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Helen Skime

Helen Skime

A memorial service for Helen Skime of Roseau will be held on Saturday, March 15 at 2:00 p.m. at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Skime. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service, and lunch and fellowship will follow the service.

Helen R'Lou Skime was born on July 5, 1935 in Jadis Township to Edith (Nelson) and Oscar Roseen.

Helen attended a country school in Mickinock Township as a child. She then attended the Wannaska Elementary School, and later in Roseau where she graduated from Roseau High School in 1953.

Helen married Arnold Skime in May of 1954. They had six children: Arnold "Bernie", Jeff, Gary, Michael, Tim, and Shelly.

For many years, they lived in International Falls where her husband Arnold worked for Boise Cascade. Helen worked at Sheridan Motors and later at International State Bank until Arnold's retirement in 1977. They moved back to Skime, Minnesota in 1977. Helen worked for a few years at Marvin Windows of Warroad and JC Penney of Roseau but was best remembered for her many years she worked at Gordy's Hartz Market (Langlie's) in Roseau. Helen was currently living at North Star Apartments in Roseau.

Helen enjoyed embroidery, reading, puzzles and crossword puzzles. She also loved to cook and bake. She loved spending time with her many children, grandchildren & great grand children. She always had a twinkle in her eye when she spoke of them.

Helen passed away on March 10, at the Altru hospital in Grand Forks. She was 78 years old.

She is survived by her children: Jeff (Peggy) Skime of Skime, Gary (Linda) Skime of International Falls, MN, Tim (Ulrike) Skime of Skime, and Shelly (Rob) Kofstad of Skime; fifteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren; sister: Lorraine Grahn of Long Prairie, MN; and daughter-in-law Laurie Skime.

She is preceded in death by her husband Arnold; sons Arnold "Bernie" and Michael Skime; sister, Irene Sherman; and brother Delmer Roseen.