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“sorry for your loss.Avery good man and neighbor. ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: ron zientara - cedar lake, IN

“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...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Mary Pearman - Farmington, NM

“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...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Carmen Pearman - Hanna, IN

“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...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Kevin Skievaski - Freehold, NJ

“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. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Laura Christy

“In my heart a memory is kept,For a dear uncle I love and respect.Him I'll remember and never forget. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: ANNA PEARMAN - Vandenberg Village, CA

“Derek and Traci, I am so sorry for your loss. Keeping you in thoughts and prayers. ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Lenore Rendina - Crete, IL


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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.