Forrest R. Skallerup
Forrest Skallerup, 93, of Alexandria, Minnesota passed away on June 6, 2020, at Knute Nelson Home.
Forrest was born on October 20,1926 in Walker, Iowa to Dr. and Mrs. Walter M Skallerup, he was the youngest of four boys. After graduating from High School he enlisting in the army, following two of his older brothers. Forrest was stationed in Okinawa, Japan during WWII, working as a medical technician in General MacArthur’s headquarters. Upon his return he married Henrietta Dvorak, his high school sweetheart in 1947. Forrest and Henrietta farmed for three years outside of Walker, Iowa before moving to Chicago, IL where Forrest spent the next 10 years working as a police officer in Western Springs, Illinois. In 1960 Forrest moved his family to Hastings, Minnesota where he became an American Family Insurance Agent. Forrest and Henrietta were drawn to the Alexandria area because of years of camping at Lake Carlos State Park. In 1985 they retired and relocate to Alexandria where they built a home on the shore of Lake Le Homme Dieu.
Forrest and Henrietta were actively involved in the Wally Byam Airstream Trailer Association becoming President and First Lady of the Minnesota Chapter. He was a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed camping, traveling and maintaining a perfect lawn on his John Deere tractor.
Forrest is survived by his children; Diane Schmuck (Ronald), Alexandria, MN, Terry Glennie (Lach), Alexandria, MN, and Martin Skallerup (LaVaun), Waddell, AZ. Forrest is preceded in death by his wife Henrietta, son Robert Skallerup, daughter Sharon Steele, parents Dr. and Mrs. Walter Skallerup, and brothers Dr. Glenn Skallerup, Harvey Skallerup, Walter Skallerup Jr. and his beloved dachshund Rusty.
Forrest has 9 grandchildren, Melissa (Travis) Riesselman, Andrea (Ben) Godsave, Jessica Steele, Chris Glennie, Ryan Schmuck, Kathryn Glennie, Heather (Duane) Peterson, Ryan (Kellie) Tefft and Alana (Scott) Hove. He has 14 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. A private family service will be held at Kinkaid Cemetery.