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Michael Skip Watkins Michael Skip Watkins was born April 3, 1971, in Troy, Ohio, the only child of Sally and Terry Watkins. A graduate of Ohio State University, Skip's professional career included truck and insurance sales. After several years with Shepherd Chevrolet, he most recently worked for Allstate Insurance Company. His great passions in life were his friends and his church. Skip will be remembered for his impact on the youth of Christus Victor Lutheran Church of Elk Grove and Trinity Lutheran Church of Des Plaines. His faith and enthusiasm for ministry were reflected in his work with the Thanksgiving Outreach Dinner at CVLC and the youth mission trip to Toronto. He led a youth bible study on Saturday mornings. Recently of Skokie, Skip is survived by his mother, Sally; and his best friend and partner, Romeo Alvarez. A memorial service will be held at Christus Victor Lutheran Church, Elk Grove Village on Sunday, April 11, at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to CVLC, Youth Mission Trip, 1065 S. Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 or the Ryan's Well Foundation at www.ryanswell.ca. Services were handled by Grove Memorial Chapel, Elk Grove Village, 847-640-0566 or www.grovememorialchapel.com.

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Apr. 5, 2010
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