In memory of

Carole Skarin

July 25, 1929 - January 12, 2022
From: Lake View, IA
Carole Skarin

Carole Skarin

Born: July 25, 1929
Died: January 12, 2022
Age: 92
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   Carole Skarin, age 92 of Lake View, IA, passed away on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at Park View Rehabilitation Center in Sac City, IA.

   Carole Ann Nelson was born on July 25th, 1929 in Sac County Iowa. She was the 5th child of Sidney and Sophia (Theodorf) Nelson. She attended country school at Wheeler #7 and graduated from Odebolt High School in 1948.

    Carole married the love of her life, Robert (Bob) Skarin on December 7th, 1949 at St John’s Lutheran Church, Stockholm Township. They made their home in Kiron, Iowa. While Bob was busy delivering fuel oil, Carole was busy raising three children, Terry, Tommy, and Vicki, keeping house and volunteering at the Evangelical Free Church in Kiron. Later, she opened a second-hand store in Kiron called “Carole’s Recycle Shop”.

    In 1995 Carole and Bob retired and moved to Lake View Iowa. They were married 51 years when Bob passed away of Alzheimer’s disease in 2002.

   Carole enjoyed going to garage and rummage sales where she found many treasures to add to her collections. She liked decorating her house, growing flowers, and baking. She loved all things Christmas.  It was her favorite time of the year. Carole loved cats and always had one by her side.

    Carole moved to Park View Rehabilitation Center, Sac City Iowa in 2018 where she spent time playing bingo, coloring, and crafts. Carole passed away at Park View Rehabilitation Center on January 12th, 2022 after a brief illness.

    Preceded in death by her parents, husband Bob, brothers Emery Nelson, Dean Nelson, and Sidney Nelson, sisters Joyce (Jim) Matre, Gloria (Leonard) Goyer, and Bonnie (Ralph) Boerner.

    Those left behind to cherish her memory include children: Terry Skarin of Lake View Iowa, Tommy Skarin of Ida Grove Iowa and daughter Vicki Skarin (Steve Haslach) of Minneapolis Minnesota; Grandson Alex Haslach (Lindsey) of Plymouth Minnesota and great-granddaughters Penelope and Ahnika Haslach; Sisters in-laws Doris Nelson, Rena Skarin, Carol Skarin; nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

    Her family wishes to thank her physician Dr. Pek, the staff of Loring Hospital, and her amazing caregivers at Park View.


In lieu of flowers,  the family requests memorials be made to Park View Rehabilitation Center, Sac City Iowa.

Funeral Service
2:30 p.m., Wednesday
January 19, 2022
First Congregational UCC
Lake View, Iowa
Masks Required
Pastor Bruce Hauswirth
1:30 - 2:30 p.m., Wednesday
January 19, 2022
First Congregational UCC
Lake View, Iowa
Masks Required
Kiron Cemetery
Kiron, Iowa


Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 10:20 AM
“I'm so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I loved visiting with her at the nursing home. Reading her obituary I remember her telling me about many things mentioned, like her second hand shop. She will be greatly missed. I wish I could've made it to her funerial, but was working. Prayers to you all.”
- Lisa Wood
Sunday, January 16, 2022 at 12:06 PM
“Condolences to Vicki, Tom, Terry and family. I think we all have fond memories of Aunt Carole and all of the "Nelson Clan" get togethers over the years.”
- Steve Matre
Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 10:59 AM
“Terry , Tom , Vicki and family , Those we love don't go away; they walk beside us every day. Our deepest sympathies are with you all . Many fond memories of my stays in Kiron . The Nelsons are finally all together now . Renee , Bob and family”
- Renee Renze
Friday, January 14, 2022 at 4:28 PM
“Prayers for the family. We have many memories of our kiron times..jean ang”
- Jean angp
Friday, January 14, 2022 at 11:21 AM
“Deepest sympathy and empathy to family and friends. Will miss her at Nursing home Bible Study nd Worship. Will miss her smile and her coloring pages. May God's holy and tender and comforting touch you all. May God's amazing and redeeming love, hope, peace and joy fill you.”
- Pastor Missy Brown
Friday, January 14, 2022 at 11:21 AM
“We were sorry to hear about the death of Aunt Carole. We always went to Lake View to visit her when were in Iowa to see Mom, and enjoyed her cats and collections. She remained pretty feisty even as she got older, and also shared the familial stubborn streak! Many people may not know this, but my mother, Bonnie, who was Carole's oldest sister, chose her name when she was born. Mom talked about being excited to do that, and how she helped take care of her baby sister. It's sad to see the last of the Nelson siblings gone, but we have our good memories of them, especially the Sunday afternoons when the clan would gather at Grandma Nelson's house and the Christmas Day dinners and card games.”
- Diane and Stan Boyer
Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 11:48 AM
“So sorry to hear of our Aunt Carole's passing. Our condolences go out to Terry, Tom, and Vickie and family.”
- Merle & Jean Boerner
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