Richard B Skievaski

  • Born: January 16, 1936
  • Died: February 8, 2018
  • Location: Cedar Lake, Indiana

Burdan Funeral Home Inc

12901 Wicker Ave
Cedar Lake, IN 46303

Tel. (219) 374-5518

Tribute & Message From The Family

Richard B Skievaski, age 82, of Cedar Lake passed away February 8, 2018. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Marilyn; children, Debra (nee Wozniczka) (Robert) Phelps, and Derek (Traci) Skievaski, grandchildren, Aaron, Brandon, Ryan, Taylor and Savannah; four great-grandchildren; sister, Myra (Robert) Frappier, and brother, Robert (Roselinde) Skievaski.

Friends may greet the family on Monday, February 12, 2018 from 5 pm until 8 pm at BURDAN FUNERAL HOME, 12901 Wicker Ave. (corner of US 41 and 129th Ave.) Cedar Lake. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 11 am DIRECTLY at St. Timothy Episcopal Church, 1115 N. Cline Ave., Griffith with Mother Michelle Walker, officiating.

Richard was an avid bowler. At 17, he left the Philippines to join the US Army, where he served for six years. Richard retired from Inland Steel. He was a member of the American Legion and the Freemasons. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Timothy Church or Hospice of the Calumet.


Condolence & Memory Journal

sorry for your loss.Avery good man and neighbor.

Posted by ron zientara - cedar lake, IN - neighbor   February 14, 2018

He was the most handsome soldier I have ever seen! After discharge from the military he bought a new car. It was a Mercury, had a white hard top and I think it was orange? He was so proud of that car. Aunty Marilyn, you may remember it. However, he was even more proud of his bride to be! He was very picky and the first time I met our soon to be auntie I was excited and happy for him. I have so many sweet memories of him. I know he is in paradise now and I will see him again. Love and prayers to all the family.

Posted by Mary Pearman - Farmington, NM - Family   February 14, 2018

Dear cousins Derek and Debbie and familys: We mourn the loss of our dear, sweet uncle. It brings to mind so many childhood memories of playtime or dinners at mom's. He and your mom were always smiling and happy. Uncle always laughing. It is difficult to bear his loss; for all of us. You are all in our prayes. Love, Your cousin, Carmen and family

Posted by Carmen Pearman - Hanna, IN - Family   February 13, 2018

My sincere condolences to Aunt Marilyn and family on the passing of their beloved husband and father. May he rest in peace and be joined with his other siblings and Grandma and Grandpa Ski in heaven.

Posted by Kevin Skievaski - Freehold, NJ - Family   February 12, 2018

Mr. Skievaski will always be considered a HERO for serving our country. Thank you Sir and May God hold you in his loving arms. Rest in Peace.

Posted by Laura Christy    February 11, 2018


In my heart a memory is kept,

For a dear uncle I love and respect.

Him I'll remember and never forget.

Posted by ANNA PEARMAN - Vandenberg Village, CA - Family   February 09, 2018

Derek and Traci, I am so sorry for your loss. Keeping you in thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Lenore Rendina - Crete, IL - Friend   February 09, 2018