Marlene Joyce Skalsky, age 78, of Polson MT, passed away on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 at home surrounded by family and friends overlooking Flathead Lake. Marlene had suffered from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) for the past several years.
She was born on February 3, 1939 in Beach ND to Julius and Barbara Larsen. In 1959 she married Paul Skalsky in Sidney MT where they raised their three boys. Marlene worked as a nurse’s aide in the local nursing home for over 33 years, where she was dearly loved by so many of the residents. She had a sense of humor that endeared her to everyone who knew her. After retiring, Marlene enjoyed volunteering at the local GoodCents Store before moving to Polson, MT in 2013 to be closer to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Marlene was preceded in death by her husband Paul and sister Betty Zinsli. Survivors include her three sons Jeff, Missoula; Todd (Lisa), Polson, and Mark (Tatia) of Polson. Three granddaughters, Brooke (Weston) Schaat, Lakeside, Morgan (Sam) Morton, Sandpoint, and LaiLa, Missoula; Also 5 wonderful great grandchildren Cooper, Jackson, Elliott, Patrick and Sidney.
Cremation has taken place and the family will take Marlene to Sidney next summer for burial.