Student, St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, 1939-1941; student, University Minnesota, Duluth, 1965-1966.
Editorial assistant, Ojibway Press (later Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Publs.), Duluth, 1964-1967;
managing editor, Ojibway Press (later Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Publs.), Duluth, 1967-1968;
editor, Edgell Communications (formerly Harcourt Brace Jovanovich), Duluth, 1968-1989;
public, editor Hearing Instruments, Edgell Communications (formerly Harcourt Brace Jovanovich), Duluth, 1971-1989;
co-founder, Fladmark Public, 1994;
editorial director, Heaving Review, since 1994. Consultant, lecturer, writer in field. National spokesperson International Hearing Society.
Member of advisory board Better Hearing Institute, Washington, since 1988, Sertoma International Foundation, Kansas City, Kansas, since 1988, Eddy Foundation, Duluth, since 1987.
Membership secretary, treasurer Lake Superior Conference, Women Evangelical Lutheran Church. Vice president University for Srs., University Minnesota, Duluth, 1990, president 1991-1992. Board governors St. Louis County History Society.
Member national advisory committee Elderhostel Institute Network, since 1992. Member Hearing Industries Association (life), American Association Retired Persons, Sons of Norway, Zonta (board directors Duluth 1990), Order Eastern Star (worthy matron 1960).
Married Lloyd Albert Skafte, February 14, 1942 (divorced February 1979). Children: Merilee Skafte Main, Patricia Skafte Pearman, Linwood, Robert.