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Donald P. Skonie of Elk Grove Village Donald P. Skonie passed away Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. He was a dedicated loving father of three, Donna (Bruce) Pilling, Douglas (Larry) Skonie and Dawn (Eric) Haertle; and proud grandfather of seven, Rachel, Erin, Scott, Cassidy, Bryce, Luke and Miles. He is also survived by Doris Reeves and brother, Tom. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jim. He graduated from Austin High School in Chicago, IL in 1954, and then Don served his country in the Army and was in the Korean War. He proudly served on the Elk Grove Police Department as one of the original "Founding Brothers of Law" with 25 years of dedicated service, 1964 to 1988. Don enjoyed spending many hours at Salt Creek Golf Club, Elk Grove Bowl and later in life at the 19th hole of his favorite golf course with his friends. Donald enjoyed spending time with his family along with his many K9 companions. Memorials are suggested to the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society. Private services are being held for the family. For information, Pagenkopf Funeral Home, Oconomowoc, WI, 262-567-4457 or www.pagenkopf.com.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Oct. 13, 2012
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