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Conrad L. Skinner

photo Conrad Leroy "Peachie" Skinner, 78 of Iron River, MI, passed away Friday, January 25, 2013 at the Oscar G. Johnson V.A. Medical Center, Iron Mountain, MI. He was born in Chicago, IL on December 24, 1934, the son of the late Edward and Illmie (Aho) Skinner. Following graduation, Conrad entered the U.S. Marine Corps and served during the Korean War. He received the designation of expert Marine Sharp Shooter metal given for being a crack shot with a rifle. After his discharge he owned and operated a restaurant in Chicago. Conrad later worked at Meyer Construction for two decades until his retirement in 1995. Upon retirement, he moved to Golden Lake in Iron River. In his earlier years, he was a member of a motor cycle club and enjoyed going on motor cycle trips with his wife Barbara. Conrad enjoyed fishing at Golden Lake and feeding the fish to the eagles. He was known as the "eagleman" and saw 18 baby eagles born during his years at Golden Lake. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara and a nephew, Mark Skinner. He is survived by his brother, Edward (Aurie) Skinner of Woodale, IL; Sister, Beverly (Don) Oshman of St. Paul, MN; Niece, Linda (John) McGovern of West Chicago, IL; Numerous friends in Iron River and Chicago; His dog, Caesar. In accordance with his wishes, there will be no service. Condolences may be expressed to the family of Conrad L. Skinner online at www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.

Published in Chicago Tribune on Jan. 29, 2013
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