Christina Skalnik Obituary

Christina Marie Skalnik
Christina Marie Skalnik
Christina Marie Skalnik

August 26, 1958 - August 4, 2007
Born in Chicago, IL
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Christina Marie Skalnik, 48, went home to the Lord on Saturday, August 4, 2007 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center after a three year battle with cancer. A Funeral Mass will take place 10 a.m., Tuesday, August 7, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Burial will take place Wednesday at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Chicago, IL.

Chris was born August 26, 1958 in Chicago to Alberta Guiffra and Charles F. Skalnik. She was employed 24 years with Holmes Murphy Insurance as a senior account manager.

Chris was a loving mother to her two sons, Sean Seymour of Martensdale and Garrett Skalnik of West Des Moines; she is also survived by her fiancée, Dennis Blum, brother, Michael (Carol) Skalnik of Chicago; two sisters, Rosanne (James) Anderson of Norwalk, Patricia (Louie) Johnson of Caledonia, MN; and numerous nieces and nephews. Chris was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Charles.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday at Dunn's Funeral Home where a vigil service will begin at 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Des Moines Chapter of Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure.


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Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Monday, August 6, 2007
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
7075 Ashworth Road
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
10:00 AM