Jacquelyn "Jackie" Cecile Skillings

Wednesday, November 22nd, 1961 - Saturday, May 23rd, 2020
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Mass of Christian Burial for Jacquelyn “Jackie” Skillings, 58, of Minneota, will be Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Edward Catholic Church. A walk-through visitation will take place on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at St. Edward Catholic Church. A private family interment will take place at a later date.

Jacquelyn “Jackie” Cecile (Holler) Skillings was born on November 22, 1961, in Browerville, MN, to Herman and Pressley “Pat” (Guynes) Holler. She graduated from Browerville High School and received her BS in Education from Moorhead State University. In 1984, she was united in marriage to Joel Skillings. To this union were born children Ashley, Tanner and Christian. The couple each taught in New Town, ND for four years. In 1988, they moved to Minneota where Jackie has taught at St. Edward Catholic School for over 30 years. She enjoyed the simple things in life and was passionate about teaching and about her family. She was thrilled to recently become a Grandma to Aria. Jackie also enjoyed cooking, traveling and reading. Jackie served as the Student Exchange Program Coordinator for many years and the couple extended their family by hosting several students.

For reasons the family may never, quite understand, Jackie passed away unexpectedly, surrounded by family, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD, on Saturday, May 23, 2020. She is survived by her husband, Joel, of Minneota, daughter Ashley (and Joshua) Oistad of Mankato, granddaughter Aria, son Tanner Skillings, currently working for the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand, son Christian Skillings, currently teaching for the Britannica International School in Shanghai, China, sister Jo Ann (and John) Stevens of Austin, TX, nieces, nephews, relatives, friends, exchange students Simon, Alessia, Jochem, and all the students she helped along the way. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Jyeton.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    St. Edward Catholic Church
    409 N. Adams
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    Walk-through visitation
  • Service

    Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020 2:00pm
    St. Edward Catholic Church
    409 N. Adams
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Father Craig Timmerman


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Don Wendel

Posted at 08:01pm
I just learned of the death of Jackie. I have many memories of our visits in your home Joel. Jackie was always kind and considerate and a welcoming person. I remember she beamed when she talked about your children as well as her school children. She was so proud of them. One time when I stopped by her school, I listened to her talking to her class. Her love of teaching really came through. My deepest sympathy to you and your family Joel. Sincerely, Don Wendel

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Posted at 12:22pm
Jackie had a very great life with Joel. I can't believe it. I really wish i would have seen her one last time. Me and our family were very great friends with them. I feel bad for all the students that had her and did not say goodbye one last time. She will not be forgotten.

Sharon Lozinski

Posted at 09:32pm
Our deepest condolences to your family. She was truly a great and giving lady. She will be missed by all those whose lives she touched.

Andrea Weniger

Posted at 06:50pm
My deepest sympathies go out to your family. You're in my thoughts and prayers, Ashley and family. She was one of the sweetest ladies I've been blessed to meet.

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