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Florence Skarloken

September 05, 2018

Funeral Service

September 09, 2018
- 3:00 PM with a visitation one hour prior.

Shepherd of the Prairie Church


Boulger Funeral Home

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Florence Skarloken

September 05, 2018


Florence (Discher) Skarloken, 94, Fargo, passed away on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at Bethany Retirement Living. She was born on February 2, 1924 to Gustave and Elise “Lizzie” (Glasow) Discher. She grew up on a farm near Davenport, ND. Florence attended cosmetology school in 1947 and got her first job at Clara’s Beauty Salon in Devils Lake, ND.

On February 2, 1949, Florence married Chester Skarloken at the Canaan Moravian Church, rural Davenport, ND. The couple moved to Jamestown, ND where she worked for Mork’s Beauty Shop for two years. In 1951, they moved to Fargo.

In 1957, Florence opened her own Beauty Shop in their home. She operated her salon and in 1983 she also started working part-time at the Beauty Shop at Bethany Home until her retirement.

Florence was an active member of her church throughout her life.

She is survived by two daughters, Donna (Nathan) Lutz, Lake Park, MN; Karen (Tom) Martynow, Erie, CO; son, LeRoy (Tish) Skarloken, Davenport, ND; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester; parents; sister, Ida Albright; five brothers, Walter, Richard, Arnold, Clarence, and Gerhard Discher.

There will be a funeral service at 3:00 PM on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at Shepherd of the Prairie Church in Fargo, with a visitation one hour prior. Burial at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Fargo.


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11 responses to “Florence Skarloken”

  1. Darlene F says:

    Love and prayers to Donna, Lee and Karen and your families. So sorry to hear of Flo’s passing. She was a great lady that I will always remember with love.

  2. Pete Valenta says:

    So sorry for your loss. Mrs. Skarloken, as I knew her, was always welcoming and interested in what was going on in our lives. Going into Lee’s house was like going home. Mr. and Mrs Skarloken were great role models for me. I was looking through the attic the other day and I found our joint geography project from 4th grade. I’ll have to photograph it and send you a copy. God Bless and may you find comfort in her faith and her memory.

  3. ROGER LARSON says:

    Lee and Tish,
    My sympathies to you and your family. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Susie Braseth says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of your dear mom’s passing Donna you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love Susie

  5. Marge Freitag says:

    Leroy, Tish and family, Condolences on your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.



  7. Sue stark says:

    Leroy and family, sorry to hear of your loss. She looked like a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother. She will surely be missed.

    Thinking of you

    Sue Craik-Stark

  8. Tom and Karen Schons says:

    LeRoy, I had the opportunity to do some painting for your Mother and Father. I did not know them well but while working in their home they were so pleasant and concerned about my long day, the treats just kept coming. I will always be grateful for that one day I spent with them. Take care, Karen and I will keep your family in our prayers. Tom and Karen Schons

  9. Dennis Froemke says:

    Lee and family. Your mom was one of a kind. I always enjoyed everytime I would meet her. She had quite the sense of humor. I always remember when she made fried cauliflower, which I never had had before up till then. It now is a must have whenever I see it on a menu. I think of her when ever I have it. Hope to make it on Sunday so I can give you all a big hug. She will be missed.

  10. Mary Wichmann says:

    Thank you for sharing the video of Florence’s life. Lots of memories. Mark & I remember her smiling face and giving heart from the Fargo Moravian Church.

  11. Eileen Rick says:

    Florence was a very unique person and had many talents. I enjoyed talking to her about so many interesting things. I remember she gave me a curly, curly perm for my confirmation. I visited her beauty shop in her home many times! I’m sure the family has many beautiful memories to help them get through this difficult time. I was so sorry I was unable to attend services. Prayers

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