John Skinner


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Posted Online: March 06, 2013, 7:16 pm
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John R. Skinner, 87, of Davenport, died Sunday, March 3, 2013, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.
Graveside memorial services are 11:30 a.m. Friday at National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Meet by 11 a.m. at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Davenport. Arrangements are by Cunnick-Collins, Davenport.
He was born April 7, 1925, to John and Dora Skinner. He married Maye Tichota March 2, 1953. She died in 2007.
Surviving are children, Kassandra Pobanz, Davenport, Wayne, Bettendorf; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.














 



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