Richard Andrew "Rich / Ski" Sklarski, Sr.
Residence: Monticello, Indiana
Died: Thursday, January 30, 2020
Location: 3:08 a.m., at his home with his daughter by his side
Age: 86
Date of Birth: Monday, April 17, 1933
Birth place: Chicago, Illinois
Branch: Army
Father: Andrew Joseph "Pro" Sklarski  
Mother: Stephanie ( Kozak ) Sklarski  
Marital Status: Single
Resided in: Richard had lived in the Buffalo, Indiana, area before moving to rural Monticello, Indiana.
Funeral Date: Monday, February 03, 2020
Funeral Location: 3:00 p.m. (EDT), Monday, February 3, 2020, at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana.
Clergy: Father David L. Rasner of the Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church of Monticello, Indiana.
Burial will take place: At 11:30 a.m. (CST), February 4, 2020, at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, 20953 W. Hoff Road, Elwood, Illinois, 60421.
Visitation will be: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (EDT), Monday, February 3, 2020, at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana.
Biographical Information: Rich was born at home in Chicago, Illinois, in his home by mid-wife Cook County. He proudly served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1955. Rich had lived in Chicago, Bridgeview, Orland Park, Chicago Ridge, Illinois, Buffalo and Monticello, Indiana. He had owned restaurant and operated a masonry shop for many years. Rich also worked for the Santa Fe Railroad and Union Pacific Railroad for many years. He was a member of Post #1160 Glenn Maker of Memorial, Illinois, where he became known as Santa Claus, filling the position for several years. Rich also belonged to the Fraternal Order Eagles Lodge and AmVets Post #91 both, of Monticello, Indiana. Rich was a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather
Special Services: Full Military Rites by the Monticello Veterans Honor Guard of Monticello, Indiana, will be conducted at the funeral home beginning at 3:00 p.m. (EDT), Monday, February 3, 2020.
Memorial Information: Memorials may be given to Happy Tails in Honor of Chipper, Chip-Chip, and Lucy. Envelopes will be available here at the funeral home.
Marriage Information: On January 2, 1955 in Chicago, Illinois, he married Myrna Dee Mann; they divorced August 1970, and she passed away on September 16, 2012.
Survivors include:
Three (3) Daughters,
Sheree L. Walter of Surprise, Arizona,
Mellody Annerino of Justice, Illinois, and
Debbie D. (husband Michael) Wofford of Paso Robles, California;

One (1) Son,
Richard A. Sklarski, Jr. of Paso Robles, California;

Ten (10) Grandchildren,
Michael Walter,
Nicholas Annerino,
Ashley Boneso,
Richard A. Sklarski, III.,
Samantha Wofford,
Reannin Walter,
Amanda Bruce,
Krystal Pesavento,
Hailey Wofford, and
Anthony "Boopy" Annerino;

Thirteen (13) Great Grandchildren;

Nancy Louise Seego of Plainfield, Illinois;

Several Nieces, Nephews, Great- Nieces, and Great Nephews;

Special Friends,
Dale, Georgia, and Rhonda Bryant of Monticello, Indiana, and
Jack of Monticello, Indiana.

Preceded in Death:
Andrew J. & Stephanie (Kozak) Sklarski;

Mark A. Sklarski,

Aayla Jean Reyes;

Dorothy Spirala.

Arrangements by:
Miller - Roscka Funeral Home, 6368 E. US 24, Monticello, Indiana, 47960 (574) 583-8488.