Delores Eleanor Larsen, late of Weyburn, SK passed away January 25, 2019 at the age of 95 years.
Delores was predeceased by her parents: Oscar and Almyrah Roysum; first husband, Lawrence Skjerdal (1958); great-granddaughter Rachelle Hallberg; brother Omer Roysum; sisters: Fern Clausen, Pearl “Peggy” Johnson; sons-in-law: George Barsness and Roy Lohse.
Delores is survived by her husband Duane Larsen; her children: Larry (Eleanor) Skjerdal, Beaubier, SK, Elwood (Betty) Skjerdal, Beaubier, SK, Karen Barsness, Weyburn, SK, and Myrna Lohse, Beaubier, SK; 11 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren; 2 sisters: Vivian Johnson, Beverly Locken; sister-in-law: Lorraine Roysum.
Delores attended school at Overland, Norge and Beaubier. She was no stranger to feeding the pigs, milking the cows or growing a garden. Everyone knew how much she loved to bake and entertain. Her house was like Tim Horton’s on Norge Road. She would be up at five and start baking. The coffee was always on and many people stopped in for a fresh coffee and whatever she had baked that morning. She made the best pies, cookies, bread, buns, jellyroll and donuts! When they moved to Weyburn, the neighborhood kids would ring the doorbell and ask for a cookie! The tradition continued!! She enjoyed crocheting and making quilts and made sure that all the children and grandchildren were given one to treasure. Of all the holidays, she looked forward to Christmas the most. She always enjoyed making the traditional Norweigian goodies such as lefsa, krumkaka & rosettes and looked forward to dining on lutefisk and melted butter. She loved to get together with friends and family to play cards. Everyone was always welcomed with open arms. She especially enjoyed visits from the little people. Family meant the world to her and pictures were proudly displayed beside the fridge. She was a strong woman and her life long legacy of hard work ethics, honesty and love will live on in her children and grandchildren. She taught us so much about life and always made time for everyone. Her legacy will live on forever
A Funeral Service was held Friday, February 1, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, SK with Pastor Victoria Mwamasika officiating. Active Pallbearers were: Byron Skjerdal, James Skjerdal, Brent Skjerdal, Kevin Skjerdal, Barry Barsness, Jeff Barsness and Brandon Lohse. All in attendance were considered Honorary Pallbearers. Luncheon was held at Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, SK following the service. Interment was held at St. John's Cemetery, Beaubier, SK.
For family and friends so wishing, charitable donations in memory of Delores may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.