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Norman C. Skabroud

Norman C. Skabroud Norman C. Skabroud


Norman C. Skabroud, 83, of Sheldon, formally of Jump River, passed away on Oct. 14, 2019 at Ladysmith Care Community. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sheldon with Pastor Dean Herberts officiating. Burial followed in Mount Nebo Cemetery in Jump River. Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Gilman Funeral Home and on Thursday one hour prior to the service at the church.

Norman was born on June 29, 1936 in Ladysmith to the late Frank and Katherine (Federspiel) Skabroud. Norman grew up above the Pioneer Cheese Factory in Jump River. He attended local schools and graduated from Hannibal High School in 1955. Norman married Marlene Ogle on Aug. 18, 1956 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Medford. Norman worked in Milwaukee for a few years and on May 1, 1959 the couple purchased his parent’s grocery store in Jump River. The family owned/operated that store for the next 52 years. Norman built a grocery store in Sheldon in 1985 after tearing down the old Brown’s Store. This store and the meat processing plant that he started both continue to be owned and operated by family members.

Norman loved to play baseball as a young man and later sponsored the “Norms” Softball team for 43 years. He also drove school bus for 23 years, was a founder of the Jump River Fire Department, a member of the restoration committee of the Jump River Community Center, a Gilman School Board member and a 4-H leader. He enjoyed hunting, snowmobiling and spending time with family, especially the little ones.

Norman is survived by his wife of 63 years, Marlene of Sheldon; his children, Julie (Lindy) Siemek, Doug (Diane) Skabroud and Dean (Shelley) Skabroud all of Jump River, Chris (Lynn) Skabroud of Hannibal and Jody (Brian) Oelkers of Sheldon; a daughterin- law, Brenda Skabroud of Jump River; 24 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Norman was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Thomas in 2012; his brother, Victor; and his sisters, Lorraine Mengel, Edna Borseth and Arlene Jiskra.

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