Jacqueline “Jacque” J. Skaaland, 80, of Eau Claire passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at her home.

Jacque was born on November 12, 1936 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.  She enjoyed the outdoors especially camping, motorcycling, and fishing in her younger years with her husband. Jacque was quite talented in making arts and crafts.   She worked as a nurse’s aide in Pediatrics at Sacred Heart Hospital and also at the American Legion for some time sewing blankets and quilts for the troops.

Jacque is survived by her husband, Rueben Skaaland of Eau Claire; sons, Jeff (Jody) of Eau Claire and Mike (Liz) of Eau Claire; grandson, Josh (Kelly) Skaaland of New Lisbon, WI; great-grandchildren, Jordan and Mila Skaaland; and siblings, Judy, Kay, Tom and Debbie.

Memorial services will be Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 11:00 am at Smith Funeral Chapel with Pastor Christine Emerson officiating.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the funeral home on Tuesday.


  1. My prayers go out to all of you . What a wonderful person and one of the most enjoyable person to be with. She will be missed. God bless.

  2. Jeff ans Skaaland family, I am saddened to hear the passing of your mother. My deepest sympathy to you and your family, Jimm Moore

  3. My deepest sympathy to Rueben, Judy, and all of Jacque’s family. She will be greatly missed. Jacque was always one of the highlights of our Wednesday American Legion Auxiliary sewing group. She could always be counted on to say something that would have us all laughing or blushing.

  4. Sending you our condolences. Jeff, I will keep you and Jody and the rest of your family in my prayers for peace, comfort and healing.
    Jacque will be missed.

  5. On behalf of our clinic we wish to express out sympathy on the passing of Jacque, she was a wonderful witty person who will be missed.
    God bless Jacque and her family for all the great memories
    Mike McMahon
    McMahon Chiropractic.

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