Harriet L. Skoge
January 17, 1933 – March 26, 2020
Harriet Lavonne Skoge, age 87 years of Omaha, Nebraska, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on March 26, 2020. Harriet was born on a farm in Boyden, Iowa, on January 17, 1933 to Harm Harms and Carrie (Hilbrands) Harms. She was raised in Sibley, Iowa, and graduated from Sibley High School. Harriet met Richard Skoge in 1973, and they were married on October 12, 1983, in Las Vegas, Nevada. They enjoyed almost 19 years of marriage, until his death on March 26, 2002.
Harriet was a strong and resilient woman, raising her three children as a single mother. She was always baking cakes, cookies, brownies, or banana bread, especially if she was expecting visitors. The whole family particularly loved her homemade buns, a tradition she has passed on through the generations. Harriet was a little lady with a big personality. She loved to laugh, sing, and joke around, even in her final days.
Harriet is survived by her sons: Dennis (Starla) Lutterman of Omaha, Nebraska; Don (Pam) Lutterman of Omaha, Nebraska; and daughter, Colleen (John) Schraufnagel of Omaha, Nebraska. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Shanon (Jason) Schuknecht of Littleton, Colorado; Damon (Michelle) Lutterman of Papillion, Nebraska; Lindsay (Michael) Young of Elkhorn, Nebraska; Cory Lutterman of Omaha, Nebraska; Evie (Brad) Cory of Omaha, Nebraska; Melissa (Ryan) Stigge of Elkhorn, Nebraska; Tim (Lisa) Schraufnagel of Omaha, Nebraska; and Kyle (Julie) Schraufnagel of Omaha, Nebraska; and great-grandchildren: Ethan and Kyle Schuknecht; Damon Jr., Destiny, and Treyson Lutterman; Reese and Liam Young; Daniel and Davison Lutterman; Blaine and Wesley Cory; Nolan and Kellan Stigge; and Gabby and Anna Schraufnagel.
Harriet was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Skoge; parents, Harm and Carrie Harms; and siblings and brothers- and sisters-in-law: Weseley (Sophia) Harms, Jeanette (Pete) Fonkert, Arthur (Irene) Harms, Thelma (Ernie) Schroeder, and Clifford (Beatrice) Harms.
A Private Family Funeral Service will be held at Heafey Hoffman Dworak & Cutler. She will be laid to eternal rest at Westlawn-Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Please send memorials to the American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.