87-year-old McLeansboro resident, Charles Edward “Ski” Skibinski died at 9:50 a.m. Monday, July 29 at McLeansboro Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in McLeansboro. A U.S. Navy veteran of WW II, he served aboard LST 506 during the Normandy landing. He had been the owner and operator of a Phillips 66 Service Station, Standard Oil Service Station and operated a DX Service Station. He was also a member of the Masonic Polk Lodge 137 A.F. & M. in McLeansboro for over 50 years.
Survivors include two daughters, Brenda Northcutt of Hilliard, OH and Rebecca Skibinski of Carbondale; two brothers-in-law, Charlie and Howard Ritchie of McLeansboro; one granddaughter, Bethany Bigham of Cedarville, OH and four great-grandchildren, Madalyn, Samantha, Elijah and Austin Charles Bigham of Cedarville, OH.
Services for Charles Edward “Ski” Skibinski will be 11 a.m. Thursday, August 1 at the Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro with burial in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery at McLeansboro with graveside military rites provided by the American Legion Post 106 and a Military Honor Team from Marion, IL.
Visitation will b from 6 – 8 Wednesday evening, July 31 at the Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro with a Masonic Service at 7 p.m. conducted by the Polk Lodge 137 A.F. & A.M. The Harre Funeral Home of McLeansboro is in charge of all the arrangements.