A.C. "Sonny" Skar

A.C. “Sonny” Skar, 62, Father, Husband, Son, Brother, Mentor of Fargo passed away peacefully Sunday, July 24, 2016 surrounded by his family and friends. Sonny was born September 17, 1953 to Albert and Darlene Skar. He married Bonnie Glessing on December 27, 1975 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Fargo. He had a passion for golf, music and his Minnesota Vikings. He was an over the road truck driver for most of his adult life, most recently retired from Tommerdahl Transport in January, 2015. He played drums in several bands throughout the years. He loved all types of music, but his heart was in rock and roll. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie, Fargo, ND; son, Caleb, Fargo, ND; mother, Darlene, Fargo, ND; brother, Steven, Fargo, ND; sisters, Karen (Don) Nelson, Hawley, MN, Pam (Dan) Bjerke, Bismarck, ND and many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his son, Jacob, father, Albert, niece, Danine Bjerke, maternal and paternal grandparents and uncles. He will be missed and forever loved by all who were lucky enough to be touched by him in their life. His sense of humor was with him until the end.

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  1. Bonnie & Caleb,

    My prayers and thoughts are with you both. Hopefully, you will find peace in Sonny no longer in pain and is “home” with God and Jacob, watching over both of you.

    With sincerest sympathy,

    Deanne Warner

  2. Bonnie, I am so sorry to hear of Sonny’s passing. I had so much fun working, golfing, fishing, watching and talking Vikings football with Sonny. I will never forget our trip to Soldier Field in Chicago for the Vikings game back in the day. So Sorry! Curt Cossette

  3. Lots of Love and many prayer being sent! May the good Lord Hold him in his arms along with his loved ones for as long as needed.

  4. So sorry to hear of the passing of my cousin Sonny. It has been years and years since we last saw each other but the last few years we stayed connected on Facebook was very comforting to me. We will surely miss his “MINIONS” that kept our days going with a smile on our faces.Big time party commencing up above.Deepest condolences to Bonnie and family.

  5. My prayers are with you brother Sonny. I had just rekindled our friendship and I will miss you dearly. My condolences to Bonnie and family know that you are loved.

  6. My Deapest Sympothy, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in your time of need.

  7. Thank you big guy for the best laughs EVER. .. everytime I think of you I have a great smile . peace be with you Bonnie and family

  8. So sorry for your loss. I haven’t seen Sonny in years, but always remembered him laughing.

    Julie (Allard) Engel and family

  9. I am so sorry for your loss, loosing a loved one is something we will never get used to. I would like to share some words of comfort with sonnys family. God promises the day will come where we will once again be reunited with our loved ones on a peaceful earth (John 5:28,29) Yes one day you’ll get to enjoy those laughs and smiles from sonny once again, what beautiful hope.

  10. I was blessed to have Sonny in my life for the last several years and during that time he taught me many things about life, family, forgiveness and most of all love. He and I shared a love of food, music and reality tv. I will miss his Elvis happy birthday phones calls and his goofy sense of humor. The world has lost another great man. He was an amazing father-in-law. All my love to his whole family, especially Bonnie and Caleb.

  11. So sorry for your loss.
    I met Sonny a few times in my life, and he always had a smile on his face, especially while talking about his family.
    I’m so sorry for your loss. He was a good man.
    Sincerest regards,
    Aj Anderson c

  12. Bonnie this is Patti hiebert I used to live two doors down from you and Mapleton North Dakota, my son was Tommy I am so sorry for your loss. I had been trying to find you guys on Facebook I think of you guys often. I think of the salsa that you used to make and how I loved it so much. I had to have the recipe. I remember working with you and sunny at that factory in West Fargo running wires my gosh how long ago was that. You both I have always been such a blessing to so many God bless you all. Please tell Steve and Kim that Patti says hi.

  13. Bonnie, I am so sorry for you loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow.

  14. My thoughts and prayers are with you in Sonny’s passing. I worked with him at Valley Express and we were known as the Sonny and Cher team, he always brightened the day with his antics! He will be missed.

  15. Bonnie as one of your former Jr. High and Highschool. Fargo North graduates we would like you to know our prayers in friendship are with you and your family today. We pray for Gods grace to be bestowed on you and give you strength Sheila (Simenson) Perez.

  16. Bonnie, when I saw Sonny’s picture, I realized I know himfrom my time at Valley Express. He was a very nice guy. I recall him always in a good mood and taking time to talk to the various personnel in the front office when in the office. I am sure you and your son, Caleb, have many memories of Sonny that will carry you through the days ahead. Hugs to you.
    Former FNHS classmate, Karen Selberg-Lavelle

  17. My deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Skar. I can relate to the aim you may be feeling but God remains to those who are broken hearted (Psalms 34:18) I hope the love of God and of those around you help you get through these difficult times.

  18. Prayers for Sonny and Bonnie. Sonny and I hung out in our late teens. Then when we were truckers, we would run across each other. He allways seemed to be up beat with good things to say. One last CB call, Hey! Sonny Hey! Sonny, you got a copy on Dakota Jack. You will be missed.RIP! Randy

  19. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sorry for your loss. Haven’t seen Sonny in years, I remember him when we lived in Fargo. RIP Sonny.

  20. Bonnie and Caleb,we are so sorry to hear about Sonny, he was a good friend to Bill , helped him in many ways as Bill battled his cancer. He was a good ,kind man and will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

  21. Darlene, Bonnie, Caleb & Skar Family,
    My deepest heartfelt condolences to all of you. I was shocked when I heard of his passing. I saw the video celebrating his life. A very beautiful video. It captured his “love of life”. I will always remember him with a smile on his face. Darlene, after meeting you, I can see where Sonny got his “gift of putting people at ease”. He inherited that trait from you. He was always friendly & kind. He could make you laugh at his “stories”. Bonnie, I can’t imagine what you are experiencing — losing your son, dad & now your spouse! You are a very strong lady & I’m praying that God gives you all the strength & courage to face the days ahead. Sonny loved you so very much & he always made it a point to state that you were his “lady & the love of his life — thru good times & bad times”. Caleb, I know you will have the strength to provide your mom & grand-mother the strength they need as you also mourn the death of your dad. You two looked so much “alike” Anjelee & I are still “grieving Lee’s death”. Grief is a very difficult emotion. It doesn’t get easier — you just have to learn to take it “day by day”. Please know that you are in my thoughts & prayers. May the peace of the Lord be with all of you. Much love & prayers being sent to you. Aurora Duncan

  22. Dear Bonnie, my sister told about your husband and of your loss. I am glad I could tell you here, how sorry I am, about your husband. I enjoyed the video of your family, What a happy Vikings fan, he certainly was a great, fun-loving man. Again, my condolences to you and your family.
    Sincerely, your long time ago friend!

  23. When I saw Sonny’s picture I said his name before I read further. Who could forget this guy?
    Sonny, a friend of my brothers, and one of his bands use to practice in our basement when I was a young teenage girl. I would find any excuse so that i could be in the basement , heck i think i cleaned that basement bathroom til i was blue just so that i could hang out by the band and the music! Sonny made them a fun group to be around. RIP Sonny, let your drums now rock those heavenly sent thunderstorms’

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