Marie Omlid, 98, died Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at Providence Kodiak Island Care Center, Kodiak, AK.
Funeral service will be at 11 A.M. Friday, February 8, 2008 at Ekelund Lutheran Church, Goodridge, MN. with Pastor Bob Dahlen officiating.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
Marie Skaaren was born July 11, 1909, to Kristian and Gunhild (Anderson) Skaaren on their new homestead in Star Township, Pennington County, MN. She was the first to be baptized in the newly constructed Ekelund Lutheran Church and later was confirmed their. She attended District 59, a one-room country schoolhouse, where she completed the eighth grade, located 1 Â½ northeast of Skaaren homestead.
On October 18, 1927, Marie was united in marriage to Swen Omlid at Ekelund Lutheran Church, and farmed in Star Township, Pennington County, Minnesota, until Swen passed away on April 28, 1954. They had two sons, Sidney and Oluf. Marie and sons continued on the farm until Oluf graduated from Goodridge High School in 1956. She was an active member of Elelund Lutheran Church until she moved to Bemidji, MN to help the boys through college. She worked at the hospital and as a waitress until 1963, when she moved to Kodiak, AK, where Sid was a teacher. In Kodiak, she worked at various fish processing canneries until she retired in the early 1980âs. She enjoyed her work and the many friends she acquired there and loved being near her family.
Marie was an active and charter member of St. Paul Lutheran Church of Kodiak. She loved nature, beachcombing, walks, flowers, gardening, berry picking, picnics and the outdoors. She was a master of knitting, crocheting and quilting. Her family was endowed with many of these gifts. Family and family events were always a huge part of her life. Marie was also was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and Ladies Aid.
She is survived by her two sons: Sid Omlid and his wife, Darlene of Kodiak, and Oluf Omlid and his wife Celestine of Kodiak, AK; 7 grandchildren: Sherry (Omlid) and Wade Ball of Kodiak, AK, Ila (Omlid) and Wayne Amos of Klamath Falls, OR, Keith and Allison Omlid of Monmouth, OR, Tim Naumoff of Kodiak, Ross and Tina Omlid of Medford, OR, Kris and Elizabeth âLibbyâ Omlid of Bend, OR, Mark and Kendra Omlid of Loveland, CO; 14 great grand children: George Ball, Dustin Ball, Amanda Ball, Kaila Amos, Sara Amos, Jonathan Amos, Erik Omlid, Tanner Omlid, Rex Omlid, Krista Omlid, Mackinsey Omlid, Jordan Omlid, Ryan Omlid and Ashley Omlid and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.; two sisters-in-law, Miranda Hagan Skaaren and Edna Omlid also survive her.
Marie was preceded in death by husband, Swen and infant son, her parents, Kristian and Gunhild Skaaren and brother, Jesse Skaaren on October 11, 1993.
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