Joyce Emily Skaro, 86, Dennison, died at her home on Thursday evening, November 29, 2012.
Joyce was born October 24, 1926 near Sogn, Minnesota, the daughter of John and Gilma (Kasa) Underdahl. She grew up on the family farm and graduated from Kenyon High School.
She married Truman L. Skaro on December 9, 1950 at Vang Lutheran Church. The couple made their home in rural Dennison where they farmed their entire life together.
Joyce served as the organist, as well as financial secretary for Urland Lutheran Church for several years. In her life, she valued her faith in God, her family and many friends, and received much joy from spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her and loved her.
Joyce is survived by her children: Dennis of Dennison, Deborah (Michael) Judge of Inver Grove Heights and Dawn (Lyle) Lorenson of Cannon Falls; grandchildren, Jason (Erin) Lorenson, Jeffrey (Christi) Lorenson, Cory (Kiandra) Judge, Kelsey Judge; great-grandchildren Hunter Lorenson, Gavyn Lorenson, Kalynn Lorenson and "arriving soon," Jaxon Lorenson; sister, Marion Rodde; brothers, Peter (LaVonne) Underdahl and LeRoy (Shirley) Underdahl; sisters-in-law, Shirley Prink, Beulah Jameson, Arla McWaters; and many other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Truman on January 15, 2010; her parents; sisters, Clarabelle Brandvold, Agnes Johnson and Gladys Wardell.
Funeral services were Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at Urland Lutheran Church with Pastor Arthur Sharot officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Urland Lutheran Church.
Active pallbearers were Jason, Erin, Hunter and Gavyn Lorenson and Cory, Kiandra and Kelsey Judge. Honorary pallbearers were Jeffrey, Christi, Kalynn and Jaxon Lorenson.
Arrangements by Lundberg Funeral Home in Cannon Falls.