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Kathryn K Skaw

Kathryn K Skaw

November 13, 2017

Kathryn K. Skaw, age 96, passed away on November 13, 2017, at Dove Healthcare Bloomer, Wisconsin.

Kathryn was born to Edgar and Mae (Kern) King on November 25, 1920, in New Auburn, WI. She was raised at Old Timers Resort in the Blue Diamond Area. She graduated from Bloomer High School. She married Edmund (Emmy) Skaw on November 20, 1942, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in San Antonio, Texas.   They lived in San Antonio for a short time while Emmy was in the Armed Forces during World War II. At the end of the war, Emmy and Kathryn moved to the Skaw Family Farm at New Auburn, WI.

Kathryn enjoyed animals and gardening. She was owner of Kathryn’s Kennels for many years, raising five breeds of purebred dogs.   She also enjoyed raising canaries. Working with the New Auburn Fish and Game Club and the DNR, she was instrumental in establishing a free flying flock of Canada Geese in the area. She spent many hours in her greenhouse which resulted in numerous, beautiful flower gardens. She also enjoyed coyote hunting with members of the family. The vehicle she rode in was known as the “Lunch Wagon” and always served her “Hunter's Cake”. In the local community, she was known for her extensive outdoor Christmas decorations.

Kathryn and Emmy had six children; Barbara (David) Teslaw of Altoona, Beverly (Greg) Martin of Eau Claire, Jack (Em) Skaw of New Auburn, Judy Skaw of New Auburn, Randy (Roxana) Skaw of Chippewa Falls, and David (Nancy) Skaw of New Auburn.

She is survived by her children and 18 grandchildren: Lisa (Bob) Melgaard, Katie (Luke) Bilda, Andrea Teslaw, Jeffrey (Claudia) Martin, Jason (Heidi) Martin, Kelly (Nathan) Nodolf, Meghan (Matt) Shadick, Jessi (Dylan) Schneider, Taylor Skaw (Jon Michels), Abrahm Skaw, Jackson Skaw, Hadly Skaw, Alex Skaw (Carlos Lemus), Jeremy (Kacey) Skaw, Michael Skaw, Luke Skaw, Carolina and Pamela Torres: 16 great-grandchildren and daughters-in-law Cindy Skaw of Bloomer and Deb Davis of Chetek.

Kathryn was proceeded in death by her parents; husband, Emmy; sisters, Ardith Mertle, and Dolly Engel; brothers, Herb King and Vic King; sisters in-law, Violet and Pat King; grandson, Jacob Skaw; and close family friend, Jay Butcher.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1 p.m. Friday, November 17, 2017, at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Bloomer, WI with Father Victor Feltes celebrating the Mass. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Schriver-Thompson Funeral Home in Bloomer with a Christian Vigil Service held at 7 p.m. Visitation will also be held Friday one hour prior to the funeral mass at church. Burial will take place in the Bloomer Cemetery immediately following the mass.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials which will go to a cause or organization to be chosen at a later date.

The family would like to thank everyone who assisted in Kathryn's care and offered support and prayers.

Schriver-Thompson Funeral Home & Chippewa Valley Cremation Services in Bloomer is serving the family.


Visitation will be held Thursday November 16, 2017, from 5-7 p.m. at Schriver-Thompson Funeral Home in Bloomer and again Friday from 12-1 p.m. at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Bloomer


1 p.m. Friday, November 17, 2017, at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Bloomer.

Florist Information

A Secret Garden Floral 715-568-1037 All flowers should be delivered to the funeral home by 2 p.m. Thursday.


  • Greg Huftel aka (The Applesauce Man) My deepest sympathies and condolences to all of the family. It was a great pleasure to get too know and take care of Kathryn while she was at Dove. I will be will be planting an apple tree this spring just for her.

    November 22 at 11:51pm

  • Carol & Ralph Butterfield Our sympathy to the skaw family. Kathryn was a good neighbor for the many years we have lived here.

    November 17 at 8:18am

  • Christian & Bettyanne Gawin & Family Dear Family,
    Sending heartfelt condolences to each of you! We will always remember “Grandma” as sweet, kind and loving. We got to meet her at the cabin one day when we were invited to enjoy it with family! She was such a sweet blessing!
    Hugs to each of you during this difficult time!

    November 16 at 8:09am

  • Leon Burke My prayers and thoughts are with you all today in the loss of your mother, Kathryn Skaw. My God's love of comfort be with you all today, tomorrow, and forever that your mother's memory will continue to live on in your lives. I can remember your mother ever since I was a child and that she had a time of loving others, caring for others, and was always there in time of need. That with all the love and caring your mother had, she had passed it on to all you children to do the same and share it with others. May the memories of your mother continue to live on in your lives each and every day. May Kathryn rest in peace for her spirit will be with you all today.

    November 15 at 1:21AM

  • Leon and Kim Amorelli We send our thoughts to your entire family. How special to have her in your life for so long and what memorable things she did. They will always be remembered for all the good things that happened. I still remember the holiday time at the Skaw home when we made homemade taffy-so yummy. Take care and blessings.
    Leon and Kim Amorelli

    November 14 at 6:34PM

  • Kathryn &Douglas Steinmetz Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    November 14 at 5:00PM

  • Chris and Bob We send our love and heartfelt condolences. Wish we were closer to be with all of you.

    November 14 at 1:31PM

  • Betsy Livingston-Damico My condolences to all the family.

    November 14 at 11:45AM

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