James O. Skyberg, age 66, of Dell Rapids, SD; formerly of Luverne, died Thursday, November 13, 2014 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. James was born June 23, 1948 in Luverne to parents Oliver and Julia (Jensen) Skyberg. He was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Luverne and graduated from Luverne High School in 1966. He was united in marriage to Gayle Aleck in Luverne, MN on December 6, 1969. To this union a daughter Tracy was born. They made their home in Luverne and later moved to South St. Paul, MN; and he worked at St. Paul Dressed Beef packing plant. James then moved back to Luverne and did construction work and later moved to Dell Rapids and worked for John Morrell Company for several years until his recent retirement.
James enjoyed classic cars, woodworking, working on cars, electronics, exploring new ideas on the internet, and very much enjoyed his family and grandchildren.
He is survived by his daughter Tracy (Doug) Bondeson and his grandchildren Monica and Miranda Bondeson all of Rosemount, MN; his siblings, Eunice (Donald) Wynn, Blaine, MN; Edith (Clarence) Else, Alexandria, MN; David (Beverly) Skyberg, Fargo, ND; Steven (Deborah) Skyberg, Dilworth, MN; Dale Skyberg, Casper, WY; Donna (John) O’Donnell, Ellsworth, MN; Janis Otterson, Des Moines, IA; Greg (Debrah) Skyberg, Inver Grove Heights, MN; and Kent (Jennifer) Skyberg, Sioux Falls, SD; a sister-in-law, Patricia Skyberg and many nieces and nephews.
James was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Donald and Robert, a sister, Delores and brother-in-law, Paul Otterson.
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