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.