Lois Skvicalo

Lois E. Skvicalo

March 26, 1933 - June 18, 2020
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Lois E. (Huddleston) Skvicalo was born in Wasta, SD, to Lee and Mayme (Miner) Huddleston on March 26, 1933. She was raised in Piedmont and Sturgis, SD. After graduation from Sturgis High School in 1951, Lois went on to marry her husband, Blas Skvicalo of Lead, on November 23, 1953. Not long after their marriage, Blas joined the United States Army, which brought their new family to Fort Bliss, TX, for three years before returning to Lead in 1957.
Following their return to Lead, Lois worked alongside Blas as a bookkeeper for Brown Swiss Dairy, Co. In her later years, Lois assumed the roles of bus driver and head custodian for Lead High School, growing very fond of all of the students who passed through over the years. She spent her retirement split between taking care of her grandchildren in Minnesota, and her and Blas’s family ranch 10 miles south of Lead. Her time was most often spent touting her grandchildren around town and mentoring them towards success in life. Lois dedicated her life to sharing her heart of gold, providing relentless and unconditional love and care to her family and friends.
Lois E. Skvicalo, 87, died Thursday, June 18, 2020, following a courageous battle against Alzheimer’s disease. Her profound loss will be felt deeply by all of those who knew her; her inviting smile and warm touch serve as everlasting memories of Lois.
Lois is survived by her brother, Bill (Darlene) Huddleston of Buffalo, WY; her sons, John (Cathy) Skvicalo of Lead, George Skvicalo of Savage, MN, and Mark (Tami) Skvicalo of Lead; her daughter, Mary McNeary of Minneapolis, MN; six grandsons; two granddaughters; and four great-grandchildren.
Lois was preceded in death by her husband, Blas; her father, Lee; her mother, Mayme; brothers, Bud and Red Huddleston; sisters, Myrtle Malen, Betty Dubry, and Leona Casteel; brother-in-law, Pete Skvicalo; sister-in-law, Nickie Johnson; and son-in-law, John McNeary.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with Rosary at 7:00 p.m., Monday, June 22, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Lead.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 23, 2020, also at St. Patrick's Catholic Church with Father Zane Pekron officiating. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, south of Lead on Rochford Road.
Two memorials have been established in Lois’s name to the St. Patrick's Catholic Church and to the Lead-Deadwood Booster Club.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    June 22, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    June 22, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    St. Patrick's Catholic Church
    141 Siever Street
    Lead, SD 57754
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  • Rosary Service

    June 22, 2020 | 7:00pm
    June 22, 2020 7:00pm
    St. Patrick's Catholic Church
    141 Siever Street
    Lead, SD 57754
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  • Mass of Christian Burial

    June 23, 2020 | 10:00am
    June 23, 2020 10:00am
    St. Patrick's Catholic Church
    141 Siever Street
    Lead, SD 57754
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    Father Zane Pekron
  • Interment

    June 23, 2020 | 11:30am
    June 23, 2020 11:30am
    Lead Holy Cross Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    Lead, SD 57754
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Jeannie Pavich

Posted at 11:21am
Dear Skvicalo Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Jeannie Pavich

Sina and Doug Glover

Posted at 09:41pm
So sorry to hear of Lois’s passing. Many fond memories of her not only at school but also when she worked at the Meadows and her and I had an ongoing conversation about the perfect house. Thoughts and prayers to her family. May your many memories quickly replace the sadness in your hearts.

Doreen Weiers

Posted at 09:28pm
Lois was living at Golden Ridge when I got to know her and Blas. Such a great lady. Always enjoyed their company. Now they are together again. Condolences to the family

Sharon Stewart

Posted at 04:34pm
In 1964-65 I and my former husband lived next door to Lois, Blas and her family on May St. in Lead.. She was a wonderful neighbor. Sincere condolences to her family.

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