Welcome to the memorial page for

Michael Dan Skinner

May 29, 1941 ~ July 28, 2017 (age 76)

Michael Dan Skinner, 76, of Leesburg, passed away on July 28, 2017 at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.

Dan was born on May 29, 1941 in Fort Wayne to Willard and Jean (Gallmyer) Skinner. He spent his formative years on Blue Lake and in Fort Wayne. He graduated from Northside High School in 1960.

After High School, he served briefly in the United States Navy.

He was married on October 10, 2016 to Patricia Ballou.

Dan loved fishing. He belonged to the North Webster American Legion.

Michael is survived by his wife, Patricia Skinner of Leesburg; a daughter, Chari Heffley of Churubusco; two sons, David Skinner of Largo, Fl and Andrew Skinner of Hendersonville, NC; a step-son, Christopher Boyle of Eaton; his mother Jean Skinner of Yorktown; a sister, Wendy (Don) Skinner of Ithaca, NY; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his father Willard Skinner.

Visiting hours will take place at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M., or one hour prior to the service

Services will begin at 11:00 A.M., at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home on Thursday, August 3, 2017.

Burial will follow at Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the American Heart Association.

Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at

Charitable donations may be made to:

American Heart Association
208 S. LaSalle St., Suite 1500, Chicago IL 60604-1242
Tel: 1-800-242-8721

 Service Information

August 2, 2017

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sheets and Childs Funeral Home
206 North Main Street
Churubusco, IN 46723

Funeral Service
August 3, 2017

11:00 AM
Sheets and Childs Funeral Home
206 North Main Street
Churubusco, IN 46723

Interment following funeral service
August 3, 2017

Christian Chapel Cemetery
U.S. 33 just east of State Road 9
Merriam, IN 46701

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