Gary Glen Skallman, age 72 resident of International Falls, passed away on June 2, 2020 in Bigfork, Minnesota.
Gary was born on October 7, 1947 in Bigfork. After high school he attended Bemidji State University and earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Following college, he moved to International Falls where he spent 21 years as a volunteer fireman, alongside his 48-year career with the City of International Falls from which he just retired from in January, 2020.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents Glen and Lila Skallman.
Gary had many interests. He was an avid hunter outdoorsman and a founding member of the Camp 83 hunting crew. He also enjoyed road tripping adventures, sports, photography, studying geography and reading his newspapers. Gary’s greatest joy was his family. He was a strong patriarch and did his best to teach and guide them. He was a loving father to his only son, Allen, and loving grandfather to Kaysha, Kylie and Lane, and loving great-grandfather to Jimi. He was the happiest when spending time with them.
Survived by his son Allen (Tracy) Skallman, beloved grandchildren; Kaysha Graves, Kylie Skallman and Lane Skallman, great-grandson Jimi Molskness, brothers; Kirk (Georgia) Skallman, Mark (Betty) Skallman and sister; Zona (Gordy) Kinn, along with numerous nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, furry grandkids, and many special friends. Gary was a strong, proud and good man. He is loved and will be missed by many!
Services will be held outside on Monday, June 8, 2020 at the Grace Community Lutheran Church in Bigfork.
Visitation at 1:00 p.m. until the 2:00 p.m. service with the
burial at the Bigfork Cemetary directly following. COVID-19 distancing will be observed.
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