Prudie Skinner, age 84, of Herman, Nebraska

Prudie Skinner, age 84, of Herman, Nebraska
November 21, 1937 - June 5, 2022

Prudie Skinner, 84 years, of Herman, Nebraska passed away Sunday, June 5, 2022 at her home. Funeral service will be on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Tekamah, NE with burial in the Herman Cemetery, Herman, NE. Visitation will be held Friday, 5-7 p.m. at Pelan Funeral Services Tekamah. Memorials may be directed toward the First Presbyterian Church – Tekamah, Tekamah-Herman Public Schools Foundation. Arrangements by Pelan Funeral Services in Tekamah.

Prudence Morrow Skinner was born November 21, 1937, in Philadelphia, PA. She was the daughter of Dr. Paul Nesbit and Ellen Harrington Morrow. She graduated from Central High in Omaha, NE in 1955 and attended Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. She was a graduate of the University of Nebraska Lincoln in 1959 receiving a degree in elementary education and was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She taught kindergarten for two years in Omaha and Tekamah, NE and married Bruce Skinner on December 21, 1959, at Dundee Presbyterian Church in Omaha.

Prudie comes from Pioneer families in Fremont Nebraska; the Morrows, Nesbitts, Mittens, Harringtons and Browns. She was born in Philadelphia while her father was in residency at Temple University Hospital there. During World War II the family moved to four different army bases. Finally, the family settled in Omaha, where her father practiced pediatrics. Prudie was the first junior rodeo queen at Aksarben in 1948. She was a marksman and played piano and guitar. She was an avid lover of the outdoors and the mountains, was a camp counselor in Colorado in her college years and summited Long’s Peak twice.

A pillar of the community, Prudie‘s hand touched countless projects and organizations on the local and regional level. She worked intently for Farm Bureau and helped to launch the Learning Barn program which she was intensely proud. A longtime member of PEO and the Presbyterian Women, she was also a member of the Tekamah Garden Club, Tekamah Dance Club, Eco Club and of course, a 4H mom and Cub Scout troop organizer. This can only scratch the surface as she helped organize and lead countless Bible study groups and projects in the Tekamah and Herman communities.

For those lucky enough to have met her or have had their life touched by her in some way, one was always left feeling elevated and happier after spending time in her presence. She was a kind, loving soul and spent her life committed to helping others and doing whatever she could to do so with humility and passion for her fellow person.

She was preceded in death by her mother Ellen, father Paul and son Tommy.

She is survived by her husband Bruce of Herman, son Bob of Herman, daughter Ellen (Scot) Thompson of Elkhorn, son Bill (Lisa) Skinner of Herman, son Mike (Lori) Skinner of Minneapolis. Grandchildren include:  Trevin (Amy) Fricke, Madeline (Alex) Metzler, Sydney and Morgan Thompson, Emma, Alex, and Maxwell Skinner.