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Albert John Skutt, 76, of rural Lacon passed away at 9:15 a.m. Jan. 3, 2013, in St. Joseph’s Nursing Home, Lacon.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lacon. The Rev. Tom Mizeur will officiate. Burial will follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Lacon.
Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday in Lenz Memorial Home, Lacon; with rosary at 4 p.m.
Mr. Skutt was born June 18, 1936, in Chicago to Matt and Elsie (Nisporchik) Skutt.
He married Judy Gensler Crocker on June 3, 1972, in St. Ann Catholic Church, Toluca. He loved to fish, was proud of his gardens, and enjoyed spending time with his family. Al was a devoted son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, and uncle. He will be missed by many.
He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Lacon and the Knights of Columbus. Al graduated from Hopkins High School in Granville in 1955. He helped many farmers in the area and worked at the brickyards in Streator. He also worked at Champion Air Compressor in Princeton and retired in 1993 from B.F. Goodrich/Geon in Henry after 30 years.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Joseph Crocker of Toluca and David (Laura) Skutt of Secor; two daughters, Terri (Paul) Kish of Yorkville and Holly (Mark) Denniston of Mackinaw; 15 grandchildren, Ryan (Alicia) Arnold, Joshua Arnold, Jeremy Arnold, Jenna Arnold, Elizabeth Kish, all of Yorkville, Brooke Crocker of Melbourne, Fla., Paige Crocker of Minonk, Elijah Skutt, Josie Skutt, Jacob Skutt, Katrina Skutt, all of Secor, Derek Denniston, Brent Denniston, Shaun Denniston and Cody Denniston, all of Mackinaw; and two great-grandchildren, Drew Spencer of Melbourne and Lily Arnold of Yorkville; one brother, Don (Majorie) Skutt of Tiskilwa; three sisters, Mary Jane Pratt of Granville, Darlene (Larry) Fleming of Tonica and Kathleen (Donald) Junker of Magnolia; one sister-in-law, Jean Skutt of Granville; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Matthew Skutt in 1951, and Richard Skutt in 2009; one sister, Nancy Skutt in 1949; and one brother-in-law, Charles Prat.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Joseph’s Nursing Home, Lacon; or to Varna Ambulance Service.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.lenz-memorialhome.com.
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