Rosemary J. Skala, 78, of Hoyt Lakes, died on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN.
She was born on Dec. 2, 1941, to Andrew and Jenny (Popesh) Koivisto. Rosemary was a 1959 graduate of Ely High School and married Martin Skala on Aug. 27, 1960. In 1964, they moved to Hoyt Lakes where Rosemary raised her children and was a homemaker. She was a catechism instructor at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Hoyt Lakes for many years.
Rosemary was a member of Queen of Peace Parish, its Assumption Group and the Hoyt Lakes VFW Auxiliary. She was an excellent cook who especially enjoyed baking.
Survivors include her son: Mark (Colleen) Skala; daughter: Mary (Donn) Benson; grandchildren: Laura (Evan) Swartz, Jesse (Crystal) Benson, Amy (Stuart) Beauregard, Josh (Sam) Benson, Jordan (Andrew) Snyder and Andrew Skala; great-grandchildren: Nicholas, Grace, Elizabeth, Samuel, Jolene, James and Elliette; her brother: Tom (Karen) Koivisto; and several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Jenny; husband, Martin; twin granddaughters: Stacy and Stephanie; and brothers: John and Bob.
Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Hope Parish in Hoyt Lakes with Fr. Peter Lambert, Fr. Eamonn Boland and Deacon Mark Skala celebrating the mass. Visitation will be one hour prior to the mass at the church. Burial will be in the Hoyt Lakes Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements by Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home in Aurora. “Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the church’s seating capacity is 50 people. Please let it be known that all are welcome to the visitation and that we will be gathering for an outdoor reception afterward at the Hoyt Lakes Beer Garden.”