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Obituary for William (Bill) M. Skophammer

Bill was born March 25, 1928 in Albert Lea, MN to Grant and Signa Reeves Skophammer. He was raised in Albert Lea, MN and Fort Dodge, IA. Bill passed away on October 12, 2017.
When Bill was 15, with the help of his mother, he joined the Navy in 1943. He served in The Aleutian Islands and aboard an AP147 until his discharge in 1946. He met and married Ruth Trenda. They then moved to Willamina, OR in 1948 where he lived and worked for two years. They had 2 children, Michael and Mary K. Ruth passed away in February, 1987. He married Mary Etta Peters in October, 1987.
Bill has lived in McMinnville since 1950. He worked at The Ford Garage until he started working for McMinnville Water and Light in 1952. He had a 35 year career with McMinnville Water & Light retiring in 1987 as Line Superintendent. He attained a Life membership in 2004 to McMinnville Elks Lodge #1283. He was also a member of a Model A Club, Elks Camper Club and the American Legion. He was a charter member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Willamina and Trinity Lutheran Church, McMinnville.
Bill especially enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed all those who were part of his life. He loved to travel.
Survivors include his wife Mary Etta, of McMinnville, son Michael (Charlotte) of Kingman, AZ; daughter Mary K. Wolfe of McMinnville, step children Karen Peters and Rick Peters, grandchildren Carl (Rosanna) Skophammer, Jennifer (Tony) Bunce, Kristopher (Elsa) Wolfe, Sean Plumley and Shannon (Clifford) Holyoak, 17 great grandchildren, and 7 great great grandchildren, brothers Roger of Bloomington, MN, Paul of Tekemah, NE, and sister Patricia of Albert Lea, MN and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth, parents, Grant and Signa, and brothers Jack, James & Robert.
Services will be Friday, October 20, 2017 at 10:00 am at Chapel of Macy and Son. Contributions can be made to the diabetes Association or The Cancer Foundation.


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20

Oct

10:00 AM
Macy & Son Funeral Directors

135 NE Evans Street
McMinnville, OR 97128

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