Donald Emanuel Skabelund
April 25 1929 – January 7, 2018
Born in Logan, UT
Resided for many years in Albuquerque, NM
Passed away in Lawrence, KS
Donald Emanuel Skabelund, 88, died after a long decline caused by Alzheimer’s disease. “Don” was predeceased by his parents Emanuel and Evelyn (née Olson) Skabelund and brothers Dean and Elmer. He leaves to mourn him his wife Dana (née Tucker) Skabelund, daughters Alyson Von Feldt (Douglas Von Feldt) and Anhara Disko, and grandchildren Jacob Von Feldt, Sophia Von Feldt, Meredith Von Feldt, Aidan Von Feldt, and Ashtyn Webb.
His family knew him as a kind and selfless man. He was a seeker of knowledge–a UNM professor of physics and history. He was fascinated by all things and surrounded by books. He was a lover of animals, a hiker, a gardener, and a devout man of faith. He entertained with his jolly wit.
He will be beloved forever and deeply missed.