Ronald Dean Skare

February 5, 1935 ~ March 8, 2020 (age 85)



Ronald Dean Skare age 85, passed away surrounded by his loved ones on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at the Montana Veterans Home in Columbia Falls.

Ronald was born February 5, 1935 in Fairdale, North Dakota to Ingvald and Amanda (Lofgren) Skare. He was raised in the Flathead Valley and attended Flathead High School. After joining the Navy on October 2, 1952, he was honorably discharged on February 4, 1956.

Ron married Joan Schroeder on October 7, 1956 in Kalispell, Montana, where they raised their two daughters Debbie and Geri.

Ronald enjoyed camping, fishing, boating watching football and spending his time with friends and family. Ron worked for Flathead County Road and Bridge until he retired in 1997. He was also a proud Eagles member for over 40 years.

Ronald is proceeded in death by his wife of 57 years Joan Skare, his parents Ingvald and Amanda Skare, his brother Allen Skare and son-in-law Don Wilson.


Ronald is survived by his daughters Geri Hearn (Dan) and Debbie Wilson, his sister Rozella Cuffin, grandchildren; Rhonda Palmer (Don), Melissa DeBruycker (Cameron), Brandon Stem, Steven Stem and Sarah Wilson. His great grandchildren; Natalie DeBruycker, Kinsley DeBruycker, Gavin DeBruycker, Steven Stem Jr., Miah Stem, Alec Wilson and his Great, Great Grandchild Nova Stem.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, March 16, 2020 at Buffalo Hill Funeral Home with Interment following at Glacier Memorial Gardens.

The family wishes to thank all the Nurses and staff at the Veterans Home in Columbia Falls that cared so deeply for him and his family in his last days. To send a note of condolence to the family please visit Buffalo Hill Funeral Home is caring for the family.


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Funeral Service
March 16, 2020

11:00 AM
Buffalo Hill Funeral Home

Interment following funeral service
March 16, 2020

Glacier Memorial Gardens

Kalispell, Montana

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