy Skow; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Gerry came from a large family with nine children; she was the second oldest and was preceded in death by her parents and older sister. She had many nephews and nieces. All of these she loved and touched deeply.
She was born on October 29, 1937 in Bottineau, N.D., to Martin and Stella Wiese. She married LeRoy Skow in July of 1955. He preceded her in death in 2009.
Gerry and LeRoy were married and raised their family in Minot, N.D. They later moved to Brooklyn Park, Minn., so Gerry could be the only daycare provider for all of her five grandchildren. She also shared her love for food–especially cooking and baking traditional Norwegian cuisine during the holidays. For many years, Gerry worked at Piggly Wiggly in Minot, N.D., where she had very special relationships with customers and co-workers. Being the “Grandma Daycare” provider brought her great joy and it suited her servant heart.
How Gerry’s loved ones came into her life didn’t matter to her, from adopting and loving her two children to all of the adopted “Daycare Grandchildren” along with her actual grandchildren, she loved and cared deeply for all in her life.
Her life was a living example of one of her favorite Bible verses, Ephesians 4:32: “And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.”