Albert D. Skinner, 88

Albert D. Skinner, 88, of West Bend, passed away on Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on Oct. 31, 1921, in Ladysmith to the late Allison and Harriet (nee Woodbury) Skinner. Albert served his country during World War II, by enlisting in the U.S. Army. He was united in marriage to Jane Koehler on March 19, 1962, in Waukegan, Ill. They lived in Milwaukee while summering on Silver Lake. In 1964 they moved to Silver Lake. Albert was a manager of stevedore operations for the Stearns Milwaukee Marine Terminal in Milwaukee for many years until his retirement in 1986.

Albert is survived by his six children, Allison Skinner, Patrice (Bob) Sprague, Elaine Kordus, Louise Smith, Sally Hootman, Katherine Radke and Michael (Jean) Rogers; his two grandchildren, Timothy Wellner and Tracy Wellner; and his two great-grandchildren, Alicia and Kaylee. He is further survived by his sister, Gladys Roach; his brother, Frank Skinner; and many other dear relatives and close friends.

Albert was preceded in death by his wife, Jane; his daughter, Nora; his sister, Mabel; and his two brothers, Everet and Raymond.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, at 2:30 p.m. at the Myrhum-Patten Funeral Home in West Bend. The Rev. Francis Baiocchi will officiate and burial will follow in Washington County Memorial Park. Visitation will be Friday at the funeral home from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service.

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