Claude J. Skibba, 76, 6639 Cattle Lane, town of Sharon chairman, died of an apparent heart attack while cutting logs in the woods on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2000.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Polonia. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home and again on Friday at the church from 10 a.m. until the services. The Society of Foresters will combine with the general rosary at 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name will be established at a later date.
Mr. Skibba was born July 7, 1923, in the town of Sharon, a son of the late John and Suzanne (Golomski) Skibba. He attended school in Ellis and Sacred Heart School in Polonia. Before his marriage he worked in a logging camp.
He was married to Bernice Burant on Sept. 25, 1950, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
After the marriage, they settled at their present address.
He was a farmer and milk and cattle hauler.
He served as a town of Sharon supervisor from 1967 to 1982 and had been Sharon town chairman since 1982. He also served on the Portage County Board of Supervisors from 1974 to 1986 and on the Rosholt Fire District, currently as president.
He was a member of the National Catholic Society of Foresters St. Ann’s Court 306.
Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Kathy (Harry) Ehr and Barb (Dave) Kurszewski, Custer, and Kris (Tom) Carne, Stevens Point; five sons, Art (Lisa), Custer, Bob (Marcia), Amherst Junction, Bill (Mary), Rosholt, and Paul and Pete (Becky), both of Stevens Point; one sister, Lauretta (Adam) Lehman, Wood Dale, Ill.; two brothers, Fred (Rose) and Myron, both of Stevens Point; 11 grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Mary; one son, David; two sisters, Aurella Ebel and Lillian Worzella; and five brothers, Sig, Ray, Raphael, Chet and Ned.