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.