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Ervin Skeldum

May 30, 1947 — January 17, 2023

Northwood

Ervin “Wess” Skeldum, 75, of Northwood, ND, passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2023. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at the Bilden-Askew Funeral Home in Northwood. A visitation will be held Monday, January 23, 2023, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service at the funeral home.

Ervin Skeldum was born May 30, 1947, in Jamestown, ND to Ervin and Margaret (Scranton) Skeldum. He grew up in the Woodworth/Jamestown area and graduated from Jamestown High School. Ervin joined the United States Army and after the Army, he worked as a ranch hand. He married Sharon Hayen and they had three children: Christopher, Michael, and Victoria. They lived in Beaver Dam, WI, Jamestown, LaMoure, and Cogswell, ND.

Ervin then married Barbara Topp and from this marriage, a son Corey was born. They lived in Jamestown before moving to College Station, TX, and back to Jamestown. He was then married to Darbra Kramer, and children Amber and Kevin were born. They lived in various places including Jamestown, McLaughlin, SD, and Hatton, ND. Ervin then married Hope Olson and Kelsey, David, and Courtney were born. He then married Phoebe Petronilo and is expecting a son next month. He enjoyed playing pool, shooting and collecting guns, and archery. He also loved driving truck, which he had put on over 5 million miles.

Survivors include his wife, Phoebe; children: Chris (Karen) Skeldum, Michael Skeldum, Victoria Schneider, Corey (Ashley) Skeldum, Amber (Nathan) Turnbull, Kevin (Sabrina) Skeldum, Kelsey (Zach) Soma, David Skeldum, and Courtney Skeldum; He is also survived by his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and a brother.

Ervin is preceded in death by his parents.       

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Monday, January 23, 2023

6:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

Bilden-Askew Funeral Home

219 Second Ave., Northwood, ND 58267

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Prayer Service

Monday, January 23, 2023

Starts at 7:00pm (Central time)

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219 Second Ave., Northwood, ND 58267

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Memorial Service

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Starts at 10:00am (Central time)

Bilden-Askew Funeral Home

219 Second Ave., Northwood, ND 58267

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