Memorial services for Ann Marie Skrutvold of Roseau, MN will be held on Thursday, May 13th at 11 AM at Messiah Lutheran Church in Roseau.. Services will be recorded and posted on this site after the service.
Ann Marie Skrutvold was born January 13, 1922 to Almer and Cordelia (Lee) Skrutvold in Wannaska, MN. She was the fifth of ten children.
Ann attended school in Roseau, graduating in 1939. In 1941 Ann earned a two-year elementary curriculum degree at Bemidji State Teacher’s College. She taught fourth grade in Blackduck, MN for two years. Answering the call for aircraft workers during World War II, she and her sister Mertrice traveled to California and worked at Solar Aircraft in San Diego. Ann’s business career included working for American Airlines, first in the business office and later as a flight attendant. She loved the opportunity that travel gave her to see the U.S. and meet new people. She later worked in the oil and gas industry, first as a secretary and then as office manager. She ended her career in sales for drill sites in southern Texas.
Ann lived most of her adult life in Dallas, TX where she was very involved in her church and community. Ann was very proud of the more than six years that she and a good friend volunteered for Goodwill Industries. They developed a personal development program for women going through rehabilitation. They received national recognition from Goodwill for their work.
Ann returned to Roseau after her retirement and became involved in her church and community. She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, American Legion Auxiliary, Friends of the Library, and Roseau County Historical Society.
She had fond memories of her trip to Norway in 1999 with three of her siblings and one brother-in-law. They were able to tour the “Skrautvol” parish (town), church, and school where their father’s ancestors had lived.
Ann moved to Oakcrest Senior Housing in 2014 and spent the last two years of her life at LifeCare Roseau Manor. She had many positive comments about the staff at both facilities. Ann Marie passed peacefully at LifeCare Roseau Manor on March 31, 2021 at the age of 99.
She is survived by three siblings: Curtis (Gloria) Skrutvold of Roseau, MN, Joan Welte of Newport Beach, CA and Mae Twito of Albert Lea, MN; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Almer and Cordelia Skrutvold, and siblings Clarice Bussard, Mertrice D’Amore, Ruth Dreher, Clarence “Bud” Skrutvold, Carol Kvarnlov Fredrickson, and Helen Thompson.
Last modified: 05/11/2021