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Obituary for Irene Jane Skillestad
Irene Jane Skillestad 80, of Green Bay, WI formally of Pekin passed away on Sunday February 24, 2008 at Unity Hospice in De Pere, WI. Born in Brainerd, MN to Raymond and Irene Hilyar Swanson on August 28, 1927, she married Roger Skillestad in Brainerd on January 1, 1948. He preceded her in death in 1987. Irene is survived by her children; Mr. & Mrs. John Skillestad, Roberta (David) Lang of Pekin, Joann (Craig) Chovan of Green Bay and her 11 grand and 8 great grandchildren. She was a Sec. Personnel Director at Caterpillar in East Peoria, Mossville and Morton for over 30 years. She was a member of the Pekin Moose Lodge, American Legion Post unit 0044 for 20 years, Caterpillar Retiree Club, Caterpillar Girls Club and was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Pekin, where a memorial service will be held on Saturday March 1, at 11 a.m. Rev. David Anderson will officiate. Burial of cremains will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society for Ovarian Cancer Research. Arrangements have been entrusted to Abts Mortuary.