Christian Louis Skadsem, 2, died on Friday, January 14, 2011 as the result of an accident at his residence.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, January 20, 2011 at Zion Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls, MN, with Rev. John Golv and Rev. Curtis Matz co-officiating. Casket bearers include Bruce Lerol, Bill Kaushagen, Aaron Skadsem and Nicholas Wilson. Honorary casket bearers include: Benjamin Anderson, JeAnna and Zachariah Lubitz, Cody and Alicia Skadsem, Emily and Christopher Killmer, Carter Hoverson and all of Christian’s family and friends. Interment followed at Opdahl Cemetery in rural Newfolden, MN.
Christian Louis Skadsem was born on September 17, 2008 in Thief River Falls, MN, the son of Michael David Skadsem and Dawn Ann (Rehm) Lubitz. He was baptized at First Lutheran Church in Middle River, MN, by Rev. Curtis Matz. Christian was enrolled in the Early Childhood and Head Start programs with Shelly Peters and Missy Kautzman as his teachers.
Christian enjoyed playing in the snow, being with his brothers and sisters and he loved to make people laugh. Christian loved any outdoor activities. He liked to growl at his dad and loved going to the race track with his dad. He loved race cars, trains and tools. Christian was very independent and had a great “evil” look. He also enjoyed jumping on the trampoline and telling his uncle Mike “happy nude year!” Christian recently throttled the snowmobile and nearly dumped his mother on her back. He loved animals, especially horses, puppies and kitties. He loved working on Daddy Dean’s semi and going for rides with him.
Christian was a cutie and had great eyelashes which made him a little flirt. He held a special place in the heart of all who met him. Once you met Christian he made a lasting impression. Even though he was only 2 years old, there are so many memories with Christian that there is not enough room to write them all.
Survivors include his mother, Dawn (Dean) Lubitz of Thief River Falls, MN; his father, Michael (Jennifer Kilmer) Skadsem of Newfolden, MN; brothers and sisters, Benjamin Anderson, JeAnna and Zachariah Lubitz, all of Thief River Falls, MN, Cody and Alicia Skadsem, Emily and Christopher Killmer, all of Newfolden, MN; grandparents, Donna Rehm of Middle River, MN, Joan (special friend, Jon Bedard) King of Lancaster, John and Sandy Lubitz of Thief River Falls, MN, Susam Skadsem of Newfolden, MN, and Charles and Virginia Huewe of Park Rapids, MN; Great-grandparents, Angie Larson, Loretta Sourdif, Orville( Fran) Skadsem, all of Thief River Falls, MN; and Frank Daniels of Bemidji; aunts and uncles, Evan and Gloria Mapes of Thief River Falls, MN, Tim and Gail Mapes of Brandon, FL, Pam Issendorf of Wright, MN; Mike Rehm of Middle River, MN, Kimberly (Chris Jewell) Cullen of Thief River Falls, MN, David and Michelle Lubitz of Thief River Falls, MN. Sheri and Brian Schoon of Thief River Falls, MN, Donna and Matt Rybakowski of Holt, MN, Sandra and Dennis Bevington of Newfolden, MN,and Dena and Duane Kautz of LaPeer, Michigan, Diane Huewe of Waite Park and Robert and Sarah Huewe of Minot, ND; and several great-aunts, uncles and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his brother, Parker Skadsem; grandparents, Louis Rehm, Randy Skadsen; Great–grandmothers, Marion Skadsem and Janet Daniels; and cousin, Christopher Issendorf.
Found at: Johnson Funeral Service
Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky