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Harold "Tinker" William Skov

Harold "Tinker" William Skov, 45, of rural Nimrod, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009.

He was born Aug. 11, 1963 to Harold L. Skov and Charlotte Jane (Kielty) in Washington, D.C. while his dad served in the U.S. Marine Corps. At an early age his family moved to Minnesota and lived in International Falls and later rural Nimrod on what became the family farm.

He graduated from Sebeka High School in 1981 and joined the National Guard. He was honorably discharged as a Sergeant E-5. During that time he worked in the Twin Cities area removing asbestos and doing other construction work. He then hired on with Umland Construction and built rock fireplaces and basements for a few years.

He married Deana Marie Mudgett on Aug. 5, 1989 and they established Cross Four River Ranch on his grandparents' property, north of Nimrod. They had a son in 1994.

He was a member of the Laborer's Local Union 132 for a few years and later moved to Local 563. He was a member of the American Hereford Association, American Angus Association, American Quarter Horse Association, American Paint Horse Association, Farmers Union, Farm Bureau, Riders of the Crow Wing Saddle Club and received an Honorary Chapter Degree from FFA.

He is survived by his wife; his son, Logan; his father; sisters and brothers: Lisa (Skov) Canoy, Jerome, Jennifer (Nohrenberg) Schnoor, stepbrothers and stepsister: Virgil Nohrenberg, Mitchell Nohrenberg and Beverly Nohrenberg; his grandmother, Margel (MeMe) O'Neil; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Charlotte (Jane) Nohrenberg; and his father-in-law, Donnie Mudgett.

Active casket bearers: Mike Sams, Joe Eischeid, Neal Spilman, Reese Meech, Dave Canoy, Tom Kuschel and Kevin Veronen.

Funeral service: 11 a.m. today (Wednesday), Feb. 18 at Sebeka United Methodist Church, with Pastor Loren Ferch officiating. Special music will be provided by County 20 and Kim Harrington. Congregational hymn will be "Rock of Ages." The Army National Guard Honor guard will provide military honors.

Interment: West Lyons Cemetery, Lyons Township, Wadena County.