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ERIKA SKALIC, 94, was born in Vienna, Austria in 1924. As a young teen, she was sent to Belgium when Hitler’s Army invaded Austria. A year later she was taken to England and briefly interned on the Isle of Man with other German-speaking refugees. Later back in London she met John Skalic, a US Soldier, and in 1945 they were married. After the war ended, she emigrated to Chicago as a war bride where she became naturalized US Citizen. She leaves behind a daughter, Linda Skalic and son, John Skalic; a grandson, Jamie Skalic; granddaughters, Christy Ann and Andrea Lynne Gonzales; great grandchildren, Zinana, Angelique, Dominic, Jackson, Paisley, Levi and Kayden; as well as her kitty. The Funeral Mass was celebrated at 2 PM Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at St. Albert the Great Newman Parish. She will find her final resting place with her beloved John in Fort Bayard National Cemetery, 200 Camino de Paz, Fort Bayard, NM. The Skalic Family has entrusted their love one to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels of Las Cruces and Sunset Crematory, 527-2222. Your exclusive providers for “Veterans and Family Memorial Care”. For online condolences logon to www.bacasfuneralchapelslascruces. com