GLADYS BERNICE SKAARNESGladys Bernice Skaarnes, 93, of Cloquet died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013
Gladys Bernice Skaarnes, 93, of Cloquet died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 in Chris Jensen Nursing Home in Duluth. God has brought home one of his greatest creations.
She was born Oct. 9, 1919 in Cloquet to Sam and Anna Johnson.
Gladys was raised in Cloquet and graduated from the Cloquet High School. Gladys worked at the Match Mill for a short time. She Married Kaare Skaarnes Aug. 11, 1951 in Cloquet. Gladys worked as a waitress at Jim’s Hamburger and was eventually promoted to manager. Gladys and Kaare bought Jim’s Hamburger to start Kaare’s Kafé.
Gladys was a long time active member of Bethany Evangelical Covenant Church. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and working in her garden.
Gladys was preceded in death by her husband, Kaare and son, Cory.
She is survived by her son, Steve (Jeanne Levonian) Skaarnes of Racine, Wis.; grandchildren, Stephanie, Cori, and Erik; daughter-in-law, Nancy Asher of Minneapolis; and many nieces, nephews, and special friends.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Chris Jensen Nursing Home, Essentia Health Hospice team, and a special thank you and hug to our special friend, Joyce Burnes.
VISITATION: 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. Memorial Service Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 in the Atkins-Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th Street, Cloquet. A time of lunch and fellowship will follow. To sign the guest book and offer an online tribute, see www.atkinsnorthlandfuneralhome.com
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