Dr. Raymond E. “Dr. Skup” Skupniewicz, 84, a Stevens Point native, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at the Becker Shoop Center in Racine.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Edward Catholic Church in Racine, with the Rev. Allen Bratkowski officiating. Entombment, with full military honors, will be in Calvary Cemetery Garden Crypts in Racine.
Visitation will be at the Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home and Crematory in Racine from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday and at the church from 10 a.m. Tuesday until the Mass.
Memorials should be directed to either St. Edward Catholic Church or the Racine Health Care Network.
Condolences may be offered online at www.draeger-langendorf.com.
Dr. Skupniewicz was born Nov. 25, 1927, in Stevens Point, a son of the late Matthew and Frances (Burant) Skupniewicz.
He served in the U.S. Army, as an MP during the Korean War.
Following service he graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School in 1955.
He was married to Wanda M. Kropp on June 18, 1955, at St. Rose Catholic Church in Racine. She died on June 5, 2010.
He was a physician and practiced in Racine for more than 40 years. He performed house calls, evening telephone calls and spent extra time with patients.
He was a member of St. Edward Catholic Church, the Racine County Medical Society, the Wisconsin Medical Society, the Kurten Medical Group, a founding member of the Racine Medical Clinic, the Wheaton Franciscan Medical Group, and the Racine Yacht Club. Upon retirement, he remained active in the Yacht Club, continuing racing and cruising his sailboat with family and friends.
Survivors include two sons, Chuck (Dee Van Donselaar), Salinas, Calif., and George (Gail Klein), Madison; one daughter, Irene (Robert) Smith, Sunnyvale, Calif.; two sisters-in-law, Darlene Skupniewicz and Genevieve “Jean” Shuda, both of Stevens Point; and six grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one infant sister, Dorothy; and two brothers, Jim, who was killed in Korea, and Ernest.