C harles “Chick” Frederick Skinner, 90, of Fairview died October 13, 2012 at his residence south of Fairview. He was born on the family farm on November 16, 1921 the son of Adrian Skinner and Mildred (Scoby) Skinner. He attended Franklin School and graduated from Fairview High School in 1939. He entered the United States Army in 1945 serving in Germany and in the Korean War in 1950 to 1951. After returning, he worked in Topeka for the 501 School District for 37 years. When he retired he returned to Fairview to his true passion, farming. He was united in marriage to Helen (Jurgensmeier) Snyder on March 2, 1992. She survives of the home. They lived on the family farm south of Fairview until his death. He always said he was born in this house and I am going to die in this house. God granted his wish.
He is survived by one son, Scott (Michele) Skinner; two daughters, Susan (Bryan) Vargas and Debra (Daniel) Scrimsher, 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Also surviving are Helen’s children, Sherry Hartter, Virgil (Becki) Snyder, Mary Brockhoff, David (Janene) Snyder and Dan (Lisa) Snyder; a sister, Dorothy Marmon, sister-in-law, Mary Skinner, brother-in-law, Glen Winterscheidt and 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the Fairview United Church of Christ. A family visitation will be Wednesday evening 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Popkess Mortuary Chapel in Sabetha. The interment will be made in the Isely Cemetery north of Fairview. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fairview United Church of Christ, St. Augustine’s Catholic Church (Fidelity) or Fairview Community Building sent in care of the funeral home.