Florence Patricia Skinner, 91


Florence 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 friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Floyd; and three` brothers.

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 Association.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. www.phillipfuneralhome.com.