In Memoriam : Frankie Skobel

Frankie Skobel Frankie Gene Skobel - age: 78
(September 09, 1938 to February 15, 2017 )
Resident of Benton, Illinois

Visitation Information:
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, February 18, 2017
Leffler Funeral Home
401 East Main Street
Benton, Illinois 62812

8:00 p.m. Saturday, February 18, 2017
Leffler Funeral Home
401 East Main Street
Benton, Illinois 62812

Private Family Burial

Frankie Gene Skobel, age 78, of Benton, passed away at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Lavender Ridge in Mt. Vernon, IL.

Funeral services will be held at 8:00 p.m. Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton, with Rev. Bert Mitchell officiating. A private family burial will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery of Benton. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday evening at the funeral home.

Mr. Skobel was born on September 9, 1938 in Murphysboro, IL, the son of Frank Skobel and Cora (Rains) Skobel. He married the former Mary Margaret Stewart on September 19, 1959, and she preceded him in death on October 18, 2014.

Frankie Gene Skobel was a graduate of Gorham Mississippi Valley High School in Gorham, IL.

Frankie worked as a utility serviceman with SouthEastern Illinois Electric Cooperative. He was a member of the I.B.E.W. #702, Murphysboro Masonic Lodge #498 A.F. & A.M., Scottish Rite Masonic Bodies Valley of Southern Illinois, Ainad Shriners of Southern Illinois.

He was an avid hunter and sportsman, and especially enjoyed the shooting sports.

Mr. Skobel is survived by his four children: Frankie Skobel of Mt. Vernon, Anthony Skobel and wife Kathy of Benton, Angela Breckenridge of Old Monroe, MO, Cameron Skobel and wife Tina of St. Louis, MO; fifteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister Karen Weinstein and husband Rick of De Soto, IL; two sisters-in-law: Jo Anne Skobel of De Soto, IL, Carolyn Stewart of Loogootee, IN; two brothers-in-law: Donald R. Stewart of Jasper, IN, Terry L. Stewart of Otwell, IN; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a grandson Frankie Allan Minor, and a brother Wayne Skobel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Association, and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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George Sullivan - February 18, 2017Contact this person Contact this person
My wife and I had a prior commitment for this evening or we'd have enjoyed seeing you Skobels. My prayers are with you as you get through this time. Your dad was a lot of fun at work, knew what he was doing, and was a hard worker (even though not a spring chicken) the years I worked with him. I will always remember drinking coffee at the F&M kitchen table and being entertained by their fussing and stories. 2 Cor. 1:3-5

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