With great sadness, we wanted to let all of our FTHS friends and customers know that Faith passed away last Thursday after a courageous battle. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Obituary – Faith Skrdla

Faith (Weber) Skrdla, 40, of Littleton, Colorado passed away on Thursday, July 27th, 2017. Faith died peacefully in a care facility after a courageous battle with brain cancer.

Faith was born on December 15, 1976 in Kearney, Nebraska. She was the youngest of three children born to John and Ellen (Griesse) Weber. Faith attended school at Zion Lutheran and Kearney Catholic High School. She entered Concordia College in Seward, Nebraska after graduating high school in 1995. Faith returned to Kearney to pursue a degree in business while working for her family at Prairie Hills Golf and Ski Club. After returning to Kearney, Faith started dating Nate Skrdla. They were married August 8,1998 and moved to Denver, Colorado, in the spring of 1999 after Nate graduated from UNK. Faith worked for the Buckle, as a personal trainer and for Pulte Homes. Faith and Nate welcomed their first child, Mekaela in 2001, and Ethan joined their family in 2004 followed by Andrew in 2006. Faith maintained an independent business as an illustrator in From the Heart Stamps.

In 2009, the Skrdla’s moved to Munising, Michigan to follow Nate’s career and to be closer to Faith’s parents. Faith was active in their church, Good Shepherd Lutheran, and she helped coordinate Vacation Bible School, Women’s Ministry, clothing donations, and children’s programming. She also home-schooled their children, integrating nature and distinctive learning experiences into the curriculum. In 2013 the family moved to Kearney, Nebraska. Faith was very involved in ministry at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, working as the Director of Youth Programs as well as coordinating clothing drives and Vacation Bible School. In 2015, the family returned to Colorado, settling in Littleton. Faith was an active leader of Women’s Bible Study in multiple locations. While Faith touched the lives of many wherever she was, her heart always felt at home in Colorado.

During her youth, Faith was very active in athletics and dance. She participated in track, volleyball, basketball, and was a Lucky Star at Kearney Catholic. As a mother, Faith supported her children in their pursuits of competitive and traveling hockey, enjoying a trip to Burlington, Vermont with Mekaela in the spring of 2016. Most profound was Faith’s artistic ability, expressed in her independent business and through photography. Faith was able to capture the beauty of simple moments, glorifying God’s beauty in nature, her family, and daily activities. Always ready for adventure, Faith approached new endeavors with a trusting sprit, contagious laughter, and enduring positivity.

Faith was preceded in death by her grandparents. Faith is survived by her husband, Nate, and her three children Mekaela, Ethan and Andrew; her parents, John and Ellen Weber of Munising, MI; her siblings Mike (Carol) Weber of Pleasanton and Heidi (Jamison) Lubben of Fort Mill, South Carolina; her parents-in-law, (Jack) Cheryl Johnson of Upland and Larry (Becki) Skrdla of Newport; her brothers-in-law, Mark (Trisha) Skrdla of Colorado Springs, CO and Matt (Shauna) Skrdla of Ft. Collins, CO and 7 nephews and nieces. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Kearney, Nebraska at 11:00 am on Saturday, August 5th. On Monday, August 7, a Memorial Service will be held at the mouth of the Rock River, west of Au Train, MI, at 10:30 a.m. Memorials can be sent to the church or family.

Her family and friends have set up a Go Fund Me to support her husband Nate and her children. Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
69 Comments
  1. Kathy D. 2 days ago

    I feel like I lost a friend, so I can only imagine what her design teams and family are feeling. My prayers go out to all of you. As many others have said Faith was a blessing to us. She shared God’s love so freely that it was an inspiration to all of us. I know she would only want us to mourn for a short time because now she is in Heaven with her Heavenly Father with no pain or sorrow. I can’t wait till I can meet her in person in Heaven. I just want to say “thanks” to Faith’s family for sharing her with us over the years. You will never know how many blessings her drawings have brought over the years and they will continue to bring for many years to come. I am so sorry for your loss.

  2. Denise Goeldner 5 days ago

    So sorry to read this news. My condolences to her loved ones. She will surely be loved and missed, such a wonderful lady very talented artist too.

  3. Borqna 6 days ago

    I am so sorry to read this incredibly sad news. She was a wonderful artist!
    She will live forever in our hearts and cards!
    Many condolences to her family!

    RIP dear Faith

  4. Lisa Peronto 1 week ago

    So sad to hear of this. She was always so sweet and responded quickly to emails. I know that she was a busy and devoted Mom. My prayers go to her family and know that she will be missed by many.

  5. Lisa D. 1 week ago

    I had been thinking about Faith a lot in these last few months and was so saddened to hear of her passing. Our community has lost someone very special. Faith was an incredible woman and she will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers will continue for her dear family and friends.

  6. fmand53@gmail.com 2 weeks ago

    How very sad to read of Faith’s passing, but God has a talented Angel in Heaven with Him. My thoughts and prayers go out to Faith’s husband and children.

  7. Debbie Fisher 2 weeks ago

    I too was so sorry to hear this news last week. I am so honored to have been on her team for several months. I enjoyed getting to know Faith and loved her images. My prayers go out to Nate and the kids and the rest of the family. I can’t even imagine…

  8. Fit Kitty 2 weeks ago

    I am so sorry to read this incredibly sad news. Please convey my deepest sumpathies to Faith’s family.

  9. Bunny 2 weeks ago

    Very sad new indeed. I’m so sorry to hear this. My sympathies to her family.

  10. Irene Lanouette 2 weeks ago

    Such a bright light out too soon. My condolences to her family.

  11. Debbie Pokerwinski 2 weeks ago

    I’m so sad to hear this news. We communicated by email a couple of times. Faith was so sweet and talented…an inspiration to us all! I think I have every one of Faith’s digital drawings, I just love them so much! I hope you will keep the blog and website going in her memory. She was taken too soon, but God has bigger and better plans for Faith and her family. My thoughts and prayers go out to them. xoxo

  12. Billie A 2 weeks ago

    So sorry to hear the news. Blessings and prayers for her family. Such a great loss.

  13. Karen 2 weeks ago

    I was so saddened hear the news of Faith’s passing. May God provide comfort to her family during their time of loss and grief. Her generosity, talent and spirt will be missed by many. I have enjoyed working with her images for years, both as a former DT and a loyal customer. I will miss her quirky, fun and cheerful images, as well as this friendly, inspirational blog. You are now with God, Faith…rest in peace.

  14. Kitty 2 weeks ago

    I was shocked reading tis news the other day. Been thinking about Faith a lot. She will be missed. Love her digi’s and use them a lot. My condolences to her husband, children, family and friends.
    Hugs,
    Kitty

  15. mcs 2 weeks ago

    My condolences to her family and frends

  16. *Vicki* 2 weeks ago

    Sending prayers to her family and friends. She will be missed by so many.

  17. Vicki Parson 2 weeks ago

    So very sorry for everyone’s loss. She will greatly be missed. Sending prayers to her family and friends.

  18. Amanda Cruxton 2 weeks ago

    I was so very sad to hear the awful news that Faith had passed away last week. She was so very talented and we will miss her dearly in the crafty world.

    Wishing Nate and her family strength at this very sad time. Hope they have many wonderful memories of a lady who was beautiful inside and out.

  19. Emily Painter Davis 2 weeks ago

    I was so sad to hear this the other day. I pray her family has access to all the wonderful things people are saying about her. My heart is heavy. Sigh. I would encourage everyone to donate, even just $10 if they could. I can’t imagine how her parents, husband and children feel. Sigh. Praying!

  20. Kim Rawlins Salito 2 weeks ago

    This is certainly very sad news. My deepest sympathy goes out to her family and friends. Her amazing talent and generous spirit will be missed by so many.

  21. Sarah W 2 weeks ago

    So very sad for her family. Gone too soon and too young. She is in the loving arms of or Lord and Savior. We will all miss her very much.

  22. Pat Dadisman 2 weeks ago

    What terrible news! She will be sorely missed by everyone.

  23. Rhonda Reynolds 2 weeks ago

    My thoughts are with her family. I know she was a very smart and talented person. I loved everything she made. My brother passed away the same day. Also, 5 years ago my father passed away from brain cancer. I HATE CANCER! I wish there were a cancer SOON! My condolences. Rhonda…Pooler, GA

  24. Dawn Phillips 2 weeks ago

    God bless you and receive you into his loving arms. I feel blessed to have been influenced by you and your art work. You and your family are in my prayers xx

  25. Liselot 2 weeks ago

    So sorry to hear that Faith passed away.
    My condoleances for her family and friends.
    She was a very talented lady and will be missed by many.

  26. Lola 2 weeks ago

    So sorry to read this news. My condolences to her loved ones.

  27. Tricia T 2 weeks ago

    I am so sorry to hear this, but thankful for Faith’s life of faith and how she blessed so many. Love and prayers for her family. <3

  28. claude 2 weeks ago

    I keep her family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  29. Charlene Mitchell 2 weeks ago

    I am so sorry to hear this news. sending love, light and hugs to her family.
    Faith was a generous and talented artist and she will be missed all over the world. x

  30. Arianna Barbara 2 weeks ago

    Oh! I’m so sorry about this sad news… I’ll pray for her family!

  31. Dee Earnshaw 2 weeks ago

    I am so sorry to hear of this sad news. My sincere condolences go out to her family!!!!

  32. Tammy Valley 2 weeks ago

    I’m sorry to hear of her passing. She was a beautiful soul, very talented & will be missed. Thoughts & prayers for all those she’s touched. Hugs!

  33. Jennifer Reece 2 weeks ago

    Very sorry to hear of her passing. Thoughts and condolences to her family and friends.

  34. Crea Nancy 2 weeks ago

    such sad news!

  35. Aasiya Abid 2 weeks ago

    So sorry to hear about this. It makes me sad knowing we won’t be able to see her again. Prayers for her and her family

  36. ANNE MILLS 2 weeks ago

    So sorry to hear such sand news. My thoughts and prayers go out to all family and friends.♥

  37. pst 2 weeks ago

    My condolences, it’s sad to hear that she was not able to win this battle she fought so hard for.

  38. Deanne 2 weeks ago

    So sad to hear this news. She was an awesome artist, very talented and generous., a beautiful person. Keeping her family in my prayers and thoughts.

  39. Birgitta Hyyryläinen-Metsi 2 weeks ago

    My prayers to her family and friends. <3

  40. Sad news. My prayers to her family and friends.

  41. Marianne 2 weeks ago

    So sad to hear that Faith pased away. She was such a sweet and talented person. My heart goes out to her husband, children and family. RIP Faith.

  42. Jennie Whittaker 2 weeks ago

    Such sad news. Thoughts to family and friends xx

  43. Giulia Casadio 2 weeks ago

    I am so sorry to hear this sad news. Condolences to her family and friends

  44. tina z. (treebug) 2 weeks ago

    So sorry to hear this …. I was admiring her and her work so much …
    My condolences to her family and friends.

  45. Moira Curle 2 weeks ago

    So sorry to hear this news.
    Hugs.❤

  46. Maja 2 weeks ago

    I am so sorry to hear this, I enjoyed her artistic talent through her images. Many condolences to her family! She will be in my prayers.

  47. Jacqui Pike 2 weeks ago

    So sorry to hear this sad news. Faith touched so many in cyberville with her talent and generosity – she will be greatly missed. My heart goes out to her family and friends.

  48. Jacq 2 weeks ago

    So sorry to hear this sad news. Faith was so generous with her beautiful art, she touched many of us in cyberville and will be greatly missed. My heart goes out to her family and friends.

  49. Connie Finley 2 weeks ago

    I am so sorry to hear this! She was so nice and a very talented card maker who helped me start a card ministry at my church! My prayers go our to her family and look forward to seeing her in heaven some day!

  50. Megan 2 weeks ago

    Saddened by this news, Faith was a wonderful generous lady to all of us, proud and happy Mum of three she loved dearly. Thinking of her husband, children and family during this sad time. RIP Faith

  51. Chris 2 weeks ago

    I am so sorry! Prayers said for her family and loved ones!

  52. Kathleen Crouse 2 weeks ago

    I’m so very sorry to hear this, keeping her family in my thoughts and prayers.

  53. JenniferE 2 weeks ago

    So sorry for your loss….so young. Her family and friends are in my prayers. May God keep you at peace.

  54. NanaConnie 2 weeks ago

    What a great loss to her family and to all of us who came to love her through her wonderful artwork. She’s been in my prayers and I know God is holding her in His grace. We all loved you, Faith.

  55. Jeanie Ellis 2 weeks ago

    I’m so sorry to hear. My sympathy and prayers go to the family

  56. Jennifer Swartz 2 weeks ago

    Sending prayers.

  57. Brenda Grinnell 2 weeks ago

    So sorry to hear this! Thoughts and prayers to her family!

  58. Sharla~ 2 weeks ago

    So very sad to hear this…. :'(

  59. Pam 2 weeks ago

    So sorry to hear of Faith’s passing. I was a huge fan of her beautiful work. My condolences to her family and friends, God’s peace to you all.

  60. Kathy Benedict 2 weeks ago

    This is just so sad and I’m so sorry to hear this news. Thoughts and prayers to her family at such a difficult time.

  61. Joanie Ketcham 2 weeks ago

    Sending prayers to the family.

  62. sharon bessinger 2 weeks ago

    Oh, I am so sorry to hear this, many condolences to her family! She was a wonderful artist!

  63. Yar Ortiz 2 weeks ago

    So sad. Hugs

  64. Yar 2 weeks ago

    My condolences to her family. God bless ger kids.

  65. Margo smith 2 weeks ago

    So very sad to hear.
    I have enjoyed her artistic talent through her images.
    My huge condolences to her entire family💕

  66. Lynette Bramman 2 weeks ago

    I am so sorry to hear that. Hugs to all the family and friends.

  67. Donna Rinckel 2 weeks ago

    Oh my! What a shock. I’ve been thinking about her and praying for her. My prayers will continue for her family and friends. She will be missed.

  68. Darcy Schroeder 2 weeks ago

    I’m so sorry to hear this sad news. Faith was a very kind, generous lady and she will be missed by so many. My prayers to her family and friends. <3

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