Lauretta Skarin Death, Obituary – Lauretta F. Skarin, who was 92 years old and lived in Wall Lake, Iowa, passed away on February 8, 2023 at the Twilight Acres Nursing Home in Wall Lake, Iowa. Cremation took place as Lauretta had requested before her passing. At some point during the summer, a Graveside Service will take place at the Kiron Cemetery in Kiron, Iowa. The ceremony will be presided over by Reverend Roger Carlyle.
The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Homes in Ida Grove and Odebolt, both located in Iowa, are in charge of making the necessary arrangements for the funeral. Holstein, Iowa was the location of Lauretta Frieda Skarin’s birth on September 25th, 1930. She was the daughter of Frank and Alma (Miller) Dittmer. Her formal education was completed at Holstein High School, from which she graduated as the top student in her class and was named Valedictorian.
In LeMars, Iowa, on January 8, 1950, Lauretta and Elmer Junior Skarin exchanged their vows and became husband and wife. The couple raised their four children, Cheri, Karen, Steve, and Lynn, in the town of Arthur, Iowa, where they established their family home. After working as a nurse’s aide at the Hartley Hospital in Battle Creek, Iowa, Lauretta went on to work at the Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove, Iowa, where she remained employed in the central services department until the year 1974.
In 1974, Lauretta and Junior relocated to the town of Spencer in the state of Iowa. The tragic loss of Junior occurred in June of 1976. During this time, Lauretta decided to further her education by enrolling in additional classes and eventually earning a certification in nursing home administration. After completing her education, she found work at the Twilight Acres Nursing Home in Wall Lake, Iowa. This facility is located in Iowa. Until the time of her retirement, Lauretta was in charge of administrative duties at Twilight Acres.
Lauretta was a dedicated member of the Peace Lutheran Church in Wall Lake. She also held positions on the Lions Club and the Commercial Club, was involved in the Daughters of Peace, and served as a past president of the Woman’s Club. She enjoyed golfing, painting, traveling, and crocheting in her spare time. Throughout the years, Lauretta produced hundreds of paintings in addition to murals, both of which contributed to the world’s increased use of color. Lauretta absolutely cherished the times when her entire family was able to come together to celebrate the Fourth of July at Black Hawk Lake and make new memories. She cherished the times most of all when her grandchildren were able to visit her and spend time with her. She had a lot of fun taking them to the golf course and the swimming pool.