Alyssa Bryanne Skogen

December 18, 1979 ~ August 24, 2019

Alyssa “Aly” Bryanne Skogen, 39, Sioux Falls, died Saturday, August 24, 2019, as a result of an accident.

Funeral Services will be 1:00 PM, Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at Church at the Gate (6820 W. 26t St., Sioux Falls) with visitation beginning at 11:00 AM.  Burial will follow at Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, rural Hartford.

Family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be directed to the Alyssa B. Skogen Memorial fund.  The proceeds will be used to assist needy children attending the Leif Erickson Day Camp in Sioux Falls where Aly worked.

Alyssa Bryanne Olsen was born to Keith & Dolores E. (Bundy) Olsen on December 18, 1979, in Gillette Wyoming. At the age of 6, she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior with her daddy by her side. From that time on, she had a desire to be a missionary, and that would reflect through her entire life. She attended Heritage Christian School, and Mitchell Christian School. During her middle school days, she began to live out her dream and became a summer missionary with Child Evangelism Fellowship. After graduating in 1998, she moved to Sioux Falls, SD, where she again let the missionary desire bloom through her life. 

She devoted herself to youth on many different levels, being a leader at First Southern Baptist, Celebrate Youth, Leif Erickson summer day camp, being a teacher, and her favorite, being a step mother.

Alyssa graduated from DSU with an English/Arts degree. 

She met Nathaniel Skogen in 2015, and was married in December of 2016. To her great joy, she became an instant stepmom, and grandmother! These kids were always the topic of conversation. 

Alyssa was loud, outspoken, bold, strong willed, and full of laughter. If she found a hobby, she would put every bit of energy into it. She had a lot of passions. She enjoyed rock climbing, camping, her Jeep, and the fair grounds.

She was a black belt in taekwondo, insisted on family game nights often, bonfires, and most importantly, date nights with her husband. 

Alyssa will be deeply missed by her husband, Nate Skogen; three stepsons, Paul, Gavin and Kadin; three grandchildren, Leo, Joclyn and Presley; parents, Keith and Dolores Olsen; three siblings, Paul (Tessa) Olsen, Jolynn (Jerran) Neve, Luke (Jennifer) Olsen; seventeen nieces and nephews, Isaiah, Ashton, Kallie, Alexis, Jairus, Jericho, Lily, Trevor, Kyle, Hailey, Andrea, Cassandra, MicKala, Brittany, Dustin, Landan and Rachel; parents-in-law, Daniel and Susan Skogen; siblings-in-law, Aaron (Erica) Skogen and Rebecca (Randy) Erickson; and grandpa-in-law, Harley Skogen.

Alyssa was preceded in death by her niece, Danielle.

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  • Cindy Hockett says:

    I remember Alyssa as a young child growing into a teenager, and she had such energy and enthusiasm. Please know you are in my prayers for comfort and strength for your entire family. Alyssa will be greatly missed! Her new Heavenly home is where she is at and will be now forever.

  • Tara says:

    My deepest sympathies to you all. I may not have known personally but she sure made Nate Happy. RIP Aly! Just remember we r all in our temporary home waiting to be seated with the man upstairs. Bless you ❤️

  • Gloria Paige says:

    This is so sad. Continuing to lift you up in prayer.

  • Anonymous Please says:

    To all who knew & loved Alyssa:

    May the Spirit of Peace gently enfold you in Its’ wings; and bring healing to your heart.

  • Esther L Fairbanks says:

    Alyssa and I had a lot of fun during sleepovers as teenagers. She had a sparkly, vibrant personality and loved Jesus. She had the most beautiful blue eyes. I am grateful for our friendship although we had not spoken for quite some time due to distance. She has a lovely family and you all are in my prayers. This shocking and painful loss which will change your lives significantly. The Holy Spirit will be with you. May you know deep comfort and strength in the midst of your grief.

  • Deb Heitzman says:

    Keith, Dee and family. I am so sorry for your loss. There are just no words. There is never a good time to say goodbye. Always one more hug, word or kiss to be given. My heart mourns with you.

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