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Keith Weston Skidmore
Keith Weston Skidmore
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Keith Weston Skidmore, of Pearson, died Sunday, October 17, 2021, at his home under the care of his loving wife and three daughters. He was 84 years old. He was born on June 29, 1937, in Pearson, a son of the late Russell and Sarah "Sadie" (Clark) Skidmore. He married Nancy Radtke on October 2, 1959 in Antigo.

Keith attended grade school in Pearson and was a graduate of Elcho High School.

He was a Korean War-era veteran having served in the United States Army from January 12, 1955 to January 5, 1958.

He was a member of Leland Tollefson Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2653, the Paul Marmes Disabled American Veterans Chapter 23, the Pickerel Pearson Lions Club and the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, shooting trap, golf, spending time at his cabin, pool league and dancing. He will be remembered as a grill master and local baseball legend to family and friends.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Nancy; three daughters, Lynn Garner-Robbins of Madison, Kelly Skidmore of Pearson and Katherine "Kitty" (Ted) Kennedy of Lakeland, FL; six grandchildren, Keith (Samantha) Garner, Capt. Lila (fiancé Keith Helminen) Garner, Sarah (Phil) Hudnall, Ryann (Luke) Koett, Freeman Cooper and Joshua (Stephanie) Kleinhuizen; and eight great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Garth Skidmore, Harland Skidmore and Forrest Skidmore; and three sisters, Cecelia Grams, June Bauknecht and Verean Maleug.

A memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, November 27, 2021, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Pickerel with Reverend David Zimmerman officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, November 27 at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass.

Antigo veterans will provide Military Honors immediately following the Mass at the church.

In lieu of flowers, please take the time to meet and thank a veteran. Memorials may be directed to a veteran based charity such as Central Wisconsin Honor Flight, 225780 Rib Mountain Drive #234, Wausau WI 54401, https://neverforgottenhonorflight.com/donate/, the Pickerel/Pearson Rescue Squad, N9062 State Hwy 55, Pickerel WI 54465, or St. Mary Catholic Church for Human Concerns, N9184 State Hwy 55, Pickerel WI 54465.

We would like to express our deepest appreciation for everyone's support, sympathy, and shared memories at the visitation and funeral. We have been comforted by your many phone calls, flowers, cards, and donations. We would especially like to thank the Madison Veterans Hospital, LeRoyer Hospice, Bradley's Funeral Home, St. Mary Catholic Church, and the Antigo American Legion for their service, guidance, and caring arrangements. You all did a wonderful job nurturing and honoring Keith's life, his memory will never be forgotten and we are forever grateful.
Love, Nancy, Lynn, Kelly, Kitty

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St. Mary Catholic Church
N9155 State Hwy 55
Pickerel, WI, United States 54465
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B Bradley Funeral Home on Nov 24, 2021

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R Rob and Katy (Kennedy) Hartkemeyer on Nov 24, 2021

We are thinking of you. With our deepest sympathy.Bright Memories was purchased for the family of Keith Weston Skidmore by Rob and Katy (Kennedy) Hartkemeyer.

R Ronn Krueger Sr. on Nov 19, 2021

Lost a good family friend and comrade...It's been a while but I enjoyed our visit at the lake. May the Lord fill you with peace knowing he is in a better place and has come home to the Father. I am sorry for your loss .. He is in my prayers as are all of you... Ronn (Slicker) Krueger Sr.

T Tribute Store on Oct 29, 2021

Im so sorry and sad to hear about the loss of Skid. He was certainly a one of a kind guy and Im glad to have had him as a father-in-law and buddy.Memorial Tree was purchased for the family of Keith Weston Skidmore by Tribute Store.

B Bonnie Darling Atkins on Oct 21, 2021

Nancy, so sorry to hear about Keith passing. Prayers going your way for you and the family. May the Lord be with you. Bonnie Darling Atkins

T Tad, Sheila, Luke, Sarah Kennedy on Oct 21, 2021

Dear Skidmore Family, Our prayers are with you all. Our hearts will forever remember Keith and the love he had for you all. Love to you all.Inspiring Sunset was purchased for the family of Keith Weston Skidmore by Tad, Sheila, Luke, Sarah Kennedy.

L Love you - Meghan Krivoshein on Oct 20, 2021

My heart and prayers are with all of you during this challenging time.Basket Of Beauty was purchased for the family of Keith Weston Skidmore by Love you - Meghan Krivoshein.

  Charles Ray Kirsch on Oct 19, 2021

Love you guys! Wow 62 years of marriage...Keith was awesome and lived life to it's fullest..may the angels take him into paradise..Nancy...you're the best..God Bless all of you and see you through this with His blessings and mercy..but ya know ya could have mentioned what a great baseball player he was in the obit...but I think he'll forgive you for that. All my prayers and love to you. Cousin Charlie

B Becky Ripley on Oct 19, 2021

So sorry for your loss Nancy! Always great to run into you at Uncle Kens.Sorry we never got that golf game in. Thank you for your service Keith RIP.

on Oct 19, 2021

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