Colleen Marie Skuya, 69, of Sioux City passed early Sunday morning at the hospital where she spent her career as an ultrasound technician helping heal the sick and providing expecting parents a first glimpse of new lives. Her parting is deeply felt by her family who invite the public to a visitation at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel Wednesday from 5:00PM to 8:00 PM. There will be a Prayer Service at 7:00 PM. Funeral services will be held at Redeemer Lutheran on Thursday, May 11th at 10:30 AM. Her burial will be Friday, May 12th at 9:30 AM. She will be laid to rest at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Adel, Iowa. Online condolences may be directed to www.meyerbroschapels.com
In her passing she leaves behind a family who loves her. She is survived by her husband Richard Skuya, her brothers Rick and Larry Cuklanz, three children: David, James, and Matthew, Daughters in-law Seanna, Jenn, and son-in-law Jacob. Colleen is also survived by her grandchildren Connor and Asher whom she adored.
Colleen is preceded in death by her sister Carol Taylor, and parents Marvin and Arlene Cuklanz who brought Colleen into this world on October 31st, 1953 and raised her in Terril, IA.
In life Colleen was a mother who enjoyed family vacations, including a cross-country drive with the family to Orlando, FL and the Magical Kingdom of Disney. Travel was a passion for her and with the benefit of an early retirement traveled with her husband Richard to all corners of the country she loved.
While tending to family and career through her life she enjoyed assembling jigsaw puzzles, baking and decorating Christmas treats with her children, and expressing her joy through musical pursuits. No holiday went by without the family home meeting the occasion. From Easter baskets to Halloween ghouls and ghosts, and of course her favorite time, Christmas. She loved bringing smiles to her children’s faces and loved decorating for holidays with her sons.
She found her faith home at Redeemer Lutheran Church where she sang in the choir with her friends and performed flute. Of course, she would spend time playing piano pieces at home.
The family would like to thank all the family, friends and colleagues who knew and loved her.