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He was retired from South Vermillion School Corp and owned/operated Sinclair Station in Blanford. He was a member of Blanford Sportsman Club and American Legion Post 140. Eli was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Eli was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Angeline "Buddy" Skorich, on Oct. 10, 2013; three brothers, Joe Skorich, Mich Skorich and Stevie Skorich; and three sisters, Mildred Allen, Sophie Venardi and Mary Iacoli.
Survivors include two daughters, Elaine Somerville and her husband William of Hillsdale and Mary Helen Weisheit and her husband Doug of Rockville; one son, Paul Skorich and his wife Laura of Acton, Calif.; seven grandchildren, Brian (Molly) Somerville, Jennifer (Sean) Bergstrom, Anna Marie (Aaron) Dietrich, Andrew Weisheit, Jessica (Justin) Hillemann, Jacqueline Skorich and Eli James Skorich; eight great-grandchildren, Will, Miles and Dean Somerville, Rylee, Skyler, and Anthony Hillemann and Grace and Madeline Bergstrom; sister-in-law, Dolores Spitz of Wisconsin; and several nieces and nephews.
Honoring his request, private services will be conducted with Pastor Steve Vitaniemi officiating. Burial is in Roselawn Memorial Park.
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