Donald R Skuse

September 30, 1933February 24, 2014

Donald Raymond Skuse, age 80, passed away on Monday, February 24, 2014. Donald served in the United States Army. He retired from Hackley Hospital after 25 years. Donald enjoyed hunting and fishing. Donald will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 12 years, Barbara Skuse; 10 stepchildren; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; sister, Sharon (Keith) Eithniear; brothers: Ernie (Alice) Skuse, Vic (Leota) Skuse; sister-in-law, Ruth Skuse; many nieces, nephews and a large extended family who will all miss him. He was preceded in death by both parents; sister, Inez Tucker; brother, Elwood Skuse. A memorial service will take place on Friday, March 7, 2014 at VFW Post 8846 (1061 Witham Rd., N. Muskegon, 49445) at 1:00pm.

Arrangements under the direction of Ever Rest Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel, Muskegon, MI.


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Diane Plunkett

March 7, 2014

We shall see you up in heaven :)

March 7, 2014

I knew Don best when he was married to Arlene and lived in Holton, he was a wonderful man ! R.I.P.


March 7, 2014

I will always have a bisqit and gravey for you (;


March 7, 2014

I love and will miss you very much,so sorry Barb,God bless.

Sharon Allen

March 5, 2014

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. -

Sherry Jarka

March 4, 2014

I didn't really know papa Don but Dakota has shared some funny stories with me. I am thinking of all of you at this most difficult time in your lives.Barb you have been dealing with a full plate for quite sometime now! You need to take some time for you and take care of yourself! I told Dakota to take care of you and give you lots of hugs! Wishing you find peace and comfort.
Sherry Jarka

March 4, 2014

Dan & Linda Barnard

Sarah Maguire

February 27, 2014

Papa will be missed but never will the memories of you or the stories you would tell be forgotten.

Yvonne Ries

February 27, 2014

To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
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February 27, 2014

Sharon and Keith Eitniear