Interment will take place at Prairie View Cemetery in Paullina.
A lunch and time of fellowship will immediately follow the services at the church. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. at the Prairie View Cemetery.
Earl passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008, at Prairie View Nursing Home of Sanborn.
Earl Silas Skaar, the son of Swen and Myrtle (Hagen) Skaar, was born Oct. 28, 1914, in Gaza. His childhood years were spent in Gaza, where he received his early education. His family moved to Primghar, when he was in the 6th grade, where he continued his education, graduating from Primghar High School in 1934. Following graduation, he worked at William's Grocery Store and farmed at home.
Earl married Leona Margaret Kraft on Dec. 29, 1939, at the Horton Lutheran Church in Ocheyedan. Following their marriage, he continued to work at Williams Grocery Store. He began farming until moving to Ocheyedan, where he farmed for one year until moving to Melvin. They moved near Gaza, where Earl farmed, until his retirement. They moved to Spencer, where he operated the Star Mail route for one year. Earl and Leona moved back to Gaza and continued farming in 1959, until retiring and moving to Hartley. Following his retirement, Earl delivered pharmaceutical products for Hartley Drug Store. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hartley.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Karen; a sister, Dorothy Van Heuvelen; and a brother, Mervin.
Earl is survived by his wife, Leona of Sanborn; one daughter, Joyce Heitritter and her husband, Paul of Elkader; one son, Benny Skaar and his wife, Janice of Fond Du Lac, Wis.; nine grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and a brother, Elgin Skaar of San Francisco, Calif.
Warner Funeral Home of Hartley is in charge of arrangements.