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Margaret D. Marge Skinner
Oct 20 1930 - May 19 2012
Margaret D. Marge Skinner

 Margaret D. Skinner, age 81, of Watertown, SD, passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Prairie Lakes Hospital in Watertown.  She was the widow of Herbert W. Skinner.  Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 25, 2012, at the Crawford Funeral Chapel in Watertown.  Rev. Joel Higgins will officiate.  Music will be provided by Lesa Dahl as organist with Don Seim as soloist.

 Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Watertown. Honorary pallbearers will be the Jenkins Living Center maintenance staff. Active pallbearers will be Shane Skinner, Cody Skinner, Josey Durham and Tony Pahl.

 Visitation will be at the Crawford Funeral Chapel in Watertown on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. and prior to services at the chapel on Friday.

 Marge was born on October 20, 1930, at Hayti, SD, to Albin and Pearle (Marston) Johnson.  She grew up and attended school in the Hayti-Thomas, SD, area.

She married Herbert W. Skinner and the couple lived and raised their children in Watertown.  Marge worked for many businesses in Watertown including Kirwans Corner (confectionary) and later at Dakota Poultry.  She traveled with Herb in his Barkley Mayflower truck throughout the United States for many years.  She lived with her son, Herb, in Hermosa Beach, CA, for one year while her husband, Herb, was at the Long Beach Veterans Hospital and returned to make her home in Watertown.

 She loved visiting with her grandchildren and with all of the staff, volunteers, residents and visitors at Jenkins Living Center where she has called home for the past nine years. 

 Marge is survived by her six children: Herb (Cindy) Skinner of Sioux Falls, SD, Roxie Durham of Watertown, SD, Roger (Li) Skinner of Camarillo, CA, Tammy (Dan) Hruza of Burwell, NE, Terry Skinner Bothern of Denver, CO, and Ricky Skinner of Hawaii; 11 grandchildren:  Kasey Skinner, Shane Skinner, Cody (Jesse) Skinner, Alyssa (Tony) Pahl, Josey (Ashley) Durham, Lacey Durham, Jonathan Skinner, Kevin Skinner, Britnay Bothern, Paige Bothern and Courtney Bothern; five step grandchildren: Adam Willocks, Bobby Willocks, Jennifer Willocks Dewberry, Tony Hruza and Sarah Hruza; seven great-grandchildren: Michael, Jonathan, and Addison Skinner; Aysia, Aspyn and Aryanna Pahl; Jordan Skinner and Gavin Durham; one brother, Eugene “Gene” (Marion) Johnson, of Watertown, SD; two sisters: Leona Amundson of Barron, WI, and Helen (Vernon ) Moehring of  Orlando, FL; and one sister-in-law, Mary (Pete) Gibson, of Orlando, FL.


She was preceded in death by her husband Herbert; one son, Stephen; one granddaughter, Alisha Skinner; one son-in-law, Terry Durham Sr.; one sister, Dorothy; one infant brother, Richard; and four brothers-in-law, Orville “Slim” Halverson, Chester “Bud” Amundson, Jerry Skinner and Ed Skinner.



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Comment posted by: Barbara Moehring
Mon 28th May 2012 04:24 pm
We love you aunt Margaret , Rest in peace with cherished family and friends
Comment posted by: Jerry and Judy Miller
Thu 24th May 2012 04:51 pm
We were so sorry to hear that your mother passed away. It was to have that chat with you, Herb, the other day. Our prayers are with you at this time. Your mother used to walk across the alley and come in for church services at 1st. UMC.
Sorry we cannot be with you at this time.
Comment posted by: Elizabeth Haufschild
Wed 23rd May 2012 12:12 pm
Marg has been such a "larger than life" person that it will be hard not to have her with us anymore. She sure did things her own way but she loved everyone without abandon and when she asked someone how they were doing, she waited to hear the answer. --- God bless you, Marg and give you true joy in your new life! You will be missed.
Comment posted by: Patty Sears
Tue 22nd May 2012 02:20 pm
So sorry about the loss of your Mom. She was a friend from way back.
Comment posted by: Bernette and Tom Ellis
Tue 22nd May 2012 10:45 am
We are thinking of all of you at this time and always. She is at peace. See you in Watertown.
Comment posted by: Dianna Barron
Tue 22nd May 2012 09:04 am
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. Take comfort in the memories you have and those that are shared from other people. I was glad I got to see her when she visited with Mom before she died,last July. Now the two sisters are together again.
Comment posted by: Sue Hines
Mon 21st May 2012 06:20 pm
will be keeping you all in my prayers. Sorry Herb that I couldnt make it. My g-son graduated wednesday in Wyoming. We went there. I will truely miss her.
Comment posted by: Randy Tupper
Mon 21st May 2012 05:10 pm
My thoughts and prayers go out to your family at this time Marg was a wonderful lady I knew most of my life as we lived just down the street from her and I always remember her smile and her wit
Comment posted by: Cindy
Sun 20th May 2012 05:30 pm
She always took the beat of a different drummer and for that, Margie did well. Her heart was wonderful, giving and kind. My sympathy to those that have lost her.
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