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Karranda Marie Nicole Skaug

Karranda Marie Nicole Skaug, a loving wife and mother, lost her battle to cancer and passed away on Friday, February 7, 2014. Karranda left us for her Heavenly home in the presence of family and friends at her residence in Alvwood, MN. Karranda was only twenty-four when she left us.

On June 21, 1989 Karranda was born in Bemidji, MN to Randy and Karrie Gieser. After attending Northome High School and graduating in 2007 Karranda married Dennis on June 26, 2007. Dennis and Karranda had two beautiful boys, Zephaniah and Josiah, in their seven years of marriage together. Later Karranda attended Kaplan University and obtained a Real Estate Appraisal Degree.

Karranda was known for being a strong, devoted Christian and attended Calvary Covenant Church in Northome, MN. She was on the board of her church, and also organized youth activities.

Along with her faith and commitment to her church Karranda was a very hard working young woman. She was employed at Bowens Lodge in Deer River, MN for several years. While working there she touched many lives by spreading Gods love.

Because of her love for horses Karranda was led to volunteer many hours at a local not-for-profit horse ranch. While volunteering there she helped mentally and emotionally challenged children to enjoy the horses in whatever capacity they were comfortable with. Karranda also enjoyed taking her horse Kizzy to ranch sorting events on Saturdays.

She is survived by her husband Dennis Skaug; her two sons Zephaniah (age 4) and Josiah (age 2); her parents Randy and Karrie Gieser; siblings Karen (Scott) Merrill, Luke Gieser, Brandon (Rachel) Gieser, and Danette Gieser.

Funeral services will be held February 15, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Evangelical Free Church in Blackduck, MN. There will be a viewing one hour prior to the service. The graveside/burial will be at Ardenhurst Alvwood Cemetery following the services. A reception will follow back at the Evangelical Free Church.

There is a memorial fund set up at Wells Fargo Bank in Blackduck, MN. You can find information under Karranda Skaug Memorial. Mailing information for Wells Fargo is P.O. Box 250, Blackduck, MN 56630.

The Living Bible-Romans 10:9 "For if you tell others with your own mouth that Jesus Christ is your Lord, and believe in your own heart that God has raised him from the dead, you will be saved."