OBITUARY

Tom Skuse

September 12, 1939May 14, 2019

Born September 12, 1939 in Cheboygan, Michigan to William and Leila (Dunn) Skuse, passed away on May 14, 2019, at the age of 79.

Tom married Peggy A. Dayton on June 24, 1990 in Mason, Michigan. He moved back to Onaway in 1999 after retiring from Mason Public Schools where he worked as a building engineer for 23 years. He also worked at Pontiac Motors for 5 years and the Cheboygan County Road Commission. After retiring from Mason Public Schools he took a retirement job working for the Department of Fish and Wildlife at the Lamprey Station. Tom was a member of the Tip of the Mitt Antique Tractor Club, Kountry Kampers (20 years) and the Onaway United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Becky Bonilla; grandson, Tony Bonilla; sisters, Lovina Cowan and Betty Jean Penfold; brothers, William and George Skuse. Surviving to cherish his memory are his wife, Peggy Skuse; sons, Kevin Skuse, Matthew Skuse; daughters, Jeanneen (Scott) Dalos and Ann (William) Trueworthy; stepson, Mark Fillmore; stepdaughter, Carolyn (Duane) Brown; 25 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; brother, Sidney Skuse; and sister, Willette Sagle.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 17, 2019 at Mason First United Methodist Church, 201 E. Ash St., Mason, MI 48854 with Rev. Donna Minarik officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at Onaway United Methodist Church, with interment to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 865 S. Cedar St., Mason, MI 48854.

Memories and online condolences may be shared with the family at www.grbdmason.com.

  • DONATIONS

  • Heartland Hospice

Services

  • Visitation Friday, May 17, 2019
  • Memorial Service Friday, May 17, 2019

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Kaye Porter

May 15, 2019

SID, MY MEMORIES OF TOM GO FAR BACK, . HE WAS A SUPER GREAT FRIEND AND I HAVE MISSED HIM AND MISSED YOU. . JUST TREASURE ALL THE MEMORIES. MY LOVE AND PRAYERS TO YOU. LOVE KAYE.


PEGGY MY LOVE TO YOU. THE HURT NEVER GOES AWAY. WITH GOD'S HELP YOU LEARN TO LIVE WITH IT.. PRAYERS. HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON. LOVE KAYE.

Steve & Liz Scarlett

May 15, 2019

Peggy, we were sorry to hear of Tom's passing. We enjoyed worshipping with you both at Onaway Methodist Church during the summer months. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Ginger Post

May 14, 2019

I HAVE KNOWN TOM AND PEGGY FOR A FEW YEARS . THEY ARE BOTH WONDERFUL PEOPLE.TOM ALWAYS SEEMED SO LAYED BACK. HE COULD BE QUIET, BUT HE DID HAVE A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR TOO.I KNOW HE SURE LOVED HIS WIFE. YOU COULD SEE THE SPARKLE IN HIS EYES WHEN HE LOOKED AT PEGGY. AND PEGGY REALLY TOOK GOOD CARE OF HIM. RIP TOM I KNOW YOU ARE IN HEAVEN.

Shannon Haynie-Branton

May 14, 2019

To the family of one of the nicest men I ever knew: My heartfelt condolences to you all! My heart sunk when I read of Mr. Skuse’s passing.
He was the custodian at Cedar Street Elementary school when I attended and was always so kind. I used to love running into him at lunchtime because if he saw me, he would always find me a semi frozen juice cup!
It’s funny the memories we keep with us through the years!
Rest In Peace, Mr. Skuse

Laura Rakowski-Cole

May 14, 2019

Peggy, Ann and the rest of the family. I remember Tom so well from when he (and Peggy) worked at Steele with me. He was always so kind, helpful and caring. The kids often referred to him as the Santa with the red beard! I am so very sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Sending love to your families during this difficult time. Much love, Laura

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