Funeral service for Alvina Skibbe are at 10 a.m. Thursday at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton, with Pastor Terry Tareila of First Baptist Church in Newton officiating.


Alvina (Berhardt) Skibbe, 90, passed away Monday (May 26, 2008) in Newton.

She was born Dec. 22, 1917, in Marion County to Henry and Mary (Hill) Bernhardt. They preceded her in death.

Alvina married Forrest Skibbe on April 25, 1939, at the Charlesburg Church in Marion. He preceded her in death.

Alvina worked as a nurse’s aide at Wheat State Nursing Center in Whitewater.

She enjoyed gardening and flowers, puzzles and needlework. She loved her family and grandkids.

Survivors include sons, Darrel and Connie Skibbe of Newton and Jerald Skibbe of Greensburg; daughter, Jeannie Bateman of Marion; sister, Verla Mae Cott of Salina; and three grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers.

Funeral service was at 10 a.m. this morning at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton, with Pastor Terry Tareila of First Baptist Church in Newton officiating.

Burial was at Restlawn Cemetery in Newton.

Memorial contributions may be made to Asbury Park in care of the funeral home.