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Gayle Skramstad, 53

Gayle Yvonne Skramstad, 53, died unexpectedly on Monday, February 23, 2009 at Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria.

Gayle was born in Pierre, South Dakota, on April 16, 1955, the first of three children. She moved to a farm in Brooten in 1968. She worked hard at home and did well in school, finishing second in her class in 1973. Then she ventured to Alexandria to take accounting at Alexandria Tech. She met Roger Skramstad at school in November and it took only three weeks of dating until they were engaged. They were married on February 14, 1975. To this union four daughters were born, Josie, Jennifer, Jessica and Jacki. She was very proud of her girls and loved them with all her heart.

Gayle was recently employed at Douglas County Hospital. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and spending time with her family. Gayle especially loved spending time with her grandchildren, Alyssa, Kylee, Callie and McKenna. They will miss her greatly.

She is survived by her husband, Roger; daughters, Josie and Corey Birch of Fargo, ND, Jennifer and Bryan Klassen of Starbuck, Jessica and Jeremy Glawe of Brandon, Jacki and Don Schlittenhardt of Wichita, Kansas; four grandchildren, Alyssa and Kylee Klassen, Callie and McKenna Glawe; father, Kenneth Redden; brother, Bernie and Diane Redden of Knoxville, IA; sister, Kathy and Roger Eckert of Hill City, SD.

She was preceded in death by her mother.

Memorial services were held on Friday, February 27 at Good Shepherd Church in Alexandria with the Rev. Wade Meyer officiating.

Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria;