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OBIT: Harriet Skillen

Harriet “Henri” Skillen, 82, of Charles City Iowa, passed away Sunday, January 9, 2022 at Lutheran Living Senior Campus in Muscatine.

A funeral Mass for Harriet Skillen will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Charles City with Reverend Tom Heathershaw officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Greene.

Visitation will be held at the church on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until the start of the service. Following the service, a luncheon will be held.

Harriet “Henri” Grace Skillen, the daughter of Ralph Edward and Lillian Mae (Smith) Skillen, was born April 1, 1939 in Greene, Iowa. She attended school and graduated from Immaculate Conception Catholic School. Upon graduation, Harriet began working at National T Grocery and at KCHA in Charles City as a secretary/office administrator. She then started her 27 year career as a dispatcher with the Charles City Police Department in 1977 retiring in 2004.

Harriet was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She was an avid coin collector, enjoyed putting together artificial floral arrangements for family and friends, she loved cooking for her family, friends and all of her co-workers at the police station. Harriet also enjoyed shooting guns at the firing range, and found it very relaxing. She was a very special lady who would help anyone in need.

Living family members include her two sisters: Paulette Skillen and Sandra (dec. Daniel) Dugan; along with several nieces, nephews.

Harriet was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters and four brothers-in-law: Kathleen (Orville) Sinram, Joan (LaVerne) Sinram, Audrey (Jack) Adams and Daniel Dugan; one niece; and two great-nephews.

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