Albert John Skutt
Lacon-Albert John Skutt, 76, of rural Lacon passed away at 9:15
a.m. on Thursday January 3, 2013 at St. Joseph's Nursing Home in
Lacon. He was born on June 18, 1936 in Chicago to the late
Matt and Elsie (Nisporchik) Skutt. He married Judy Gensler
Crocker on June 3, 1972 at St. Ann Catholic Church in Toluca.
He loved to fish, was proud of his gardens, and enjoyed spending
time with his family. Al was a devoted son, brother, husband,
father, grandfather, and uncle. He will be missed by
He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Lacon and
the Knights of Columbus. Al graduated from Hopkins High
School in Granville in 1955. He helped many farmers in the
area and worked at the brickyards in Streator. He also worked
at Champion Air Compressor in Princeton and retired in 1993 from
B.F. Goodrich/Geon in Henry after 30 years.
He is survived by two sons, Joseph Crocker of Toluca, and David
(Laura) Skutt of Secor; two daughters, Terri (Paul) Kish of
Yorkville, and Holly (Mark) Denniston of Mackinaw; 15
grandchildren; Ryan (Alicia) Arnold, Joshua Arnold, Jeremy Arnold,
Jenna Arnold, Elizabeth Kish, all of Yorkville, Brooke Crocker of
Melbourne, FL, Paige Crocker of Minonk, Elijah Skutt, Josie Skutt,
Jacob Skutt, Katrina Skutt, all of Secor, Derek Denniston, Brent
Denniston, Shaun Denniston and Cody Denniston, all of Mackinaw; and
two great-grandchildren, Drew Spencer of Melbourne, FL, and Lily
Arnold of Yorkville.
Also surviving are one brother, Don (Majorie) Skutt of Tiskilwa;
three sisters, Mary Jane (and the late Charles) Pratt of Granville,
Darlene (Larry) Fleming of Tonica, and Kathleen (Donald) Junker of
Magnolia; one sister-in-law, Jean Skutt of Granville; and many
nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Matthew Skutt in 1951,
and Richard Skutt in 2009; and one sister, Nancy Skutt in 1949.
Visitation will be from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday January 6, 2013
at Lenz Memorial Home in Lacon; with rosary at 4:00 p.m.
Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday January 7, 2013 at the
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lacon. Father Tom
Mizeur will officiate. Burial will follow at the Immaculate
Conception Cemetery in Lacon. In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be made to St. Joseph's Nursing Home in Lacon or to the Varna
Ambulance Service. Online condolences may be expressed at
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