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Russ would like to let you know that his work here is done. He received a call, a sort of offer you can't refuse, for an appointment from which he will not be returning. This assignment comes with a huge sign-on bonus, a reunion with family and friends he has not seen in a long time. His mission is with our heavenly father! His new mission takes him to a wonderful place where there are no more tears shed! He left detailed instructions for his daughter and family here to celebrate his mission completed.
Russell "Russ" Skinner, 59, of Terre Haute, went to be with our Heavenly Father on June 27, 2017. He was surrounded by family and friends. His daughter, Tracy Skinner Stewart was by his side. Russ was a kind person, and loved to laugh. He attended The Bridge Church, where he loved to be. Russ was born to and preceded in death by Ninia Holden and Clinton Skinner.
He is survived by his only daughter, Tracy Skinner Stewart and husband Robby; six granddaughters, (his pride and joy), Makayla, Kaeleena, Keara, Kenadie, Lily and Cadey, whom will miss him terribly but know he now has a new body in heaven; his mother and stepfather, Barbara and Bill Gaunett; stepfather, Jim Hopple; four sisters, Leslie (Ron) Suttner, Charlotte (Ron) Shafer, Michelle (Billy) Jackson and Kim (Dan) MacIsaac; four brothers, CJ Skinner, William (Evelyn) Skinner, Maurice Skinner and David Suter; his ex-wife, Georgeanna Skinner; special friend, Kris Gant; special niece, Billi Hill; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Saturday July 8, 2017, from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. at The Bridge Church, 1901 8th Ave., with Pastor Barry Briley officiating. Services will begin at 1:30 p.m. Lynhurst Neighborhood Funeral home and Debaun Funeral home are handling arrangements. Military honors will be handled by VFW post 972. All friends are welcome to come celebrate the awesome life of Russ Skinner. To leave condolences online you may visit: www.lynhurstfamilymortuary.com.
Published on July 6, 2017
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