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of Buffalo, MN

December 31, 1926 – January 1, 2024


Saturday, January 6, 2024

9:00 A.M.

The Peterson Chapel – Buffalo, MN

Funeral Service w/ Military Honors

Saturday, January 6, 2024

11:00 A.M.

The Peterson Chapel – Buffalo, MN

Luncheon to follow the service at Huikko’s Bison Creek Event Center in Buffalo, MN

Marvid “Bud” Harlin Skeslien passed away January 1, 2024 at the age of 97 and 1 day.

He was born December 31, 1926 to the late Martin and Bertha (Olson) Skeslien in Glenwood, MN, the oldest of three children.  He was confirmed in the Lutheran faith at age twelve. He attended school through the 8th grade and worked on farms in the local community for several years.

Marvid honorably served his country in the Army from 1948 to 1952 receiving a Korean Service Medal with 1 bronze star, MKM Badge M-1, and Occ Medal (Japan) UN Services ribbon.

Marvid and Peggy (Berthiaume) were united in marriage on October 15, 1988 at their home in Waverly, MN.  They enjoyed fishing several lakes in MN, but loved Lake of the Woods and Mille Lacs Lake most. Many hunting trips were made to Underwood and northern MN.  Wintering at Wild Horse Ranch in Tucson, Arizona and Burro Mountain, Silver City, New Mexico was filled with several four-wheeler adventures.

Marvid is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Peggy; sister, Laverne (Clem) Reining; daughter-in-law, Dar Denzer; Grandchildren, Pam (Dave) Ochs, Patty Denzer, Scott (Laureen) Denzer, Cheryl (Mark) Niebur, Craig (Mary) Denzer; twenty-one great grandchildren; brother-in-law, Michael (Linda) Berthiaume; sisters-in-law, Eleanore Berthiaume, Leone Anderson, Rose (Kevin) Rasset, Pam Kummer; numerous nieces and nephews.

Marvid is preceded in death by his parents; son, Merle “Dug” Denzer; sister and brother-in-law, Elaine and Don Janssen; nephew, Mike Reining; mother-in-law, Leone Berthiaume; six brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law.

A special thank you to Triniti Home Health and Hospice for their unending care and support.


3 Guestbook Entries

  1. Joseph Kummer

    I’m sorry for your loss, Peggy. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you navigate through this difficult time. Deuteronomy 31:8.

  2. Cheryl Lynn Niebur

    Bud will be dearly missed.

  3. peggy L skeslien

    Bud, the happies day of my life was the day I fell in love with you. The 45 years we have been together were the best days ever. How I miss you so much my husband. I know in my heart one day we will be holding hands again in front of God and we both will live in God kingdom forever together. our home is not the same now because you are not here with me in body. I feel you around me & I feel you walking by my side each day. My husband no will ever take your place as my husband in my heart & life. all my love belongs to you Bud. I LOVE YOU EVERY DAY. love your wife Peggy our baby Skipper misses you so much.


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