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Carmen Skifstad 04/15/2016

Carmen L. (Wenstad) Skifstad
May 25, 1929-April 15, 2016
Carmen Luella (Wenstad) Skifstad, 86, of New Richmond, went home to be with her Lord April 15, 2016 at Westfield Hospital in New Richmond.
Memorial services were 2 pm. April 23, 2016 at First Baptist Church in New Richmond with Pastor Kevin Morris  officiating. A time of fellowship followed the Memorial Service. Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the church.
Private interment will take place at a later date.
Carmen was born May 25, 1929 in Alden Township, Polk County, Wisconsin to Alvin T. and Mabel (Johnson) Wenstad. She attended Cedar Lake School and then graduated from Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis. She continued her education for two years at Bethel College in St. Paul, MN.
She was united in marriage December 30, 1950 to Stanley C. Skifstad at the Star Prairie Covenant Church. To this union, four children were born.
Carmen served the Lord at her church as a Sunday School teacher, pianist and organist. She also was involved in the American Sunday School Union camp at Wascott, WI as a teacher, counselor and pianist.
She and Stanley lived on and worked a farm just north of Star Prairie for 27 years. In 1977, they sold the farm and moved into New Richmond. Carmen worked at the New Richmond Public Library for a number of years before retiring, but continued as a volunteer for a while.
In Carmen’s recent years, she was a devoted caregiver to her husband. Her hobbies and interests included genealogy, reading, quilting, and making holiday/birthday cards for family members.
The number one goal in Carmen’s life was to glorify God in all she said and did. She had a servant’s heart and was a prayer warrior, praying for her family, her church and many missionaries on a daily basis.
She desired that her grand kids and their children grow in their Christian faith and to keep their eyes on Jesus.
Carmen is survived by her husband of 65 years, Stanley, New Richmond; children, Glen (Terri) Skifstad, Grantsburg; Galen (Marianne) Skifstad, New Richmond; and Jeannice (Robert) Dunlap, Waterloo, IA; grandchildren, Leah (Zach) Lade, Grantsburg; Cari Skifstad, Rice Lake; Laura Skifstad Meyer, Grantsburg; and Carissa Skifstad, Superior, MN; Joel Dunlap, Louisville, KY; Eric Dunlap, Ames, IA; and Bethany Dunlap, Waterloo, IA; great grandchildren, Ellie and Eva Lade; and Morgan Meyer.
She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant daughter, Susan.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to The Navigators ministry or SEND International Missions.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.

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