Ray O. Skelton, 84, of Syracuse, IN passed away at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at his home. He was born on November 30, 1936 in Goshen, IN to James & Anna (Stingle) Skelton.
He graduated from Goshen High School, attended Goshen College, and was a United States Army veteran. He was a lifetime Goshen / Syracuse area resident and was married on December 23, 1966 in Goshen, IN to Loretta Keifer who preceded him on May 16, 2021. He retired in 1999 from Syracuse Rubber Company after 43 years as an engineer.
He was a member of the American Legion Post 223 in Syracuse.
He is survived by:
5 Daughters – Cheryl (Rick) Bauman of Elkhart, Brenda (Roger) Baumgartner of New Paris, Rebecca (Kevin) Enyeart of North Webster, Melanie (Terry) Green of Syracuse, Stephanie Skelton of Syracuse
Son – Ray J. Skelton of North Webster
Step Son - Steve Stoner of Marcellus, MI
13 Grand & 20 Gt. Grandchildren
Sister – Laura Druckamiller of Warsaw
Brother – George Noreen) Skelton of Goshen
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, daughter – Vicky Skelton, and brother – Floyd Skelton.
Cremation will take place at Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, 4356 N. St. Rd 15, Warsaw, IN. A private family Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date. Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse, IN is in charge of arrangements.
Preferred memorials may be given to the Premier Hospice, 10315 Dawson’s Creek Blvd., Suite J, Fort Wayne, IN 46825 or American Cancer Society, 130 Red Coach Rd, Mishawaka, IN 46545.
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