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Duane Edwin "Du" Skelton, 61, of Commiskey, Ind., formerly of
Lincoln, died Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at 6 a.m. at his home near Commiskey.
Military services were conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday by Chaplain Don
Maddex and Chaplain Billy Chatham at the Morgan & Nay Funeral
Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Ind. There was a visitation
period from 4 to 7 p.m.
In Lincoln, friends may call at Holland Barry &
Bennett Funeral Home, 620 Pulaski St., on Tuesday,
March 29, from 3 until 7 p.m. Military honors will
follow at 7.
Mr. Skelton was employed with Arvin
Sango in Madison, Ind., the past 10 years as a
machine operator. He had worked as an over-the-road
trucker for many years. He also worked as a union
laborer and for Precision Products in Lincoln for
He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam
He was born Jan. 1, 1950, in Greenview. His
parents were Burt and Marie Allen Skelton. He was
raised in Lincoln and lived there most of his life.
He married Sue Elsler Walta on Dec. 3, 2002, in
Madison, Ind. He had lived in Jefferson County,
Ind., since 2000.
He is survived by his wife, of Commiskey, Ind.;
his daughter, Bridget Sparks and her husband, Wes,
of Crystal Lake; his stepdaughter, Susie Kiel of
Madison, Ind.; his stepson, Gary Stone of Dupont,
Ind.; his mother, Marie Skelton of Lincoln; his
sisters, Joyce Skelton of Lincoln, Mary Hashman of
Springfield and Linda Hashman of Danville, Ky.; his
twin brother, Dean Skelton, and his wife, Joyce, of
Middletown; his brother Buck Skelton of Lincoln; his
grandsons, Nathaniel, Kaston and Jace of Crystal
Lake; his stepgrandchildren, Haley Caplinger,
Chelsea Caplinger, Daniel Gehrke, Ashleigh Knudson,
Josey Kiel, Damon Bradshaw, Alisha Mashburn, Rene
Garland and Brandy Garland; his
step-great-grandchildren, Dayton Bolton, Alicia
Keller, Halie Mae Mashburn and Myra Sue Mashburn; a
special cousin, Joe Skelton and his wife, Kathy, of
Lincoln; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and other
He was preceded in death by his father, Burt
Skelton, and one brother, Bob Skelton.
He was a member of Jefferson Post 9 of the American
Legion in Indiana and Middletown American Legion
He was inducted into the Army on Aug. 13, 1969,
in Lincoln. He rose to the rank of specialist four
and served in the 93rd Evacuation Hospital, 5th U.S.
Army. He was honorably discharged on Aug. 12, 1975,
from Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., receiving the National
Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.
He enjoyed working on his log home, fishing and
being with his grandchildren.
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