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William Skelton

William Skelton

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  • Name William Skelton  [1
    Born 4 Oct 1932  Constantine,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 Apr 2018  Constantine,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Obituary 3 Apr 2018  Constantine,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
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      William Skelton
      ( October 04, 1932 - April 02, 2018 )

      William Skelton, 85, of Constantine, passed away April 2, 2018 at his home. He was born in Constantine on October 4, 1932, a son of Herman and Sadie (Thorne) Skelton. William attended Constantine Schools and went on to serve in the United States Army. On March 3, 1955, he married Lola Garner in White Pigeon; she preceded him in death on August 28, 1998.

      William retired from Jayco RV in Middlebury where he worked as a mechanic. He also previously worked for Coles Automotive in Three Rivers and Alcona RV in Elkhart. He enjoyed watching Nascar, baseball, skeet shooting, hunting, and fishing.

      Surviving William are his daughter Linda (Steve) Carlton of Three Rivers, grandchildren Becca (John) Granger of Constantine, Maddy Carlton of Kalamazoo, and Jessica Carlton of Three Rivers; great grandchild Grace Granger; siblings Herman Skelton, Robert Skelton, and Eleanor Pashby all of Constantine, and Elizabeth Rentfrow of White Pigeon; and several nieces and nephews.

      He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, siblings Frances Hoopingarner, Lillian Holderman, and Tom Skelton, half siblings Joseph Skelton, Russell Skelton, and Elwood Skelton.

      Relatives and friends will be received on Thursday from 4-7 at Eley Funeral Home, Constantine. Religious services will be on Friday at 11 am at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Constantine Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Constantine Fire and Rescue. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.eleyfunerahomes.com.


      William Skelton
      ( October 04, 1932 - April 02, 2018 )

      William Skelton, 85, of Constantine, passed away April 2, 2018 at his home. He was born in Constantine on October 4, 1932, a son of Herman and Sadie (Thorne) Skelton. William attended Constantine Schools and went on to serve in the United States Army. On March 3, 1955, he married Lola Garner in White Pigeon; she preceded him in death on August 28, 1998.

      William retired from Jayco RV in Middlebury where he worked as a mechanic. He also previously worked for Coles Automotive in Three Rivers and Alcona RV in Elkhart. He enjoyed watching Nascar, baseball, skeet shooting, hunting, and fishing.

      Surviving William are his daughter Linda (Steve) Carlton of Three Rivers, grandchildren Becca (John) Granger of Constantine, Maddy Carlton of Kalamazoo, and Jessica Carlton of Three Rivers; great grandchild Grace Granger; siblings Herman Skelton, Robert Skelton, and Eleanor Pashby all of Constantine, and Elizabeth Rentfrow of White Pigeon; and several nieces and nephews.

      He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, siblings Frances Hoopingarner, Lillian Holderman, and Tom Skelton, half siblings Joseph Skelton, Russell Skelton, and Elwood Skelton.

      Relatives and friends will be received on Thursday from 4-7 at Eley Funeral Home, Constantine. Religious services will be on Friday at 11 am at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Constantine Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Constantine Fire and Rescue. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.eleyfunerahomes.com.
    Buried 6 Apr 2018  Constantine,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
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    Person ID I1618  Rgstrong Family genes. | Descendants of Walter Halladay, cir 1640, Decendants of Samuel Halladay, 1680-1741, Descendants of Ebenezer Pratt, I7152 and Noah Halladay, I8837, Descendants of William Steare, -1720
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2018 

    Father Ancestors Herman Skelton Married: 2x2x ,   b. 6 Aug 1888, Ashton,Osceola,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1941, Constantine,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Ancestors Sadie Thorne,   b. 5 Sep 1895, Constantine,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1986, Constantine,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married Mar 1923  Three Rivers,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F9  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lola Mae Garner,   b. 16 Sep 1930, Milford,Clermont,Ohio,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1998, Kalamazoo,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 3 Mar 1955  White Pigeon,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Lola and Bill wedding day
    Lola & Bill wedding day
    Children 
    +1. Linda Skelton
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F847  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Oct 1932 - Constantine,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Mar 1955 - White Pigeon,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Apr 2018 - Constantine,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - 3 Apr 2018 - Constantine,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 6 Apr 2018 - Constantine,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
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    1. [S1143] "Obituaries," database, Funeral Home Website by Batesville, Inc., Eley Funeral Homes, Incá, Eley Funeral Homes, Inc, ((https://www.meaningfulfunerals.net)), accessed 6 Apr 2018), Obituary of William Skelton (1932-2018); citing Eley Funeral Homes, Inc. on line obituary at https://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/obituary/4738870?fh_id=15121. (Reliability: 3), 14 Mar 2018.

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      William Skelton
      ( October 04, 1932 - April 02, 2018 )

      William Skelton, 85, of Constantine, passed away April 2, 2018 at his home. He was born in Constantine on October 4, 1932, a son of Herman and Sadie (Thorne) Skelton. William attended Constantine Schools and went on to serve in the United States Army. On March 3, 1955, he married Lola Garner in White Pigeon; she preceded him in death on August 28, 1998.

      William retired from Jayco RV in Middlebury where he worked as a mechanic. He also previously worked for Coles Automotive in Three Rivers and Alcona RV in Elkhart. He enjoyed watching Nascar, baseball, skeet shooting, hunting, and fishing.

      Surviving William are his daughter Linda (Steve) Carlton of Three Rivers, grandchildren Becca (John) Granger of Constantine, Maddy Carlton of Kalamazoo, and Jessica Carlton of Three Rivers; great grandchild Grace Granger; siblings Herman Skelton, Robert Skelton, and Eleanor Pashby all of Constantine, and Elizabeth Rentfrow of White Pigeon; and several nieces and nephews.

      He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, siblings Frances Hoopingarner, Lillian Holderman, and Tom Skelton, half siblings Joseph Skelton, Russell Skelton, and Elwood Skelton.

      Relatives and friends will be received on Thursday from 4-7 at Eley Funeral Home, Constantine. Religious services will be on Friday at 11 am at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Constantine Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Constantine Fire and Rescue. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.eleyfunerahomes.com.