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Kenneth Skarie

May 07, 1920 - November 30, 2013


12-1:00 P.M. on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

1:00 P.M. on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Kenneth Skarie

May 07, 1920 - November 30, 2013


Kenneth Odell Skarie, 93, Fargo, ND passed away on Saturday, November 30, 2013 peacefully in his sleep, at his home under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.  He was born May 7, 1920 to Juel and Emma (Kjos) Skarie on the family farm in Balfour, ND.  He attended Hubbell School District #27 for 8 years.  Kenneth helped on the farm until his dad passed in 1940.  He then took over the farm for his mother until 1943 when she passed. 

On March 18, 1941 he married Dorothy Dolly Marthe in Karlsruhe, ND and they remained married until her death in 2006. 

Kenneth ran a large Grade A dairy operation until 1975.  In 1978, he and Dorothy moved to Harvey, ND where they lived until 1986 when they moved to Fargo. 

He is survived by two sons, Allan (Tomi) and Mark (Judith); two granddaughters, Sarah and Kelly Skarie; and daughter-in-law, Mary Skarie.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy; his brother, Allan M. Skarie; and his son, Norbert Skarie.

Memorials preferred to Hospice of the Red River Valley.


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  1. Judy Riba Davis says:

    Columbia MissouriSo sorry to hear about your Dad. He lived a good long life…….my thoughts are with you.

  2. Clyde and Julie Staus says:

    Pelican Rapids MN
    Allan and Mark
    What a great uncle and he shared his life with so many people. He holds the record for the most miles walked in Fargo and that kept him young for so many years. I am so glad my children got to grow up with uncle Ken and aunt Dot and share our Holidays after mom passed on. God bless your famlies.

    Clyde and Julie

  3. Victor Marthe says:

    Albuquerque New MexicoMark, give me a call when you have a chance.

  4. Joe Marthe says:

    Ramsey MnMark and Al
    Sorry to have lost one of my best pinocle partners but now he will have to play against my sister Dorothy. I talk to Ken on his last birthday and told him to get ready to teach me more pinocle and he said I better practise before I come up. He was so much fun and made great meals. Use to go walking with him and then we would have lunch.
    Sorry to the family cause I’m not able to travel that far any more.
    God Bless and may his soul rest in pease

    Uncle Joe

  5. Vera Staus says:

    Park Rapids MN
    Mark & Allan
    Uncle Kenneth will be truly missed! He was so cordial when company came, a cold drink, game of pinochle & especially his homemade date cookies. He is now happily playing cards w Dorothy & my parents. So glad he won his last card game !!

  6. DeVaun Schick says:

    Fargo ND
    Al and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss of the most loving caring man I have ever had the chance of knowing..
    Kenny was like a Grandpa to me.. I love him so much and I will miss him at Moxie Java every single day…
    Please know my heart hurts for you all.
    He finally is home with the love of his life, Grandma Dorothy..

    Sincerely, DeVaun

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