Myong Im Skadsem, 75, of Devils Lake, N.D., passed away early Wednesday morning, December 11, 2013 at the Heartland Care Center, Devils Lake in the loving care of her family.

Myong Im Skadsem, 75, of Devils Lake, N.D., passed away early Wednesday morning, December 11, 2013 at the Heartland Care Center, Devils Lake in the loving care of her family.

Funeral services for Myong will be held on Wednesday, December 18 at 1 p.m. at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake.  Friends may call at the Gilbertson Funeral Home on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until time of service.  

Myong Im was born on February 21, 1938 in Seoul, Korea.  She was raised and educated in Korea and lost both her parents at a young age. While living in Korea, she worked as a seamstress in a factory there.  Myong would use her extraordinary talent as a seamstress in many jobs she would pursue in her lifetime.

Myong met her future husband, Raymond Skadsem, while he was serving in the United States Army in Korea. They were united in marriage on September 1, 1979 in Devils Lake. They made Fort Lewis, Wash. their home for 5 ½ years then returned to Devils Lake briefly. While in Washington, Myong worked in the Bauer Clothing Factory.

 Myong and Raymond moved to Dallas, Tex. and they were both employed at Ultra Hospital for the next 17 years. Myong worked in the housekeeping department of the OR Unit.  She continued to work as a seamstress and she even had the opportunity to sew the cheerleading uniforms for the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders.
They returned to North Dakota and she worked at Trinity Nursing Home in Minot where they made their home until 1995 when they returned to Devils Lake. While living in Minot, Myong served as a Deacon at the North Hill Baptist Church.  She was known for her exceptional work ethic and there was never a question that each job assignment she had was done perfectly and completely.

That determination also showed in her pursuit to become a United States citizen.  She and her family were so proud of her achievement.  Myong loved gardening and no matter where they lived, there had to be a spot for a garden. Sometimes the ?garden spot? was pretty small, but she always made sure there was at least room for the tomatoes.  She loved sewing, crocheting and sharing her beautiful creations with family and friends.  Most any visit with Myong would include a game or two of Yahtze.  She loved time with family, especially being able to be able to care for and play with the children.

Myong was a hard working woman with a big heart for a woman of small stature.  We will miss you so much.

She is survived by her husband, Raymond; step children, James and Mary Skadsem, Donald and Jody Skadsem and Lisa and Joey Hermanson all of Devils Lake; grandchildren, Becky, Andrew, Amanda, Jackie, Robert, Courtney, Kylie, Kaytlin, Karlee, Colton, Drew, Allyson Jo and Breden; great grandchildren, Zoey, Emma, Benjamin, Megan and Emmett; a brother in Korea; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Lyle Skadsem, Devils Lake, Roger Skadsem, Doyon, N.D., David and Laurie Skadsem of Jamestown, N.D., Loren and Annie Skadsem of Binford, N.D., Sherry Uhlenkamp of Rugby, N.D., Patty Skadsem also of Devils Lake, Dianne Skadsem and Steve Hoffart also of Rugby, N.D and Lori and Greg Urbach of Lisbon, N.D.; many nieces and nephews also survive.

Myong was preceded in death by her parents; a brother; father-in-law and mother-in-law Reuben and Delores Skadsem and brother-in-law, Merlin Skadsem and sister-in-law Ann Skadsem.
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Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake, is in charge of arrangements.