In Memory

Dick Skinner

Dick Skinner

       Richard Lamar “Dick or D L” Skinner

Dick passed away on February 10, 2017 at his home in Hutchinson, Kansas from complications due to  congestive heart failure. He was a native of Battle Creek, Michigan, but resided much of his life in Kansas.  After graduation Dick was drafted into the army, serving his country during the Vietnam War.  He was stationed at Fort Riley in Junction City, Kansas.  Upon leaving the service, Dick became a union brick layer. He was known as a collector of everything.  Dick was also an avid motorcycle enthusiast who loved his “Maybelline” and “Sybil” and especially loved to ride.  On June 28, 2014, he married Kathy Hofer in York, Nebraska. Survivors included his wife, Kathy; daughter, Candace Cunningham; son, Brandon Ford; granddaughter, KaAliyah Williams; and siblings, David, Don Juan, Drew, Donna, and Darcy. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Dante.

Information from online website, Hutchison, Kansas, February 16, 2017 and Kathy Skinner

The following was provided to by Dick Skinner’s wife Kathy and posted here with her permission:

“Dick Lamar Skinner, or "D.L.", is how anybody who knew him for the last 40 years is the name he went by, was a wonderful husband, caring father and grandfather; he was the patriarch of our family. As his wife, I was so lucky everyday that he was in my life. He was and will always be my favorite person; I used to tell him I had been waiting my whole life for him. That every experience in my life good and bad had to happen so when the "stars aligned and the clouds parted," our paths finally crossed. And then my life began. Never have I met someone like D.L. He made me want to be the best version of myself. My love for him is not governed by the laws of this earth; it transcends time, and space. I loved being his wife and he was my best friend and my heart is with him.”

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02/20/17 06:58 PM #1    

Carole Terry (Morgan)

I remember Dick very well. One of the kindest souls ever. I had a huge crush on him

in junior high. We remained friends through graduation. God speed my friend. You always were kind. 

02/20/17 09:44 PM #2    

Ken Long

I did not know Dick real well in school. So what I do remember is that he was somewhat tall and lanky. He was also mild mannered.He was blessed to have contributed his life-time to his family and his enjoyments. I'm sorry for his passing.

02/20/17 10:12 PM #3    

Martha Hoffman

Dick was a classmate at Urbandale Elementary (my square dancing partner), Northwestern Junior High and BCCHS. What a special light he cast on all who stood in his shadow. Pleasant memories. I'm so happy to hear he had a joyous life.

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