Chester A. Skop, 90, of Houghton Lake formerly of Elmira, entered the eternal life on August 23, 2018 at his daughter’s home surrounded by family and friends.
He was married to the late Veronica (Prusakiewicz) Skop for fifty-nine years.
Mr. Skop was born in Gaylord, September 10, 1927, the son of Peter and Victoria (Petroski) Skop. He was a life time resident of Otsego County.
He served during the Korean War on-board the U.S.S. Yorktown off the sea of Japan. He and his family operated a dairy farm and grew potatoes. He was a finish carpenter having hung all the doors at St. Mary’s Cathedral.
Preceding Chester in death were his parents, Peter and Victoria; brothers Donald, Richard, and Leonard; and sister Jean.
Surviving are three sons and three daughters, Diane of Houghton Lake, David of Elmira, Jeanne (Jerry) George of Gaylord, Kenneth of Florida, Nadine of Gaylord, and Kevin of Elmira; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and fifty foster children.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Mary Cathedral on Monday August 27, 2018 at 11:00 A.M.
Visitation will begin at 10:00 A.M. until the time of mass, with a rosary service to be held at 10:30 A.M. Following Mass, there will be a military presentation and a luncheon.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s School. Arrangements entrusted to the Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.