Adam Robert Skaare – O'Connor Mortuary

Adam Robert Skaare

Adam Robert Skaare

February 27, 1987 ~ October 14, 2021

Born in: Omaha, Nebraska
Resided in: Rancho Santa Margarita, California

Adam Robert Skaare, loving husband, son, brother, uncle and friend passed away on October 14, 2021. He was 34 years old.

Adam was born on February 27, 1987 in Omaha, NE, to Max and Valerie Skaare. On October 5, 2019, he married Nicole Mangini and together they lived in Rancho Santa Margarita, California.

Adam was a graduate of Aliso Niguel High School and the University of North Dakota. He was a man with an infectious smile, a heartfelt love for his family, and a devotion to his Catholic faith. Adam had incredible sensitivity, simplicity, and an incomparable depth of service to help others during his life. He loved all sports especially his loyalty to the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Twins.

Adam also loved his North Dakota roots. He was all about being “Country Strong” and cherishing the good life on the land. Words would fall short of all his accomplishments in life and how he always helped and cared for others. Adam was a proud Godfather and Uncle, Eagle Scout, a Knight of Columbus member, a Disneyland enthusiast, quick wit and humor, movie lover, hunter extraordinaire, automotive master, a “fixer of anything” with an I can attitude, and a love and respect of his country and those who served.

Adam is survived by his wife, Nicole; his parents, sister Jessica Longstreth (Skaare), brother Eric, nephew and niece Luke and Lucy Longstreth, extended family and close friends. He will never be forgotten and honored forever. Rest in eternal peace, Adam, in the arms of our Lord.

The funeral mass will be held Friday, November 5th at 10:00 am at St. Timothy Catholic Church, 29102 Crown Valley Parkway, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677.  Live Streaming will be available.  A memorial mass followed by burial will be at St. Katherine’s Roman Catholic Church in Braddock, ND on November 26th at 11:00am.

In lieu of any flowers or gifts, his family would love to encourage any interested parties to give back to those that help others. These are two of Adam’s favorite charities.

The mission of the Marine Toys for Tots Program is to collect new unwrapped toys and distribute those toys to less fortunate children at Christmas:

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) has played a critical role in the support of ill and injured veterans, their families, and caregivers:


Live Stream Service

If you would like to view the Live Stream for Adam’s service please use the link below. The service can be viewed live on 11/5/2021 starting at 9:45am. For those who cannot view it at the time of the funeral, they can view it any time after its conclusion. This YouTube link will be on YouTube for as long as the site allows.

Live Stream Link:


Funeral Mass: November 5, 2021 10:00 am

St. Timothy Catholic Church
29102 Crown Valley Parkway
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

(949) 249-4091

Memorial Mass: November 26, 2021 11:00 am

St. Katherine Catholic Church
200 1st Avenue N.
Braddock, ND 58524

View current weather.

Memories Timeline

View the Timeline


Guestbook Entries

  1. Cletis Kauk October 22, 2021 at 2:27 pm - Reply


  2. Cletis Kauk October 22, 2021 at 2:29 pm - Reply

     Our hearts are wrapped around yours. Our sympathy to you all. Love you Valerie.

  3. Audrey Rambough October 22, 2021 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    Valerie and Max, I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your son. My prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

  4. Wahl Colleen October 22, 2021 at 4:11 pm - Reply

     We are so very sorry to read this! Know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Buchholz Valarie October 22, 2021 at 7:41 pm - Reply

    I was so very sorry to hear about Adam, my prayers going out to all!

  6. Sara Liechty October 22, 2021 at 8:33 pm - Reply

    Valerie, Max, Jessie and Eric, I am so truly sorry for your loss. Adam was such a light to the world. I will definitely miss him. I know he has brought that wonderful light to heaven and I know Ryan will take good care of him. I love you guys so much!

  7. Janel Brousseau October 23, 2021 at 5:56 am - Reply

     Oh my, so very sorry for the loss of Adam. My deepest sympathies, prayers and hugs to all!!

  8. Linda Bruce horner October 23, 2021 at 8:36 am - Reply

     Our thoughts and prayers!🙏🏻🙏🏻

    • Joe Mangini October 23, 2021 at 1:16 pm - Reply

       Losing Adam has been a great lose to his wife & my daughter Nicole. As her father it breaks my heart to see her mourn so deeply. Myself, her mother, and her brother all support her with everlasting love. Be strong Nicole as Adam will be by your side forever. I love you so much Nicole. My heart breaks when your sad.

      Love Dad

  9. Annette Leier October 23, 2021 at 11:28 am - Reply

     My deepest condolences to Adam’s families.

  10. Joe Mangini October 23, 2021 at 1:16 pm - Reply

     Losing Adam has been a great lose to his wife & my daughter Nicole. As her father it breaks my heart to see her mourn so deeply. Myself, her mother, and her brother all support her with everlasting love. Be strong Nicole as Adam will be by your side forever. I love you so much Nicole. My heart breaks when your sad.

    Love Dad

  11. Cyndi Rosa Lexie Gorden October 23, 2021 at 5:45 pm - Reply

     We are truly sorry for your loss. Deepest sympathy and prayers for Nicole & the Skaare family. Continued prayers. Sending extra hugs & blessings, The Rosa’s Paul & Cyndi The Gorden’s Kody, Lexie & Grey

  12. Kelsey Jimenez October 23, 2021 at 6:01 pm - Reply

     God bless this beautiful family, especially Nicole. Praying for all of you🙏

  13. Beverly Hentzell October 24, 2021 at 12:45 am - Reply

    Nicole and Adam loved each other very much. ♥️

    They shared the same interests. After putting in a hard day at their workplaces, they would relax watching one of their favorite movies. They knew the lines and recited them. Disneyland was extreme fun! One of Nicole’s happiest days was when Adam got down on one knee and proposed in front of Disneyland Castle.

    Adam was funny and caring. He would call me mom and tell me he loved me. I had a son-in-law whom I loved.

    Nicole is heartbroken. Seeing her pain is difficult. Her father Joe, stepdad Lonnie, brother Mario and I pray that she will be “Country Strong” as her soulmate Adam would have wanted.

    Adam’s earthly life ended early at 34. However his new life in Eternity has just begun. He is free, healthy and reunited with loved ones gone before. We will see you again Adam.

  14. NIcole Mangini-Skaare October 24, 2021 at 12:53 pm - Reply


  15. NIcole Mangini-Skaare October 24, 2021 at 12:59 pm - Reply

     On 10-14-21 my dear husband Adam Robert Skaare went with god is now at peace. Sometimes I need to remind myself I am not the only one hurting over Adam’s precious soul. I am blessed that I had 11 amazing years/memories with the love of my life. My heart goes out to the Skaare Family and his friends during this emotional time. Adam’s smile and laughter got me hooked from day one and I am sure a lot of you can relate.

    We danced to our favorite song “Shallow” on our wedding day and it was the most memorable time in my life. Adam and I married on 10-5-19 and I will never forget our friends and families who supported us that day. Our story will forever carry on and hopefully inspire others to hold those dear to you because you never know when it’s that time to leave this earth.

    Adam, I will dance with you again in the heavens and I can’t for you to hold me in your arms. I may have lost my husband and best friend but I also gained a perfect guardian angel to keep me “Country Strong” ~ Adam Robert Skaare. I feel your presence with me all the time and I keep our wedding bands around my neck to hold you close to my breaking heart.

    Adam, rest in peace and I will see you soon in heaven. Forever Adam’s “Love Dove” ~ Adam Robert Skaare

    Your wife and best friend,
    Nicole Mangini-Skaare

  16. Debbie Greene October 24, 2021 at 8:09 pm - Reply


  17. Debbie Greene October 24, 2021 at 8:14 pm - Reply

     Max & Valerie, we are so sorry to hear about Adams passing. We are praying for you and your family during this very difficult time. Through the Mercy of God, May he RIP 🙏✝️
    Blessings, Larry & Debbie Greene

  18. Chloe Linder & Dominik Linder-Nieves October 25, 2021 at 6:19 pm - Reply


    Dominik and I had the pleasure of getting to know you through Jessie! She has always held you and Eric in the highest regard has her brothers! It was and still is so heart warming to see what a tight knit family you have. Thank you for always being so welcoming and kind to us. Rest easy 😇

  19. Angela Dahl October 25, 2021 at 6:53 pm - Reply


    Many prayers and hugs to you at this difficult time. I know your love is a true love that will last forever.


  20. Denise White October 26, 2021 at 12:22 pm - Reply

    Max and Valerie,

    My heart aches for you and the family during this difficult time. I’m so sorry for your loss.

    God Bless

  21. John Baker Sr October 26, 2021 at 1:15 pm - Reply

     Thoughts and prayers from the Baker family in Tulsa Oklahoma. Times are tough. Think of all the great times you’ve had in the past and let those be the memories that take you into the future. Sincerely John Baker and family

  22. Vic and Sarah Bredehoeft October 27, 2021 at 3:50 pm - Reply


  23. Vic and Sarah Bredehoeft October 27, 2021 at 4:05 pm - Reply

    Both Sarah and I have been thinking of you, and praying for your family since we heard the news. This is such a tragic loss for you, you’re family and all of us. We were not able to meet Adam, however it is clear that Adam was a thoughtful, caring, and brave soul. Adam left a mark that will be remembered and shown a light on how to be a good man. Our hearts go out to you and your family.
    Vic & Sarah

  24. Dequila Booth October 28, 2021 at 8:57 am - Reply

    To the Skaare Family and friends:

    My condolence for your loss. I am praying God will give you comfort and strength during this difficult time.

    Rest in Heaven Adam

  25. Peter Mantsourani October 30, 2021 at 6:18 pm - Reply


  26. Peter Mantsourani October 30, 2021 at 6:24 pm - Reply


    My condolences for your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.

  27. Ruth Pircer November 2, 2021 at 10:12 am - Reply

    Max, Val and family,
    Thinking of you all during this difficult time and praying your sorrow will turn to only the loving memories of the joy Adam brought to you all.

    Ruth and Doug

  28. Mike Randall November 2, 2021 at 10:26 am - Reply

     To the Skaare Family:
    My thoughts and prayers for you in this difficult time

    Mike Randall.

  29. Quen Brandon November 2, 2021 at 2:23 pm - Reply


  30. Stephanie Acosta Mohammadi November 5, 2021 at 3:13 pm - Reply


  31. Stephanie Acosta Mohammadi November 5, 2021 at 3:20 pm - Reply

     Adam was one of the most honest and trusting individuals we had the pleasure of meeting. His sincerity and smile will shine on through our hearts.

    Rest in peace Adam,
    Steph & Mehdi

  32. Deb Williams November 5, 2021 at 4:02 pm - Reply

     Val, Max, Jessie and Eric, I was so sorry to hear about your loss. Thinking about you and sending prayers during this difficult time.

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

Sign the Guestbook