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John Skinner IIJohn H. Skinner II passed away on August 31, 2021, with his wife and daughters by his side. John was born on February 17, 1942 in Sault Saint Marie, Michigan to Jean (Palmer) and John Skinner. He was a life-long resident of Michigan, living in Schoolcraft the last 43 years. John graduated from Newberry High School in 1960. He proudly served in the United State Army from 1967 to 1969. On December 20, 1967, he married the love of his life, Jacklyn (Maile) Skinner. John will be remembered by his consummate storytelling, dry sense of humor and infectious laugh. He loved to hunt, fish, golf, spend time with his grandchildren, read, and French vanilla ice cream. John was always willing to lend a hand to friends, neighbors, or the organizations in which he was affiliated with. John is survived by his wife of 53 years, Jackie; their four children: Amy Kweton of Libertyville, IL; Beth (Carl) Vause of Concord, MA; Gary Brundige, of Three Rivers, MI; Tim Brundige, of Three Rivers, MI; seven grandchildren: Maya and Emmett Kweton, Catherine and Max Vause, Erika (Randy) Gose, Staci (Bryant) Haas, and Leah (Keith) Salzman; nine great grandchildren: Lucas and Hayden Salzman, Miles, Deakon, Areanna Gose, and Connor, Landon, Bayleigh and Brayden Haas; his sister Jean (Ed) Brondyke of Newberry MI; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. John was preceded in death by his parents, Jean and John Skinner and an infant brother. Visitation will be at 10:00am, September 11, 2021 followed by a Celebration of Life at 11:00am. Both will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 224 East Cass Street, Schoolcraft, Michigan. John will be interred at the Schoolcraft Cemetery. Donations in memory of John may be made to Hospice of Southwest Michigan, or a charity of your choice. While visiting John's tribute page at avinkcremation.com please take a moment to light a candle or share a memory with the family. The Skinner family is being assisted by Avink Funeral Home and Cremation Society, 129 S. Grand Street, Schoolcraft, MI 49087. (269) 679-5622.
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Gaylynn Cole-willis Sep 11 2021 9:03 PM
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Sep 9 2021 7:36 PM
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Sep 8 2021 10:42 AM
Jackie and Family, was so sorry to hear of the passing of John. Prayers there with you and your girls.
James R. Dean Sep 7 2021 12:41 PM
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Beth Sep 5 2021 3:05 PM
John was a wonderful man that I had the privilege to work with and for during my career with the American Legion Department of Michigan. I have so many memories of John providing leadership to Michigan veterans when he served as State Commander of the American Legion. He never thought of himself only his fellow veteran and how he could help them- he was one of the greatest advocates I ever worked with. John was a great person and I am so lucky to have known him and call him my friend. My thoughts and prayers go out to Jackie and the girls at this most difficult time. Safe travels my friend John.
Patricl Lafferty Sep 4 2021 7:29 PM
Bret, Ashley, Joe and myself send our condolences to you, Jackie, and to John's children and family. Dad always had a smile on his face and a lighthearted tale to tell when he spoke, so fondly, of John. Our thoughts and prayers are for you and with you.
Margaret Beck Sep 3 2021 7:48 PM
I'm so very sorry to hear of John's passing. Jackie and family, you are all in my thoughts and prayers. He will forever be etched in my mind as "Skinner". The one who, when I was younger, I would always bet on the Ohio State vs. Michigan Football games with and the winner would get pop! Not sure how much pop was actually ever handed out because it became more of a standing joke between us over the years. Skinner, you will be forever missed. RIP.
Monica Spencer Sep 3 2021 2:55 PM
Jackie, we are so sorry to hear of Johns passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your neighbors, Tim, Tina and Carman Richmond
Tim, Tina and Carman Richmond Sep 3 2021 8:22 AM
We are sorry to lose our dear friend. Our prayers are with you, Jackie. May you rest in peace, Neighbor John.
Diane and Joe Prior Sep 2 2021 3:58 PM