Kathleen Skalicky

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Kathleen Marie Skalicky was born August 29, 1950 to Delaine and Betty (Froeber) Pepple. She passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Essentia Health in Fargo, North Dakota. Kathy graduated from Tioga High School in the spring of 1969. On August 30th of the same year, she married Robert Skalicky at St. Thomas Catholic Church, Tioga, ND. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Fargo to build their life together. In Fargo, Kathy worked as a daycare provider for 34 years. She loved being a part of raising children and cared for each one as if her own. She most recently worked at the Holiday Inn Express where she took great pride in her work each-and-every day. Kathy loved spending time with her grandchildren. She found joy in watching them grow and beamed with pride while attending their various activities. She also had a love for animals and was very close to the pets that she had throughout her life. In everything she did, Kathy’s passion for caring for others was evident. She always put others before herself, especially her grandchildren, children, and husband of 48 years, Robert. Kathy is survived by her husband, Robert; children, Jennifer (Tony) Satter, Fargo, ND; Jessica (Tom) Baumgartner, Fargo, ND; Jason (Cassie) Skalicky, West Fargo, ND; Jeffrey Skalicky, Atlanta, GA; six grandchildren; Paige and Ty Satter, Ellie and Tommy Baumgartner, and GraceAnna and Andrew Skalicky; mother, Betty Pepple, Tioga, ND; brother, Mike (Vivian) Pepple, Ray, ND; sister, Jana (Marvin) Phillips, Phoenix, AZ and nephew, Ryan Pepple (and family), Virginia Beach, VA. She was preceded in death by her father, Delaine and granddaughter, Natalie Skalicky. A prayer service will be held on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 6:00 pm with visitation beginning at 5:00 pm. Funeral Mass will be Friday, December 15, 2017 at 10:30 am with visitation beginning at 9:30 am. Both services will be held at Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church, Fargo, ND.

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  1. OH Kathy – this makes me so sad!! Thank you for taking such good care of my Gage when he was young! You will be greatly missed!! My thoughts and prayers to your family!!

  2. We are so sad to hear this news. Kathy was the daycare provider for our son, Mike, for 4 years and we all loved her and her family. May you know how much Kathy was loved by the children she cared for and by their families. Bob and their children were an integral part of that formula.
    We pray for peace for all of you. Kathy would want no less.

  3. I don’t even have the words to say how much I will miss you Kathy. I knew you for almost 11 years and you became like a 2nd motherly figure to me. You helped me through so much, and I saw you and your family go through so much, yet you always remained the pillar that kept it all together. I will miss our monthly dinner dates, hearing your stories about the kids and grandkids, but most importantly I will miss you and the impact you continue to have on my life.

  4. Sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing. She was our sons Michael and Christopher’s babysitter for years. They loved to go to her house. Kathy always made the kids part of her family. Christopher’s first words were Cocoa that was their dog.
    My boys had the pleasure of going fishing with her family many times.
    She will be missed.

  5. My Second Mom. She will be Greatly Missed. I will never forget the Wonderful times with Kathy. ESP. During Breakfast at Sleepovers with Jason. Such a Kind and (Caring woman to Children) and she sure Loved that Dog Coco. So cute. That’s one of the things I will Remember Most About Kathy. The CHILDREN that she Touched with her KIDNESS. I feel bad for the Grandchildren, because she Loved them beyond Belief. One of my Mom’s best friends and now there in (HEAVEN together.) I am So Sorry Jason. I LOVE you man and your family. If you need anything let me know. She definitely loved her family and always Treated me as one of her own. This one is hard to Swallow. We will Miss you Dearly Kathy. GIVE BOB a Hug from me Please. Stay strong and close as usual and try your best to keep your head up during Christmas. It won’t be easy. May Jesus Comfort you in this Difficult Time. Much Love to the “Skalicky Family.” 😔

  6. Jenny and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear about your Mothers passing. It is one of the hardest things in life, the void is huge. My heart goes out to you and your family.
    PJ Overvold

  7. I am so sorry to hear the sad news that Kathy has passed away my heart goes out to all of her family and friends. May your memories of happy times help to ease some of the pain for all of you. Hugs and prayers to all RIP Kathy💔💔

  8. Our condolences to the Skalicky family. May you find peace at thus difficult time.


    Brock, Sirad, and Jibril Satter

  9. Kathy, I don’t know what to say other than I miss you. You always brightened my day when we worked together. I regret that I never told you how much I appreciate you.

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