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Clenora Skartland, 87

Feb 12, 2012

Bricelyn – Clenora Skartland, age 87, of Bricelyn, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, at Parker Oaks Care Center in Winnebago.

Funeral Services were held Feb. 10, 2012, at Faith Lutheran Brethren Church in Blue Earth. The Rev. Brent Walker and Rev. Victor Vriesen officiated. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery in Blue Earth. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Bricelyn assisted the family with the arrangements.

Clenora Eunice Skartland was born Sept. 23, 1924, the daughter of Nelius E. and Randi (Johnson) Torgerson in Holt Township, Fillmore County. Clenora grew up on a farm near Lanesboro. She helped her father take care of the family and farm. On Oct. 5, 1963, she was united in marriage to Gerhard Skartland Jr., in Lanesboro. The couple lived in Bricelyn for many years. She was a homemaker for most of her life, and loved canning, cooking and gardening. She collected birds and tea cups, and enjoyed having the ladies over for Birthday Club. She particularly enjoyed reading her Bible, devotions and other books.

Clenora is survived by her son, Gary (Vickie) Skartland, of Kiester; one sister, Thelma (Don) Kohn, of Preston; and five nephews and their families.

She is preceded in death by her parents; three brothers; two sisters; and husband, Gerhard.