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Peter B. Skraba

February 16, 1933 ~ October 25, 2019 (age 86)


Peter B. Skraba, age 86 of Lake City passed away October 25, 2019 at home.

Pete was born February 16, 1933 in Virginia, Minnesota to Peter and Irene (Meizo) Skraba.

On January 3, 1959 he married Martha J. Wilson in Saginaw.

He enlisted in the US Army in 1953, attaining the rank of Corporal upon his discharge in 1955.

Pete worked as a mechanic on freighters and traveled the Great Lakes of Michigan. He was employed as a heavy equipment operator working with the Operating Engineers Local 324.

He loved the Northern country while working on the Alaskan Pipeline. He had been employed with the City of Lake City and was City Superintendent. 

He loved the out of doors and was an avid hunter.

Pete was overjoyed as the chickadees would eat out of his hand when he was outside his sugar shack.  The birds seemed to especially enjoy it when Pete turned on the radio with music, while boiling his delicious maple syrup.

Pete is survived by his wife, Martha and special child Mitchell Ingleright of Lake City and God

Child Morgan Morgan of Georgia. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and two sister.

A Funeral Mass for Peter will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at  St. Stephen Catholic Church in Lake City with Rev. Christopher  Jarvis  officiating.

Visitation will be Tuesday, October 29, 2019  from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Young-Holdship

Funeral Home. There will be a Rosary Service at 4:00 p.m.

Burial will take place in the Lake City Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Theresa Catholic Church in Manton.

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The family is being served by Young-Holdship Funeral Home in Lake City

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October 29, 2019

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Young-Holdship Funeral Home
403 S. Pine St.
Lake City, MI 49651

October 29, 2019

4:00 PM
Young-Holdship Funeral Home
403 S. Pine St.
Lake City, MI 49651

Funeral Mass
October 30, 2019

11:00 AM
St. Stephen Catholic Church of Lake City
506 W. Union Street
Lake City, MI 49651

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