Donald Skaar

September 4, 1934 - June 10, 2020

Donald Skaar


Donald Skaar, 85, of Belvidere, IL, passed away peacefully on June 10, 2020 in Belvidere, IL. He was born on September 4, 1934 in Stoughton, WI to Cyril and Helen (Leng) Skaar. Don worked for Haumiller Engineering in the Maintenance Department for over 30 years. He was a jack of all trades. Don faithfully served our country in the United States Army.

Don found his spiritual home at First Presbyterian Church and was a faithful member for many, many years. He was very involved with his church and would even participate in Bible Study and write the weekly bulletins. Don loved to read, cheer on the Green Bay Packers, and participate in the Jail Ministry for Boone County. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He had a heart of gold and an infectious smile. He will be missed by so many. But especially, his former wife and longtime friend, Marie, who will miss their daily phone conversations.

Don will be dearly missed by his daughters, Kaarin Skaar, Mica Frary, Kristina (Stewart) Potter, Jamie (Jerammie) Hanvy; son, Joshua (Erica) Skaar; brother, David Skaar; grandchildren, Candice, Kaila, Sylvia, Michael, Donna, Jeremy, Ben, Preston, Mya, Anthony, Alena, Ashlynn, Ava, Abby, Luella, and Yvonne; 10 great-grandchildren, with 1 on the way; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sons, Randy and Nathan Skaar; and his infant sister.

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I’m sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you ( Mica) (Kaarin) & family. He’s with God and looking down on his family. Always will be missed, but never forgotten.

Willie & Ann Hamilton 2020-06-12T10:21:39

Kaarin, Mica and Sue,

We’re so sorry to hear about Don. My mother called tonight to let me know. We extend our heartfelt sympathy and my mother especially would really like to have an opportunity to connect with all of you.

Kaarin and Mica,

Thoughts and prayers are with you both. Our families spent a lot of time together when we were young. We haven’t connected with each other in a really long time. I pray God gives you the strength, guidance and peace in the days ahead.

With love,


Sheila Traxel 2020-06-11T20:38:44

Please accept my deepest condolences. I work as a correctional officer in Boone County, and I would often see Mr, Skaar when he volunteered his time with the Boone County Jail Ministry. He was a very nice person and well liked by the detainees he ministered to. Prayers to his family during this difficult time.

Jarret Loofboro 2020-06-11T20:14:54

Josh, Erica, Lue and Yvie,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you doing this difficult time. We’re keeping you all in our hearts ♥️. May the memories of you Dad/Grandfather keep your comforted in the days ahead.

All our love — Aunt Lee and Uncle Bobby 🙏♥️🙏

LeeAnn Hamilton 2020-06-10T19:13:44

My deepest condolences, heartfelt sympathy and love to our Illinois Skaar families. Uncle Don was also my godfather, and as the oldest first cousin, I do have good memories of visits to Grandma and Grandpa Skaar’s in Rockford as a child. We will reconnect one day to share pictures of decades gone by. He rests in peace and loved the life he lived with all of you.

Becky (Skaar) Grabow 2020-06-10T18:17:46


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