Clara Skeslien

Clara Kalgaard Skeslien, 102, of Shelby, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at Marias Care Center. 

Graveside services were held Monday, Aug. 5  at Valley View Cemetery.

She was born May 4, 1917 in Conrad to Martin and Anna Kalgaard.

Clara married Carl Edward Skeslien July 31, 1936 in Shelby. They raised their family in Dunkirk and Shelby.

She is survived by sons, Curt (Connie) Skeslien of Butte and Ed and (Barb) Skeslien of Shelby; daughters, Anna (Carl) Clark of Shelby, Donna (Lewis) Sanchez of Helena and Diane (Ray) Stokes of Helena; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren; nephew and nieces.

Clara was preceded in death by her husband, Carl; daughters, Elaine (Dolly) Engles and Mary Welker. She was the oldest of eight Kalgaard children, whom all preceded her in death.

Condolences can be made to Clara’s memorial page at