March 1, 1931 - October 3, 2016


Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 10, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sauk Rapids for Rita C. Skillrud, age 85 of Sauk Rapids who died Monday at Quiet Oaks Hospice House. Rev. Ralph Zimmerman will officiate and burial will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Minnesota State Veteran’s Cemetery near Little Falls. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Sunday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids and 9-10 a.m. Monday at the church. Sauk Rapids American Legion Auxiliary Post #254 will pray at 6 p.m. followed by parish prayers at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home in Sauk Rapids.

Rita was born March 1, 1931 in St. Cloud to Charles and Frances (Lehnen) Condon. She married Robert Skillrud on May 8, 1953 at Camp Pendleton, CA. Rita worked at Ben Franklin, Pleasantview Elementary School and Czarnetzki Hardware. Rita was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church; Sauk Rapids American Legion Auxiliary Post #254 where she served as past President. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, embroidery, cross word puzzles, and spending time with her family. Rita was a proud and loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother with a great sense of humor! Her faith was very important to her.

Survivors include her children, Mark “Woody” (Bonnie), Sauk Rapids, Marsha (Michael) Danzeisen, St. Cloud, Michael (Theresa), Saint Paul, Matthew (Kathleen), San Diego; grandchildren, Amanda (Tyler) Denniston, Greg (Jess) Danzeisen, Erik Skillrud, Kelsey Skillrud, Kate Skillrud; great grandson, Calvin Denniston. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert on April 13, 2016; sisters, Dorothy Smith, Theresa Pecorino, Marjorie Hamill; brothers, Marvin and Urban.

Thank you to the staff at Quiet Oaks and CentraCare Hospice for their excellent and compassionate care.

Memorials preferred to Quiet Oaks Hospice House.