Jacob Skar

jacob skar

Jacob L. Skar, 26, Mapleton, ND passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014 unexpectedly at Sanford Health, Fargo.

Jacob was born April 12, 1988 in Fargo, North Dakota to Albert and Bonnie (Glessing) Skar. He graduated from West Fargo High School in 2006. After graduation, he attended Moorhead State University for 2 years. He worked for various companies, most recently the Dakota Boys and Girls ranch in the warehouse.

Jacob was an avid online gamer. He enjoyed trying and creating new foods. His favorite band was Nine Inch Nails and he loved to listening to their music.

He is survived by his parents, Albert and Bonnie Skar, Mapleton, ND; brother, Caleb (Anjelee), Denver, CO; grandparents, Lyle and Lucille Glessing, Fargo, ND and Darlene Skar, Fargo, ND and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandpa, Albert D.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Cats Cradle Shelter, 9 9th St. S, Fargo ND 58103, in Jacob’s name.

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    Sonny and Bonnie,

    I cannot imagine anything more devastating than to lose a child. I was so shocked when I found out.

    After reading the other messages here, it sounds like Jake had a heart of gold and was loved by so many. What a testament to you both!

    you both are in my thoughts and prayers as you move through the grieving process. My sincerest condolences.


  2. Mapleton North Dakota

    I’ve known you since we were little and my parents brought me out to Mapleton as they visited with your parents. I remember you leading the way to the park and the fun we had. I was scared because I didn’t know where we were or where we were going, but you assured me it was okay and distracted me until I forgot all about my fear.

    We met up again in high school and you were a very kind soul I don’t remember a person who met you and didn’t like you.

    The world has lost a great person. I hope you know we’re all thinking of you and missing you.

  3. West Fargo ND

    Your smile shined with a kind and humble shyness…never to be forgot.

    As we process our grief, may you continue to shine.

    Love, light and blessings to all

    Susan Anderson

  4. Bismarck ND
    Sonny & Bonnie,

    Although we did not know Jacob, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Time will ease the pain you feel now but he will remain in your hearts forever. We have lost touch over the years…give us a call sometime.

  5. The Nestor Family will miss you terribly. You are and will always be remembered as a kind, quiet, gentle young man, and a friend to many. Gone Too Soon.
    Rest in Peace!

  6. Fargo North Dakota
    First time I met Jake was in Kindergarten over 20 years ago. The earliest memory I have of him was during recess one day we were sitting behind Mapleton Elementary on the gravel. Both of us had sticks and we were digging up rocks. Our principal came up and was wondering what we were doing. What any 5 year old would be doing of course, we were digging for gold. Never found any gold, which could have been from the primitive instruments we were using, but what we did find was a 20+ year long friendship.
    Between him and another one of our mutual friends, I spent as much time with him at his house as I did my own family. We’d bring games over to each other’s houses and play for hours. Even as adults that never changed. When we lived together we spent more time playing Rock Band than sleeping. We had lost touch the last couple of years, mostly because of a sour living arrangement, but I always kept my door open for that time he would call to see what I was doing. It wasn’t until after his passing that I found out we were both doing the same thing waiting for the other to call.
    All I can hope for now is that when it is my time to go that he still has his door open for me as I did for him. He’ll just need to let me know what game to bring with so we at least have something to do. I miss you buddy.

  7. Fargo North Dakota
    I first met you in Kindergarten over 20 years ago. My earliest memory dating that far, sitting behind the school with our sticks digging up rocks. When the principal asked us what we were doing we said, “digging for gold.” We never found any, but instead we found a 20+ year long friendship. I spent as much time with you at your house as I did my own family. We would bring games over and play them for hours. The last few years was a small falling out, but my door was always open. I had been waiting and hoping you would call again when all I needed to do was pick up the phone. The last time we spoke was about an internet bill I needed you to pay about 2 years ago. I love you my friend, and I miss you. All I can do is hope that your door is still open for me when it is my time. Just let me know what game to bring so we have something to do.

  8. Englewood ColoradoBonnie & “Sonny”,

    I’m so glad that Jacob came and was able to spend some time with Caleb & Anjelee as I got the chance to “know” him. He was a quiet person but yet when he did talk you “saw” his sense of humor. He loved to read and I’ll always remember him with a book in his hand. He was a sensitive and caring person. I saw that side of him when Caleb & Anjelee “lost their baby”. He was there for them and I’m glad Caleb had his brother near-by when they experienced their loss.

    I chuckle at the memory of Caleb & Jacob moving our sofas from our house to their house. They made a good “friendly, brother moving team”. The poor guy timed his visit here just at the time that we were exchanging furniture.

    I also remember the surprised look on his face when they came over and we had a Happy Birthday Banner and cake & gifts to celebrate his birthday. He looked so cute and so surprised. He was not aware that our family goes “nuts’ for birthdays, holidays – etc.

    The most precious memory I will cherish is the one where Jacob did the “toast” at Caleb & Anjelee’s wedding. I was a beautiful “toast” that was straight from his heart. It brought tears to my eyes. You could tell he loved his older brother. He was so tender when he welcomed Anjelee to your family. It was so beautiful!!

    Bonnie, I remember the first time we met you and Jacob. He looked so much like Caleb. When we saw your wedding picture, we also were so surprised how much he looked like his dad!!! They were three-peas in a pod!!

    My heart breaks for you at this most difficult time. I’m still grieving the loss of my husband but I can’t even begin to imagine what it’s like to lose a child. My heart aches to see Caleb in such pain. The death of his brother will really change Caleb’s’ life. The death of a loved one is life-changing & heart-breaking.. I know Caleb & Anjelee will have the love & strength to share this sorrow. That’s what marriage is. Sharing the joys as well as the sorrows. I know Caleb will honor his brothers memory.

    Once again, it was an honor to have known Jacob. You will have many days of laughing and crying as you recall and share the many memories you have of Jacob. You will relive many memories — some good and some bad. That’s what life is all about. I know that when I recall a silly arguments and I wish now that some things hadn’t happened but then I stop myself and say “hey, that’s what life is all about”. Not just the good times but the bad times. I know that we loved each other “all the time”. Disagreements were just that — everyone disagrees at one time. It’s called being “human”.

    Remember that you have a lot of people who love you and you are in everyone’s thoughts and prayers. When you are feeling low, just look at a picture of Jacob. There is no way you can be sad after looking at his picture. He had so much joy and love in his face. I look at his picture and I smile and think of the memories that I have of him. That brings a smile to my face. May the many memories you have of Jacob bring tears of joy. May God give you the strength and courage at this very difficult time.

    Love and Prayers, Aurora

    Bonnie and Al

    We were in shock to hear about Jake’s
    passing, he died way to young. You have our deepest sympathy and if there is ever anything we can do to help, please let us know. When our kids were younger he spent alot of time at our house, he was like another son to us. RIP Jake, you will be deeply missed.

    Sally and Rodney Roe

  10. Never a better friend… gone way too early… to family: Jacob never hesitated to guide me through the dark and I’ll never forget that. Love you buddy.

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