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Erma Skallberg

October 21, 1928 — January 14, 2021

Erma J. Skallberg, 92 of New Windsor, IL died Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Mercer Manor in Aledo.  Graveside services are 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at the Oak Lawn Memorial Garden, Galesburg.  There is no visitation.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left to the New Windsor Presbyterian Church.  Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Home in Alpha is in charge of arrangements and online condolences can be made at

She was born October 21, 1928 in Alpha, IL to Ray and Marjorie Shirrell Kling.  She attended the New Windsor and Alpha schools. She married Douglas D. Skallberg February 20, 1946 in Kahoka, MO.  He died July 17, 2016.

Erma was employed at the Snack Bar in New Windsor as a waitress, cook and manager.  Erma was later employed by the New Windsor Elevator.

She was a member of the New Windsor Presbyterian Church and enjoyed sewing, bowling, crafts and volunteering at the New Windsor Rodeo and parades.

Survivors include three daughters: Barbara (Doug) Creek of Alpha; Jacqueline (John) Carlson of New Windsor; Terri (Gary) Unsworth of Seaton; 7 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; one brother, Larry Kling of Dover, Delaware; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Doug, one grandson, two sisters and one brother.

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Starts at 11:00am

Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens

2040 US-150, Galesburg, IL 61401

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