Myron “Mike” Skoblik


Mike SkoblikMyron “Mike” Skoblik, age 89 of Lucan, passed away Monday, July 30, 2018 at Clarkfield Care Center. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 8 at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Lucan. Visitation will be 4:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the church with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. and rosary to follow. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at church on Wednesday. Interment will be in the Our Lady of Victory Catholic Cemetery.  Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Myron “Mike” Skoblik was born February 20, 1929 to Stephen and Gertrude (Koller) Skoblik on the family farm north of Lucan, Minnesota.  He attended country school and graduated from Wabasso Public School in 1946.  After high school Mike helped his dad farm before he enlisted in the U.S. Airforce during the Korean War.  He attended air craft mechanic training in New Mexico.  After the service he returned to Minneota.  On May 7, 1953, Mike married Lavonne Woelfel at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Seaforth.  He worked as a mechanic in Minneota until he purchased his own garage in Lucan in 1962.  Mike was a member of the Lucan Lions, American Legion, and Commercial Club.  He was also a volunteer firefighter for many years.  Mike enjoyed his annual fishing trips to Canada and hunting in Minnesota and out West.  Mike grew up in a family that loved music.  He played with numerous bands in the area and eventually his children inherited his love of music and formed their own family band.

Mike is survived by his children: Gail (Daniel) Barber of Alexandria, Jerry (Marlys) Skoblik of Redwood Falls, Denise (Mike) Reiner of Springfield and Wayne (Sharon) Skoblik of Chanhassen; grandchildren: Jennifer (Amarjit) Singh, Sara (Brent) Ravnaas, Kristin Barber, David Skoblik, Emily (Samballa) Skoblik-Diallo, Benjamin Skoblik, Andrew (Laura) Reiner, Carolyn (Tyler) Anderson, Julia (fiancé Ryan Beyer) Reiner, Anna Reiner, Madeline Skoblik and Hannah Skoblik; great grandchildren: Arjan & Mahaan Singh, Tommy, Carson, Soren, & Elsa Ravnaas and Ellie Reiner.  He is also survived by his siblings: Beatrice Shemon of St. Paul, Elaine (Marvin) Manke of Sioux Falls, Norma Janachovsky of Marshall, Delbert (Phyllis) Skoblik of Lucan; sister-in-law Sue Skoblik of St. Cloud; and many other relatives and friends.  He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Lavonne, sons David & Craig Skoblik, granddaughter Lydia Reiner and brother Melvin Skoblik.


  1. Dean, Carol, Luke, Melissa Jakes, Brandon Juemann. says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  2. Cathy Morris says:

    Thoughts and prayers to your family during this difficult time

  3. Kristina Carlson says:

    Sending our condolences to you, Denise & Mike, and all family.

  4. Edward A Polman says:

    Family of Mike, Have you in my thoughts and prayers, will miss my weekly visits with Mike at the Care Center.
    Ed Polman

  5. Sherry and Kim Henrickson says:

    Our condolences to all the family.

  6. Connie Lanoue says:

    I will never forget growing up across from his garage, and how he was always kind and always a smile. And many nights spent sitting on our front steps listening to the band practice! Dad was saddened to hear, and rattled off so many good memories of Mike when I shared the news with him tonight. He was a wonderful man.
    Connie (Dudgeon) Lanoue and Jack Dudgeon

  7. Barb & John Campbell says:

    Condolences to all the family

  8. Judy Wreath says:

    Sorry for your loss Denise and your family!! So sad to lose your Dad—mine died Dec 30 at 92. Thinking of you at this sad time!! Cherish your memories!! Sympathy and hugs coming your way girlfriend!! Miss you!! Judy Wreath

  9. Ramona Ourada says:

    Condolences to all the family

  10. Deanna M Larson says:

    My dear cousins. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Uncle Mike. Of all the uncles, he seemed larger than life. Always smiling… My fervent prayer is that you find comfort in your cherished memories and through the grace of God, peace in your hearts. With love and respect condolences, Dee and David Larson and family.

  11. Kelly Goettig says:

    I am sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved Mike, my thoughts, condolences and prayers go out to all the family.

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