Austin James Skyberg

Nov. 16, 1989 – June 24, 2012

Funeral services were held on June 29, 2012, in Estherville, Iowa, for 22-year-old Austin Skyberg, son of Tamrin Badget of Cowley and Daniel Skyberg of Sioux Falls, S.D. Austin was killed in an automobile accident June 24 in eastern Minnesota.

Austin James Skyberg

Austin was born on Nov. 16, 1989, in Sioux Falls. He was united in marriage to his soul mate, Joy (Carlson), in Estherville on Sept. 10, 2011. The two met in college in 2008 and came together through their passion for film, similar personalities and a deep love for one another. To Joy and Austin, every day was a grand adventure, and they dived in with both feet. Austin and Joy had three rocks with these words on them: Faith, Hope, and Joy. Each time Austin went to his job several miles from their home, the rocks with Faith and Hope stayed behind so Joy would know he would always be back. Austin tucked the rock which said Joy into his pocket so she was always with him.

Austin’s shining star was his little brother, Evan. Austin was there the day Evan was born and was proud to help care for and nurture him as he grew. Austin passed on his love of Star Wars to Evan and dueling light sabers was their favorite game. They laughed, played and loved every minute they were together. Evan adored him.

Austin loved creating. His passion was filmmaking and videography. He directed and edited many film projects. He was a traceur, an enthusiast in the practice of Parkour. He enjoyed theater, performing and working on a number of high school and college plays. He loved video games, playing and modifying games for himself and his friends. He had a great interest in history and medieval re-enactment. Austin’s word was his bond and to know him was to trust him. He was one of those special people who greeted every day with a smile and with exhilaration, living every moment with gusto.

He was deeply loved by all who knew him. He will be greatly missed by his wife, Joy, of Estherville, Iowa; father Daniel (Deb) Skyberg of Sioux Falls; mother Tamrin Badget, little brother Evan and grandparents Ken and Diane Badget, all of Cowley; grandparents Jan and Paul Skyberg of Renner, S.D.; mother- and father-in-law Connie and Lannie Carlson of Estherville; aunts, uncles, numerous cousins, many, many friends, his co-workers and the community of Estherville.

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