Florence Patricia Skinner, 91
Patricia Skinner (nee Gerske), 91, of West Bend, passed away Monday, March
14, 2011, at Cedar Lake Health and Rehab.
She was born on Dec. 27, 1919, in Chicago, to Peter and Agnes (nee Casper)
Gerske. After high school, Florence worked at Western Electric in downtown
Chicago. She married Floyd Skinner in Chicago on May 28, 1955. The couple
moved from Chicago to Montello, where they operated a farm for several
years and then she worked as the manager of Pries Apparel Store until her
retirement. She enjoyed dancing, gambling, shopping and spending time with
her family and friends.
Florence is survived by her children David (Rita) of West Bend and Pamela
(Joseph) Jacob of West Bend; five grandchildren, Luke (Laura Jahn) and
Jesse (Rachel) Skinner and Brittany (Mark Critchlow), Samantha and Ashley
Jacob; great-grandson, Liam Skinner; nieces, nephews, other relatives and
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Floyd; and three`
A memorial service for Florence will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, March
18, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel of West Bend with the Rev. Nathan
Reesman presiding. Visitation will at the funeral home on Friday from 4
p.m. until time of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the American Heart
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family.