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Donald R. Skadow, Sr., 83, of Davis, IL, passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Born on January 26, 1935 at Swedish Covent Hospital in Chicago, the son of Herman and Lillie (Koeditz) Skadow. Graduate of Main Township High School in Park Ridge, IL, class of 1953. Don married Grace Knoedler on December 21, 1955 at St. Mark in Chicago, IL. He worked for Bell & Howell for 27 years; then started as a Dairy Farmer until retiring from farming in 2003. He was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Durand where he was a part of Building & Grounds Committee and Coffee House Chairman. Don was a Boy Scout Leader, played on the Bell & Howell basketball team, member of Drake Fishing & Hunting Club, Lion's of Durand, and avid Cub's Fan. He was an outdoors man who enjoyed gardening, fishing and hunting.
Survived by his best friend and dear wife, Grace; loving father to, Donald Skadow, Jr., John (Mary Ann) Skadow, and Tom (Kim) Skadow; loving grandfather to, Karen Skadow, Bobby (Caroline) Skadow, Mathias Skadow, Hannah Skadow, and Issac Skadow. Predeceased by his parents; brother, H.G. "Bud" Skadow; and daughter-in-law, Rhonda Skadow.
Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church - Durand. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service in the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 15585 Durand Rd., Durand, IL 61024 or The Michael J. Fox Foundation - Donation Processing (for Parkinson's Research), P.O. BOX 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741.

Condolences & Shared Memories (4)

  1. Donna Erfort

    I am saddened to hear of the loss of your dear husband, your father, your grandpa.I will always cherish my memories of this good man and good times in Marengo with you all. Sending prayers and love.

  2. Jim walther

    What a great uncle. So many memories. Fishing key west. Goose hunting in Virginia. Lion hunting (i wish). So glad that the skadow family shared him with the walther family. Sending our condolences from virginia.

  3. Mikhail (Misha) and Liana

    Our sincere condolences to the family. We are both honored to say that we had a privilege to know Donald Sr. I treasure the memories of visiting him and Grace at their home numerous times, having great talks, and obviously going fishing together! He was such a bright, caring, hard-working and loving man! We will deeply miss him. Sending our warmest thoughts and prayers to the Skadow family. Misha and Liana

  4. Tim & Diane Walther

    We are both so sorry to hear about Don's passing. He was a hard working and a great guy. We were honored to have him part of our extended family. I know my brother Rich will be very happy to see him.. Have a drink on us both. We hope to see you both again so day. Our deepest sympathy and prayers go out to Grace and the boys and all that are mourning. Don will be truly missed.


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