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Sgt James Lyn Skalberg

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“Dearest Carter. The loss of your father is painful to all of our Nation. Many of us cannot imagine the pain your family will endure. I have a picture...Read More »
1 of 61 | Posted by: CSM John W. Black - Cullman, AL

“Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family Jamie. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I know you are proud of Jamie and we thank...Read More »
2 of 61 | Posted by: Cork and Lyn Sliger - Grant, IA

“Many across our great state and nation send sympathy and prayers to you. We will keep praying for you and all soldiers and their families. Thank you....Read More »
3 of 61 | Posted by: Karl Peterson - Lenox, IA

“Dear Jessica and family. I wish to convey my sincere condolences to you all on the departure of Jamie from the midst of your lives. You have shared...Read More »
4 of 61 | Posted by: Kenny L Hutcheson CMSGT USAF Ret - IA

“James, Kelli, and Spring: I am sorry for your loss and please contact me in the near future. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Home ...Read More »
5 of 61 | Posted by: Charles Mobley - Cullman, AL

“Our deepest sympanthy to the Skalberg family. We did not know Sgt. Skalberg, but we were two of the many Americans attending the Gravesite Services...Read More »
6 of 61 | Posted by: Dave and Susan Krahmer - NE

“Our deepest condolence. Be strong in your faith and let the grace of God embrace you! I hope you can feel the love and support our family is sending,...Read More »
7 of 61 | Posted by: Beth DeBolt - IA

“May God bless your brave hero deployed to heaven! ”
8 of 61 | Posted by: Kim Cileli - Red Oak, IA

“Another warrior has been called home. As parents of a US Marine, we share in your grief. God bless Jamie for his service to his country. He has given...Read More »
9 of 61 | Posted by: Elaine & Brett Barns - Glenwood, IA

“Jessica, Carter and family, I didn't know Sgt James Lyn "Jamie" Skalberg JR., but what a brave soldier taking care of our country. You all will be...Read More »
10 of 61 | Posted by: Wade and Linda Ash - Shenandoah, IA

“I did not know Sgt. Skalberg but I couldn't be prouder or respect him more if I knew him. My father was killed in a war when I was very young. I know...Read More »
11 of 61 | Posted by: Janice Hamlin - Centerville, IA

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends. We are so sorry for your loss. ”
12 of 61 | Posted by: Deb Karwal & Mont. Co. Conservation - IA

“There are no words that can express the tragedy of one's life...we are all honored to have such brave men fighting for our country...I will never...Read More »
13 of 61 | Posted by: Carolyn Reubenking - Red Oak, IA

“There was a man who gave his life and little did we know...he'd be coming home to Emerson/Red Oak where he was greeted by a big show!So many came to...Read More »
14 of 61 | Posted by: Linda M. Blackburn - Red Oak, IA

“an honor to participate in the escort from Omaha. May God look after your family and provide comfort during this time. ”
15 of 61 | Posted by: Mike McKenzie - IA

“We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family. ”
16 of 61 | Posted by: Amy Hollesen and Jesse McMillin - NE

“God Bless and Thank You ”
17 of 61 | Posted by: The Siekman Family - Malvern, IA

“To the Skalberg family & friends, We would like to Thank You all for your part in influencing Jamie in his young life to make him the man he...Read More »
18 of 61 | Posted by: Randy & Jessica Bennett - Cullman, AL

“I was looking at the Obituaries in our local paper and read James' and was very touched at the sacrifice that he and his family made for my freedom....Read More »
19 of 61 | Posted by: Devan Ponder - Cullman, AL

“Thanks goes to the James Skalberg family for your many sacrifices. As a family you supported a guardian of liberty, and you have also served the USA....Read More »
20 of 61 | Posted by: David & Theresa Voss - Dahlonega, GA

“I didn't know Sgt Skalberg, but I am very appreciative of his and his family's sacrifice for our Great Nation! I also hope his loved ones can get...Read More »
21 of 61 | Posted by: Ed - Shenandoah, IA

“May God keep you in his constant care and give you a peace that passes all understanding. My prayers are with you all. ”
22 of 61 | Posted by: Karla Wood - Red Oak, IA

“Our prayers and thoughts are with your family. May God comfort you in your time of sadness. ”
23 of 61 | Posted by: Alice Rohret - Jesup, IA

“I don't know your family but wanted to pay my respect to James.May you find comfort in knowing that he was a" TRUE AMERICAN HERO". Giving his time...Read More »
24 of 61 | Posted by: Roxanne Woolsey - Atlantic, IA

“While looking for a recent local passing, I read about your son. Please accept my deepest sympathy and gratitude for your son's service. I cannot...Read More »
25 of 61 | Posted by: Pam Hagan - AL

“Our Deepest Condolences are with You and your Family in this time of Sorrow during the loss of Your Son, Husband, Father & Family Member, Sgt. James...Read More »
26 of 61 | Posted by: Donald Reese, SAF Caseworker, American Red Cross, Cullman, AL & - AL

“James and Kelli, John and I are so very sorry for the loss of James Jr. We remember you all from keeping Jonathan in 2002 and you and your children...Read More »
27 of 61 | Posted by: John & Mary Woods - FL

“My deepest sympathies to the families of SGT James Skalberg. Thoughts and prayers to you all. Thank you Jamie for serving our country to fight for...Read More »
28 of 61 | Posted by: Lynn Sundberg - Durham, NC

“I never knew Jamie. But I would like to say thank you, not only to him, but also his family for his and your sacrifice to the entire US. Words cannot...Read More »
29 of 61 | Posted by: Heather - Cullman, AL

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Jamie Skalburg during this time of loss. He has made the ultimate sacrifice and will not be...Read More »
30 of 61 | Posted by: Michael and Kristi (King) Niemann - NE

“To the family of Sgt. James L Skalberg, JR. We would like to send our prayers and thoughts to your family for the loss of Sgt. Skalberg. We also want...Read More »
31 of 61 | Posted by: Murphy & Denice Ward - Vinemont, AL

“Mrs. Skalberg and Carter, we are very sorry for your loss. We also want to Thank Sgt Skalberg for defending our county. You and Carter will be in our...Read More »
32 of 61 | Posted by: Jo & Vince Dove - Cullman, AL

“My Deepest Condolences. ”
33 of 61 | Posted by: Pamela Lynne Hopper - Cullman, AL

“My thoughts are with your family, Thank You for your service for your country. ”
34 of 61 | Posted by: BTC/MMC(SW) John Childers USN (RET) - IA

“Our prayers go out for the family of this soldier. God Bless. We are living in the land of the free because of brave men like this young man. We are...Read More »
35 of 61 | Posted by: Jim and Dianna Jenkins - Cullman, AL

“Our prayers go out for the family of this soldier. God Bless. We are living in the land of the free because of brave men like this young man. We are...Read More »
36 of 61 | Posted by: Jim and Dianna Jenkins - Cullman, AL

“I cannot express the sadness we feel for your family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Blessings and peace to all of you. ”
37 of 61 | Posted by: Curtis and Janie Peterson - IA

“We are so sadden of your loss. Our prayers goes out to both families. We are very proud of Military men and women who services our country. ”
38 of 61 | Posted by: Sandy & Lambert Larson - Gretna, NE

“So sorry for your loss, May God Almighty comfort you like only he can. Thankful for SGT James Lyn Skalberg's service to our country. Much love and...Read More »
39 of 61 | Posted by: Charity Freeman - Cullman, AL

“You may stand at ease soldier, you have served your country and did us proud. My prayers go out to the family, may God comfort you. ”
40 of 61 | Posted by: Ronnie Jones - Hanceville, AL

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family. This soldier is a true American hero and I will think of him daily. I lost my stepson on 01Nov06 in...Read More »
41 of 61 | Posted by: Daryl Nethery - Cullman, AL

“Prayers are going out to this family! All of our soldiers need all of our prayers. May God watch over this family and wrap his loving arms around you...Read More »
42 of 61 | Posted by: Carol Thomas - Cullman, AL

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of great loss and sorrow. God loves you and will always be there to give you...Read More »
43 of 61 | Posted by: Kirk & Deloris Samples - RED OAK, IA

“My prayers are with your family during your time of mourning. God bless. ”
44 of 61 | Posted by: Carrie Shalters - Red Oak, IA

“To the family of Jamie, please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. As a Blue Star Mother, I understand the pain of seeing your husband,...Read More »
45 of 61 | Posted by: Debbie Seifert - Tucson, AZ

“Our thoughts to the family & our porch light is on as Jamie comes home. ”
46 of 61 | Posted by: vicki kiesel - villisca, IA

“RIP SGT James "Jamie" Lyn Skalberg Our smypathies to the family. ”
47 of 61 | Posted by: Kathy and Ross Collins - Farragut, IA

“To Jessica, Jamie Sr., Kelli and many other family members. Our hearts go out to all of you for your tremendous loss. There are no words to make...Read More »
48 of 61 | Posted by: Robyn Schubert Skalberg - MN

“my heart is so heavy . my heart goes out to your family. i will always be here for them. as your 'mom2' you are in my heart and thoughts. will never...Read More »
49 of 61 | Posted by: terri poulson - emerson, IA

“May knowing others care help your through this troubled time. May the love of all around you bring you strength and consolation. Take comfort in...Read More »
50 of 61 | Posted by: Alan and Jeanie Kirshen - Red Oak, IA

“Sending our deepest condolences to your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
51 of 61 | Posted by: Jim, Bev & Dylan Hambright - IA

“There are no words. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
52 of 61 | Posted by: Kelly Docker - Red Oak, IA

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this your time of loss. May God be with you all and give you His Strength and Peace. ”
53 of 61 | Posted by: Pat Novak - Red Oak, IA

“Even though I do not know you, my heart aches for your family. He gave the ultimate saciface for his country. May you be proud of him for having the...Read More »
54 of 61 | Posted by: Sandy - Council Bluffs, IA

“My heart breaks for your family. Jamie, thank you for serving our country and being such an amazing person and for all the memories in high school....Read More »
55 of 61 | Posted by: Jerrica Jones-Knop - Red Oak, IA

“My thoughts and prayers are with ALL at this time of loss. ”
56 of 61 | Posted by: Shelley - Emerson, IA

“To the Skalberg family, My heart felt prayers for you all. We love you and are here for you. I loved my nephew a lot and I am deeply saddened by the...Read More »
57 of 61 | Posted by: Rhonda Dugger - Omaha, NE

“God now has another wonderful Angel. Please accept my family's heartfelt thanks and respect for his sacrifice and know that the Skalberg family will...Read More »
58 of 61 | Posted by: Linda Snow - Maryville, MO

“My heartfelt sympathies to the family and friends of James Skalberg. May God bless you all. ”
59 of 61 | Posted by: Patrick - Bellbrook, OH

“My family and I would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the Skalberg family. We want to thank Jamie and your family for the sacrifice and...Read More »
60 of 61 | Posted by: James Clark - Des Moines, IA

“My thoughts and prayers are with the Skalberg family during this very difficult time. I served in the 1168th Trans with Les. My deepest condolences...Read More »
61 of 61 | Posted by: Anna (Carroll) Schleimer - Exira, IA


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Sgt. James Lyn "Jamie" Skalberg, Jr., the son of James and Kelli (Hannah) Skalberg, Sr. was born December 5, 1986 at Fort Hood, Texas. He was killed on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 serving his country on active duty in the U.S. Army in Maidan Shahr, Wardak province, Afghanistan at the age of 25 years, 6 months and 22 days. Jamie was born while his father was in the military. As a young child, the family lived in Fort Hood, Texas; Vilseck, Germany; and Good Hope, Alabama. Jamie moved to Emerson, Iowa and lived with his grandparents while attending Nishna Valley High School. Jamie participated in basketball, football and track. He graduated with the Blackhawk class of 2005. Jamie attended Peru State College, Peru, Nebraska and played football, prior to enlisting in the U.S. Army in February of 2007. Jamie was united in marriage to Jessica Payne on October 20, 2009 in El Paso, Texas. To this union, their son Carter was born on July 12, 2011. Jamie was an avid sports fan, his favorite teams were the L.A. Lakers and Iowa State Cyclones; he also enjoyed music. Jamie was loved by his family, fellow soldiers, friends and community. He was carefree, easy-going, reliable, level headed and loving, and was a gentleman in all respects. Jamie adored his wife, Jessica and son, Carter. He was proud to serve his country and was greatly respected and loved by his Soldiers. Jamie's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart (posthumous awards), Army Commendation Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Driver's Badge, Air Assault Badge and Combat Action Badge. Jamie was preceded in death by his great-grandparents; Ray & Emily Mattox; Michael & Lois Herbert; and grandfathers: Ted Brewer and Virgil Isaac. Jamie is survived by his wife, Jessica and son Carter of Red Oak, IA; parents, James & Kelli Skalberg, Sr. of Cullman, AL; sister, Spring Skalberg of Cullman, AL; grandparents: Bonnie & John Stephens of Emerson, IA; Karen Brewer of Emerson, IA; John Skalberg of Essex, IA; and Bob Hannah of Penrose, CO; and aunts & uncles: Denny & Babe Proctor and Gator & Melody Stephens. Jamie is also survived by his mother-and father-in-law, Meshell and William "Bill" Billings, Jr. of Red Oak, IA; father-in-law, David Payne of Omaha, NE; brother-in-law, Jacob Payne, who is currently serving in Afghanistan; sister-in-law, Courtney Billings of Red Oak, IA; and grandparents-in-law, Craig & Judy Euken, William & Jan Billings, Sr. and Jim & Sharon Payne; along with other relatives and many friends. May God bless his memory and give strength to those who mourn. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Red Oak, Iowa Burial in Emerson Cemetery, Emerson, Iowa Rev. Fred Pilecki, Officiating Visitation will be held Friday, July 13, 2012 at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Red Oak, Iowa from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Family requests memorials in lieu of flowers to the Carter Skalberg Educational Fund. Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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