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Published September 09, 2013, 12:00 AM

Corrine Skjefte

On September 5th, 2013, Corrine left this earthly home to go live in her eternal home with her heavenly Father in peace where there is no more suffering.

Corrine Josephine (Theisen) Skjefte of Oakes, North Dakota, passed away at the Oakes Good Samaritan Society reaching the age of 83. She was born March 26, 1930. She was the youngest child of ten children, born to Mathias and Eva Theisen of LaMoure, North Dakota. After graduating from LaMoure High School, she worked as a waitress, and in retail clothing. Corrine was united in marriage to Alton Skjefte on November 26, 1952 at LaMoure. They spent 58 wonderful years together. They made their home near Glover, North Dakota, where they raised their six children.

Corrine Skjefte

On September 5th, 2013, Corrine left this earthly home to go live in her eternal home with her heavenly Father in peace where there is no more suffering.

Corrine Josephine (Theisen) Skjefte of Oakes, North Dakota, passed away at the Oakes Good Samaritan Society reaching the age of 83. She was born March 26, 1930. She was the youngest child of ten children, born to Mathias and Eva Theisen of LaMoure, North Dakota. After graduating from LaMoure High School, she worked as a waitress, and in retail clothing. Corrine was united in marriage to Alton Skjefte on November 26, 1952 at LaMoure. They spent 58 wonderful years together. They made their home near Glover, North Dakota, where they raised their six children.

Corrine was a woman of great faith. She was an active member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and Altar Society for many years. She served as a wife and mother all of her years on the farm and later took a job at the Oakes Good Samaritan Society. Timeless hours were spent quilting and it became her favorite past time when she retired. She made memory quilts for all her children and grandchildren out of fabric that represented special events in their lives. The labor of love was shown in every quilt. Some of her other hobbies included bowling, cooking and baking, and raising a garden that would always feed the family. The most joy she experienced was spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She always had the coffee pot on and had goodies in the freezer.

She is survived by her four daughters, Deborah (Randy) Anderson, Melinda (Rod) Olderness, Colleen (Ralph) Hickey and Maureen (Ricki) Meland; her two sons, Eldon (Barb) Skjefte and Bruce (Margo) Skjefte; thirteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Mildred Rafferty of Bozeman, Montana.

Corrine was preceded in death by her husband, Alton, her parents, Mathias and Eva Theisen, six brothers, Nicholas, Wilfred, Edmund, Isidor, Leander, and Clifford, two sisters, Agnes and Katherine, and a son-in-law, Roger Becker.

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a prayer service starting at 7:00 p.m. at Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Oakes. Her funeral mass will be Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Oakes, with burial to follow at the Oakes View Cemetery. An on-line guestbook may be signed at www.dahlstromfuneralhome.com

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