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Richard “Spooner” Skalsky


Richard Raymond “Spooner” Skalsky, 65 of Welcome, Minnesota, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at the Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 15, from 2-4 at the Osterberg Funeral Home in Jackson. Private family burial will take place at Miller Cemetery.

Richard “Spooner” Raymond Skalsky, son of Raymond and Neva (Jaques) Skalsky was born on September 4, 1954 in Jackson, Minnesota. Richard attended school in Jackson. Rick worked in the oilfields out in Oklahoma before coming home and meeting the love of his life Kerry in 1999. Rick and Kerry made their home on Roberds Lake in Faribault MN so he could fish. Rick wanted to move back to Jackson and be closer to his Mom, dad, and sister so him and Kerry relocated to Alpha MN in 2005. Rick and Kerry open a restaurant in Dunnell MN and operated that for a few years. After Raymond’s death Rick and Kerry decided to try their luck in Isle MN living on Lake Mille Lacs. Rick and Kerry after 2 years they decided to put down some roots and purchased their first home in Welcome MN. Rick worked at Softail Saloon as an all-around working guy and cook up until his death. Richard entered eternal rest on July 1, 2020 at the Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the age of 65.

Rick loved to spend his time fishing, watching football, and was interested in Horticulture.  He was a man of many stories and a lot of words of wisdom.  There is a reason they call him spooner! He loved spending time with his family especially his granddaughter Jaylee, she was the youngest grandbaby and lived right down the road from him.

Rick is survived by his wife Kerry; Daughters: Emily (Lee) Hanson of Welcome, MN and their children Jaylee and Barak Hanson; Melissa (Jon) Gwilt of Ellendale, MN and Children Collin, Justin, and Cameron Horejsi; Clarissa (Adam) Kryzer of  Owatonna,  MN and children Tennon Matthews and Ellie Walters; along with one other granddaughter Ava Walters; sons Jason (Cindy) Kuhnau Heron Lake MN and their children Nick, Natasha, Nathaniel, Jason Jr, and Hannah, and son Brandon Benson; sister Sandy (Larry) Clymer of Alpha, Minnesota, along with nephews, cousins and many other family members.

Rick is preceded in death by his parent’s Raymond and Neva, Cousin Ron Skalsky, aunts, and uncles.

Blessed be the memory of Richard Skalsky.

1 thought on “Richard “Spooner” Skalsky”

  1. marcia Bahr says:

    Sandy and family, Sorry for your loss of your brother. God Bless.

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