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Walter Skea

May 13, 1929-Jan. 13, 2013

Walter L. Skea, 83, of Vergas, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother, passed away peacefully surrounded by the ones he laughed with, lived for, and loved on Sunday, January 13, 2013.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Alta (Barr) Skea; brother, Gale Skea; sister, Jean (Skea) Johnson; and his dearly loved son, D. Mitchell Skea.

Besides his wife of 58 years, Melba, Walter is survived by his two daughters, Helen (Larry) Johnson and TerriBeth Skea (Jimmy) Usher; his grandchildren, Carie, Billy, Tyler, Sarah, Will, Kristen and Jamie; his great grandchildren, Forrest, Austin, Morgan and Mason; and one brother, W. Rex Skea.

In 1952, Walter began his career in the telephone industry, where he successfully climbed the corporate ladder until he retired at the age of 55. It was a wonderful 28 years of retirement where he enjoyed farming, raising cattle and crops in Iowa and finally, a retirement home in Minnesota.

A private memorial service for the family was held on Thursday, Jan. 17, and Walter's final resting place will be in Shellsburg, Iowa.

The family of Walter wishes to thank all the many friends for their prayers and acts of kindness during Walter's stay in the hospital and special thank you for the excellent care and compassion at the Frazee Rehab Care Center.