Skatrud, Rev. Dale W. Dale, age 82, of Edina, MN, passed away peacefully on October 9, 2012, after a long and valiant struggle with Parkin- son's disease. Born May 11, 1930 in Manitowoc, WI to Orrin and Mildred Skatrud, the second of five boys. He graduated from Valders High School, Luther College, and Luther Seminary with a Masters in Divinity. He served as an ALC and ELCA parish pastor in Harlowton and Libby, MT and Casper WY. While serving as parish pastor, he was elected to the governing board of the Division for Service and Mission in America, the American missions board of the ALC, and on the Board of Regents of Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD. Later, until retirement, he served on the regional staff for the ELCA in its programs within the USA for starting new congregations and other ministries, including with Native American communities and prison congregations. During many years of his retirement, he enjoyed spending the winter in Jackson, WY, skiing with his wife Elaine and entertaining family and friends from around the country. Preceded in death by his brother, Ralph. Survived by his loving wife, Elaine; brothers, Roger, Keith, and Paul; children, David, Mary (Frank Mello), Kari (Matt McCreedy), and John; and six grandchildren: Ryan and Danielle Mello, Meghan and William McCreedy, and Tanner and Cody Skatrud. A memorial service will be held at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Bloomington, MN at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 12, with visitation at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be in Valders, WI on Saturday, October 13. In lieu of flowers, memorials could be made to ELCA World Hunger, Luther Theological Seminary, or donor's choice. www.Washburn-McReavy.com Dawn Valley Chapel 952-941-7686
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Published in Star Tribune on Oct. 11, 2012