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Donavon D. Skillstad

Donavon D. Skillstad, 86, of Elgin, passed away Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 at the Neligh Care and Rehabilitation Center in Neligh.
Don is survived by his wife, LeeAnn, two daughters: Deb (Eric) Rost of Omaha and Darla Skillstad of Papillion, two sons: Dana (Kathi) Skillstad of Omaha and Dave (Lisa) Skillstad of Albion, five grandchildren: Heather Rankin, Bryan Skillstad, Shana Skillstad, Jennifer Lemanske and Noah Becker; five great grandchildren, two step-children: John (Aiko)Timm of Tomah, WI; Ann (Don) Carter of Murrieta, CA; one step daughter-in-law: Patricia Timm of Miami, FL; one sister-in-law, Carlyn Skillstad of Newman Grove; six step grandchildren and eight step great-grandchildren.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Julia Skillstad, his first wife Darlene (Schafer), four sisters: Geneva Shopen, Eleanore Nelson, Laverne Swartz, Rosella Furr, and two brothers: LeRoy and Ronald, four brothers-in-law: Larry Shopen, Irvin Nelson, Jack Swartz, Bob Furr; one sister-in-law, Arlene Skillstad; and one stepson: Jerry Timm.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Immanuel-Zion South Branch Lutheran Church, rural Albion, with Pastor Meg Sander officiating. Burial will follow in the South Branch Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 334 of Petersburg.
Levander Funeral Home in Albion is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.levanderfuneralhome.com. Memorials are suggested to Immanuel- Zion Lutheran Church or the Boone County Fitness Center.