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William "Bill" Skinner

September 13, 1953 — July 19, 2023

GILLETTE, WY

William (Bill) Skinner passed away July 18, 2023 at the Saddle Ridge Wing, Westview Health Care Center in Sheridan Wyoming. To honor his life a memorial service will be held on July 28 at Noon (12:00pm) at the Walker Funeral Home. He was born and raised in Gladwin, Michigan to Leo and Lucille Skinner on September 13, 1953. Bill grew up in Gladwin, Michigan and graduated from high school in 1971. He attended Mid Michigan Community College and obtained an associates degree. He was a jack of all trades and a master of them all. He was a carpenter for Skinner Construction, a real estate broker for Green Management, and an inspector for Rock Mountain Hoist. Bill was the life of the party. He was known for the Crazy Women Canyon campout. This campout was held every Memorial Day in the Big Horn Mountains. He was an avid hunter and fishermen. He was a die-hard Lions and Broncos fan, and loved sports of all kinds. Bill had many dogs, Labrador Retrievers were his favorite. In the early 1970’s, Bill made life long friends. He and the Kansas City Boys had many adventures together. They worked hard and played hard, hunting and fishing together. Bill married Michele Crowl on August 26, 1983 at Bivens Park in Gillette, (and later divorced.) Together they had one child. On December 26, 1986, Bill became a father. He was a great father, teaching his son to hunt, fish and enjoy the great outdoors. Bill was loved by many and will be greatly missed. Bill is survived by his son, Eric Skinner, Lew (his dog), sister Sandra Jossens, brother John (Theresa ) Skinner, nephews and nieces; Donnie and Randy Jossens, JB Skinner, and family, Blain Geer and family, Tracy Collins and family. He is preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and brother in law Charles Jossens. Memorials and condolences may be sent to Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 W Fifth St, Gillette Wy, 82716 or gillettememorialchapel.com, The service will be recorded and streamed online.

 

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Bill Skinner Funeral Service

Friday, July 28, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Mountain time)

Walker Funeral Home - Gillette

410 Medical Arts Ct, Gillette, WY 82716

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Bill Skinner Graveside Service

Friday, July 28, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Mountain time)

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