Obit: Skinner, Emma (1891 - 1971)

Contact: Diane Lulloff



Surnames: Olson, Skinner, Gish, Leu


----Source: Diane Lulloff Scrapbook collection


Skinner, Emma (6 MAY 1891 - 16 NOV 1971)


Curtiss - Mrs. Emma Skinner, 80, who had been making her home with a son, Wayne Olson, Curtiss, died there Tuesday (Nov. 16, 1971).


Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church here with the Rev. Roger L. Tellock, pastor, officiating.  Burial will be made in the Pine Hill Cemetery here (Nov. 19, 1971).


Visitations may be made at the Hoeper - Kraut Funeral Home, Owen, beginning Thursday afternoon.


The former Emma Gish was born May 6, 1891, in New Holstein.  She was married April 12, 1912, at Curtiss, to Otto S. Olson, who preceded her in death May 27, 1929.  Her second marriage took place July 12, 1938, in Montana (actually Holy Springs, S.D.), to James Skinner, who preceded her in death Dec. 24, 1965 (in Holy Springs, S.D.).


She resided in Curtiss (Clark Co., Wis.) until 1938 when she moved to California where she resided until 1943, when she moved to Bloomington.  In 1968 she came to Curtiss to make her home with her son, Wayne Olson.


She was a member of the Lutheran Church at Bagley, Wis.


Survivors, in addition to her son Wayne Olson, Curtiss, are a daughter, Mrs. Chester (Elda) Leu, Colby; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.


Pallbearers will be Alfred Thompson, Neal Green, Jake Johnson, Herman Krause, John Lokken and Clarence Geary.



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