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Patti Skadberg

Patricia “Patti” Ann Skadberg, 82, of Carrington, ND passed away on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at her home surrounded by family.

Patricia Butts was born on December 1, 1939, the daughter of LeRoy and Lucille Butts.  She graduated from Carrington High School in 1958.  She attended business school in Fargo and school in Minneapolis for a short time.

On March 28, 1959 Patti was united in marriage with James Skadberg at the Federated Church in Carrington.  Patti and Jim were blessed with three beautiful children.  They moved to a farm in Wells County, where they farmed until 2011.

Patti served as a school board member in Cathay, ND.  She was involved with the hospital auxiliary in Carrington, ND.  Patti and Jim were members of the Sons of Norway.  Patti loved her family and valued time with them.  Patti was a good listener, was selfless and showed unconditional love. She could often be found out in her garden in the summer months and canning her produce in the fall. Patti enjoyed music and dancing throughout her life.

Patti is survived by her three children, Kal (Debbie) Skadberg, Fargo, ND, Vicky Trottier, Grand Forks, ND and Stacey Heinitz, Carrington, ND; nine grandchildren, Kelly (Lydia) Skadberg, Sophia Skadberg, Trisha (Damian) Cowley, Kaylee (Duane Robinson) Trottier, Nadine (Mark) Bryne, Brenden (Mary) Trottier, Kyle (Sarah) Rzaszutak, Eli (Nate) Trosen, and Andrew (Molly) Rzaszutak and twenty-one great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Jim; her parents, LeRoy & Lucille Butts; son-in-law, Roderick Heinitz and her brother, Samuel Butts.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer memorials to Hospice, Carrington Daily Bread or Carrington Cemetery.


Patti’s Visitation will be Sunday, from 5:00 PM-7:00 PM with family present followed by a Prayer Service at 7:00 PM all at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.

Her Funeral Service will be held Monday, October 31, 2022, at 10:30 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church, Carrington, ND.

A Burial will be at the Carrington Cemetery.

Posted Condolences:


  1. Skadberg family, one of our best freinds Jim and Patti. Many fun times and memories.
    We won’t be able to come to servises as Karen has dimencia and Parkinsons and has hard time to walk with help, will be in our prayers.

  2. I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. sending my prayers and condolences to the family.

  3. So sorry to see of the loss of your mother! I enjoyed her so much. She was a fun person that enjoyed life.. Hugs to you all..

  4. Dear Vicki, Nadine & families, We’re so sorry for your loss in the passing of your dear mother & grandmother. We had the privilege of meeting Patti at Nadine‘s wedding, and she was such a joy!… so warm and welcoming that we felt like we’d known her forever. What a lovely talented woman – who absolutely adored her family. Our sympathy and prayers.

    Jerry & Merrie Rolland

  5. I am so sad to hear about Patti. She is with our mom now. I know they had some very special memories. ❤️😥

  6. Please accept our sympathies. We will always have fond memories of our time with her. May God comfort you at this time .

  7. Stacey, so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I always enjoyed visiting with her when she came into Barton Meats to shop. She can now be reunited with your dad. Together they made such a nice couple and will both be remembered with fondness.

  8. We are so sorry to hear of Patti’s passing. We may not have seen her often, but the stories we heard growing up made our mom’s days just light up and smile. You Mom was always very kind when we did visit. Keep all of them in your hearts.

  9. Paul & Laura Stokes

    Condolences to the family, especially Vicky, Kal, and Stacey. We knew Jim and Patti well, as Jim was my cousin, and I knew Patti in high school. We even hosted them when they visited us in Vienna, Austria while we lived there. We walked all around the city with them!

  10. So sorry for Patti’s immediate family and for all of the rest of her large extended family. In my mind there are so many memories of the entire Butt’s relatives and Carrington, North Dakota. Patti embodied the best of what people could be. She always had time for others and genuinely cared about them (as did Jimmy). Patti was a gem indeed who will be very missed.

  11. I so much wish we could come but we are not able to do so. sending love and prayers.
    I have been so blessed by your mom’s connecting with the on- line worship.
    She is such a precious, wonderful, person
    Please remember she IS still living– just with Jesus and her family in heaven.

  12. Always enjoyed visiting with Patti. God Bless her memory.

  13. Stacey & Family, So sorry to hear about your mom. She was always so friendly. May she Rest In Peace,
    Steve & Jane Metzger

  14. I have so many wonderful memories of Jimmy and Patti from my growing up years. And even from Wisconsin we knew how much fun they were having. She loved her family and friends.

  15. To Family and friends of Patti.
    So sorry to hear of your loss. She will be missed.
    May the Lord Jesus be your comfort, council and peace.

  16. To Patti’s family, we are very saddened to hear of your loss. On our last visit to North Dakota in 2021, we spent a wonderful afternoon with Patti in her home. It was wonderful to reconnect and hear family stories. She was so gracious, kind, and welcoming, and as is so traditional in North Dakota, we couldn’t leave without at least a little something to eat. The brownies she shared were wonderfully yummy.

    We feel blessed that we were able to see her on that visit.

    Our prayers are with you as you celebrate her life.


    Tom and Nancy Morlock

  17. Our sincere condolences to you all and your family. Patty was a wonderful person and so fun to be around. She will be missed.

  18. I just found out about Patti’s passing . Its so hard to see the natural progression of life into death. Patti was one of the people who I remember as always being kind when I was a child . I was a classmate of Stacey’s in elementary school and although many years have passed I do remember Patti and Jimmy with fondness.
    The loss of a mother is hard, I’m sending my heart felt condolences. In Christs love.

  19. Sorry to hear of Patti’s passing.
    She was a great woman, mother and friend for many and will be missed by many also.
    Jimmy and Patti made a great pair and you couldn’t ask for nicer people.
    May our dear Lord bless her, Jimmy, and their families and friends!
    They are together once again.


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