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June Skillestad

May 27, 1923 — August 29, 2019

June Anne Skillestad, age 96, of Peoria, passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at Heritage Manor in Chillicothe.

June was born on May 27, 1923 in Peoria, IL to Glenn and Leila L. (Thorn) Hendryx. She married Wayne A. Skillestad on December 1, 1951 and he preceded her in death on November 23, 1992. Also preceding her in death are her parents and one brother, Dean Hendryx.

Surviving are her children, Susan Skillestad of Peoria, IL, Gary Skillestad of Hayward, WI and Dennis Skillestad of Chillicothe, IL; four grandchildren, Brett (Sara) Skillestad, Jay Skillestad, Hannah (Taylor) Miller and Gary Wayne Skillestad, II; and two great-grandchildren, Harper and Rona June Miller.

June worked for J.G. O'Brien Printing and the Federal Bankruptcy Court. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary, the American Legion and of the Mossville United Methodist Church. When her children were in school, June was very active in the Mossville Grade School as a room mother, helped with school functions and attended many of her kid's sporting events. June was an avid pan fisherman, Chicago Cub fan and she enjoyed gardening. June and Wayne also loved to go dancing together.

Services will be held on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 11am at Weber- Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 from 4pm to 6pm also at the funeral home. Burial will be at Chillicothe City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Mossville United Methodist Church, the VFW Auxiliary and the Alzheimer's Association. Online condolences may be made through


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1107 North Fourth Street
Chillicothe, IL 61523

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