Audrey M. Skeie, age 90, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.
Arrangements are pending with the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson.
Audrey Marie Skeie was born on May 22, 1929, in Watertown, South Dakota, to Pastor and Mrs. E.C. Eid of Lake Preston, South Dakota. She was baptized as an infant and later confirmed in her faith as a youth, both at Lake Preston Lutheran Church in Lake Preston, where her father was the pastor. Audrey received her education in Lake Preston and was a graduate with the Lake Preston class of 1948. She then furthered her education at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota for two years, where she received her teaching certificate. Audrey taught 2nd grade in Brookings, South Dakota for two years and continued teaching 2nd grade in St. Louis Park, Minnesota for four years.
On June 8, 1956, Audrey was united in marriage to Thoralf Skeie at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. After her husband’s graduation from Luther Theological Seminary and upon his ordination into the Lutheran Ministry, they moved to their first parish, the Benson Rural Parish in Benson, Minnesota, from 1957 to 1961. In 1961, they moved to Madelia, Minnesota and lived there until 1968. At which time the family moved to Hutchinson, Minnesota, where her husband was a pastor at Faith Lutheran Church. This marriage was blessed with three children, Peter, Eric, and Kirsten. Audrey and Thor resided in Hutchinson, Minnesota. They shared 62 years of marriage.
Audrey worked for several years in Winsted, Minnesota at the Adult Habilitation Center and later as a Paraprofessional in the Hutchinson Public Schools. After retirement, she enjoyed volunteering at the West Elementary in Hutchinson. She also enjoyed attending many sporting and musical events of her grandchildren. Audrey was an avid Hutchinson Tigers, Minnesota Vikings, and Minnesota Twins fan. Audrey enjoyed spending summers at “The Good Eidea” lake cabin that has been in her family for 100 years. She loved sitting on the deck and watching the sunset over Walker Lake. In her younger years, she loved swimming, waterskiing, and bicycling.
Audrey passed away on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson, at the age of 90 years. Blessed be her memory.
Audrey is survived by her:
Children, Peter Skeie and his life partner, Anita Wadhwani of Nashville, TN,
Eric Skeie and his wife, Jennifer, of Olivia, MN,
Kirsten Irey and her husband, Patrick, of Bismarck, ND;
Grandchildren, Cooper, Wyatt, Cody, and Lillybelle Skeie,
Jacob, Jordan, and Elsa Skeie,
Ty and Greyson Farnsworth;
Brother, Luthard Eid of Port Huron, MI;
Sister-in-law, Lois Eid of Minneapolis, MN;
Brother-in-law, John Skeie and his wife, Barbara, of Plymouth, MN;
Many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Audrey was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Jessie Eid; Husband, Thoralf Skeie; Siblings, Edward Eid, Wendell Eid, Arnold Eid, Solvig Alfred, Margaret Haygeman, Paul Eid, Donald Eid; Mother and Father-in-law, Johan and Olina Skeie.
Interment for Audrey Skeie will be at a later date in the Amor Lutheran Cemetery, Ottertail County, Minnesota.