Wayne W. Skebba, 79

Wayne W. Skebba of  Cedarburg passed away at age 79 on March 16, 2012.
Wayne was born May 15, 1932, to Charles and Rosemary Skebba.  Wayne 
married Betty (nee Karrells) on Dec. 17, 1955, and was happily 
married for 56 years.  Wayne served with the U.S. Coast Guard for 
four years, and then joined Simplicity’s R & D division in Port 
Washington. After retiring in 1992, he bartended part time at the 
Alpine Village in Mequon.

Wayne enjoyed hunting, fishing, growing roses, driving his Simplicity 
mower and snowblower and bartending. He loved playing cards, 
especially gin rummy with his grandchildren.  Wayne and Betty enjoyed 
visiting their daughter, Laurie, and her family in Las Vegas. Wayne 
also accompanied Terry and Alex on their annual Lake Erie walleye 
fishing trips, always returning with whoppers (fish and stories). 
Although "Pops" will be deeply missed, we will always remember his 
warm smile and sparkling blue eyes.

He is survived by his wife, Betty; son, Terrence (Victoria) Skebba of 
Cedarburg; daughter Laurie (James) Shields of Las Vegas; four 
grandchildren, Kristin and Michael Shields of Las Vegas, Tara Skebba 
of St. Louis and Alex Skebba of Greencastle, Ind.; two brothers, 
Clayton (Dianne) Skebba of Waukesha and Dennis (Eileen) Skebba of 
Nekoosa; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Wayne was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Russell.
His family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the caring third-
floor doctors, nurses, aides and chaplain at Aurora Hospital in 
Grafton, Davita Cedarburg Dialysis, and Cedar Springs Rehabilitation 
Center for their kindness and compassion for Wayne.

Funeral services will be at St. Joseph Parish, 1619 Washington St., 
Grafton, on Saturday, March 24, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. His family will 
greet friends and neighbors during the visitation at the church from 
9 a.m. until the time of the services.  Private inurnment and burial 
are at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory in Grafton is assisting the family. 
Online condolences may be sent by visiting  www.muellerfuneralhome.com.