Obit: Skibbie, George B. (1939 - 2013)
Contact: Robert Lipprandt
Surnames: Ament, Clouse, Daniels, Dietrich, Kraegenbrink, Krall, Meyer, Schultz, Skibbie
----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 06/27/2013
Skibbie, George B. (1 JAN 1939 - 25 JUN 2013)
George B. Skibbie, 74, Town of Greenwood, died on Tuesday, June 25 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital in Wausau, where he had been a patient the past two days. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 29 at 1 p.m. at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rib Lake, with Rev. Joseph Dietrich officiating.
Inurnment of his cremated remains will take place at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery in Rib Lake. Urn bearer is his grandson, Matt Kraegenbrink. Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of service.
Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake assisted the family with arrangements.
George Skibbie was born on January 1, 1939 in Milwaukee to the late Frank P. and Laura (Schultz) Skibbie. He was a 1958 graduate of Rib Lake High School.
On July 22, 1961 at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, he married Audrey J. Clouse, who survives. He joined the Bricklayers Union in September 1958 and worked in Milwaukee before moving to Rib Lake in 1968. George worked for various construction companies throughout the state until his retirement in 2001.
He was a member of St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church where he served on the church council. George loved being outdoors doing things, old cars, auto racing and enjoying his family. He loved going to Royal Gaits in Goodrich for senior dinners and visiting with great friends.
In addition to his wife, survivors include three children, Patti (Tom) Kraegenbrink of Medford, Sandy Ament of Rib Lake and Scott (Sandy) Skibbie of Franklin, TN; eight grandchildren, Valerie (Nick) Krall, Matt (Ashley) Kraegenbrink, Tabbithae Ament, Joey, Jake and Sara Skibbie and Bradley and Brandon Daniels; two great-granddaughters, Grace and Alivia Krall; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and many friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Skibbie, a sister, Betty Meyer and a nephew, Jeff Meyer.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to George's family to be designated at a later date.
Online condolences may be made at www.hemerfuneralservice.com.
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