April 20, 1954 – April 7, 2012
A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Stein Chapel in Long Prairie, for Brigitte E. Skillings, age 57, of Long Prairie, who passed away on Saturday, April 7th at her residence. Pastor Gary Taylor will officiate. Friends and family may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Brigitte Elizabeth Eva Veissel was born on April 20, 1954 in Mullheim, Germany to Gerhard and Delores (Telfalski) Veissel. She was united in marriage to David Skillings on August 21, 1981 in Mannheim, Germany. The couple moved back to the United States, settling in Colorado Springs in 1987, and then on to Long Prairie in 1993. Brigitte adapted well to her new home and was active in her community. She served as President for the local Lions Club and Vice President/Treasurer of the Farmer’s Market, where she sold apples and vegetables that she had grown. Brigitte enjoyed crocheting, and making and selling crafts such as jewelry and fishing lures. She always had doggie companions, and enjoyed family gatherings and visiting with good friends.
Brigitte is survived and will be dearly missed by her husband, David Skillings; sisters, Petra Veissel, and Crystal Veissel; brother, Wolfgang Veissel; other family and many good friends.
Obituary and guest book available online at: www.williamsdingmann.com