Benedict R. Skajewski, 87
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Mar. 24, 1926 - Sept. 23, 2013
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 27, 2013 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Morrill for Benedict R. Skajewski, age 87, of Sauk Rapids who passed away peacefully on Monday at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center. Rev. Laurn Virnig will officiate and burial will be at the parish cemetery. Friends and relatives may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and also one hour prior to the services at the church in Morrill on Friday. Parish prayers will be said at 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and the Sauk Rapids VFW Post 6992 will pray at 6:00 p.m.
Ben was born on March 24, 1926 in Alberta Township, Benton County to Edward and Plautilla (Tkaczik) Skajewski. He served his country in the U.S. Army for two years during WW II and received a purple heart. Ben married Lucille Kujawa on September 28, 1948 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Morrill. He farmed for 32 years retiring in 1978. Ben was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Morrill, Sauk Rapids VFW Post 6992, and the Gilman Knights of Columbus Council 9261. He enjoyed listening to MN Twins baseball and old time music, talking about farming, fishing, traveling and spending time with family and friends, especially his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Ben always took interest in what others were doing and his faith was very important to him.
Survivors include his children, Wayne (Linda) of Foley, Alan (Danielle) of Royalton, Dale (Terri) of Royalton, RoseAnn (Alex) Walcheski of Foley, Mary (John)Walcheski of Royalton, Carol (Dale) Stewart of Foley; brothers and sisters, Jack (Marla) Michaels of Pierz, Willie (Chris Wilebski) Skajewski of Blaine, Betty (Joe) Landowski of Waite Park, Teresa Novak of Foley and Bernadette Novak of Sauk Rapids; 20 grandchildren; and 21 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lucille; infant son, Robert; daughter, Beverly Kosloski; grandson, Brent Skajewski; brothers, Norbert, Jerome and Al; and sister, Ann Juetten.
Obituary and Guest Book available online at: www.williamsdingmann.com
Williams Dingmann Funeral Homes
324 2nd Avenue South Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
Published in the St. Cloud Times on Sept. 24, 2013