Curt Skeslien

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
 Curt Skeslien

On Oct. 16, 2019, a clear fall night, the last walk on the 18th green in the sky took place. Now a front row seat to the PGA Masters Tournament is to be had!

Curt was born in Conrad, Montana to Carl and Clara Skeslien on June 9, 1939.

Curt began a 34-year career with Safeway in Shelby, Montana, and ended his career in Dillon, Montana. Later Curt and Connie owned the Klondike Bar, Restaurant, and Casino.

On Oct. 20, 1979, Curt married the love of his life, Connie Sutherland, in Butte, Montana and became known as “Curtzo” to Connie’s family. Curt loved golf, Pinochle, and his Cadillacs.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Connie of Butte; daughter and son-in-law, Sheri and Dan Weaver of Orofino, Idaho; as well as grandchildren, Chris, Eric, and Chelsey, and their children; brother Ed (Barb) of Shelby; and sister Anna (Carl) Clark of Shelby; sister-in-laws Gloria (Owen) Perala of New York Mills, Minnesota, Michele Kasun of Butte, Colleen O’Donnell of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; brotherin-law Tim (Mary) O’Donnell of Cardwell; along with special friends, Jessie Lance and Mark and Susanne Dauenhauer. Also, nieces and nephews, greatnieces and -nephews and greatgreat-nieces and -nephews.

A Celebration of Curt’s Life will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at the Mountain View Cemetery at 1 p.m. A luncheon will follow at the East Side Athletic Club.

Condolences can be mailed to Connie Skeslien at 728 Evans, Butte, MT.

Curt’s family requests that memorials be made to Butte Emergency Food Bank, 1019 E. 2nd St., Butte, MT or Bagdad Shrine, 314 W. Park, Butte, MT.

Please visit to offer the family a condolence or to share a memory of Curt. Axelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been privileged to care for Curt and his family.