Donald B. Skjervem
Monday, May 31, 1926
Date of Death:
Friday, December 21, 2018
92 years old
Donald B. Skjervem
Donald Barton Skjervem, 92 of Rochester passed away peacefully on December 21, 2018 at the Stewartville Care Center.
Don was born on May 31, 1926 in Rochester to Nels and Ella (Moran) Skjervem. He grew up in Rochester and graduated from Rochester High School. Following high school, he was drafted into the US Army and proudly served under General George S. Patton in the 94th Infantry Division. Returning home, he worked with his father at their family business, Skjervem Repair Shop on Marion Road, and later retired from the Mayo Clinic maintenance department in 1991. He was an avid model airplane enthusiast who was a member of the local club, and finished many airplane projects. Don was a very giving man, and was a longstanding member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Rochester. He enjoyed spending time with his nieces, nephews, and all his extended family.
He is survived by his niece Sharon Alcott of Washburn, IA, his great-nephews Ronald McDowell of Charlotte, NC, Terry (Diane) Alcott of Washburn, IA, his great-nieces Renee Koehler of Austin, TX, Tammy Alcott of Washburn, IA, his great-great nieces Hayley and Cady, and his great-great nephews Danny, Rob and Ryan.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his sister Musetta McDowell, his nephew Bill McDowell and his nephew-in-law Roy Alcott.
The Funeral Service for Donald will be held on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at 11:00AM at Bethel Lutheran Church in Rochester with Pastor Norm Wahl officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens Cemetery of Rochester.
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Deepest sympathies to all your family. My parents, Robert and Dolores Lee, knew Don many years ago and my brothers and I grew up knowing him as well. He was a very kind-hearted, decent, and giving man who always went out of his way to help others. The world would be a better place if there were more people like him. So sorry for your loss...indeed the world has lost one of the good ones. Blessings and comfort to you all.