Duane Thomas Skophammer was born in Albert Lea, MN., on July 22, 1932, the son of Thomas N. and Inanda (Kvidt) Skophammer. He spent his early years living in the Albert Lea area and graduated from Albert Lea High School. Duane was united in marriage on July 8, 1957, to Carmen A. Ascheman at Central Freeborn Lutheran Church. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea and Hawaii, and was a longtime member of the American Legion. He was employed for 37 years in the office of the local packing company.
Duane died on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. He was 87 years old. He is survived by his wife Carmen of Albert Lea, son Randy and his wife Heidi of Albert Lea. Also by two grandsons Jordan Lee and his wife Elizabeth (Liz) of Mpls., Parker Thomas and his wife Heidi and their children Palmer and Collins of Mankato; a sister Phyllis Ulland of Hollandale.
Duane was preceded in death by his sister Lois and brother-in-law Olaf Lunde, brother Robert Skophammer and brother-in-law Ross Ulland.
In respect and honor of Duane’s wishes, private family services and interment will be held.
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