Jeffrey E. Skinner

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Born in Lafayette, Indiana on August 10, 1943

Departed on August 26, 2018 and resided in Indianapolis, Indiana

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Jeffrey E. Skinner, born 8-10-43 died 8-26-18 (75 years).

Preceded in death by parents Max E. Skinner and Martha E. Skinner (Ziegler), sister Susan A. Stada (Gerald), and niece Christina Stada. Survived by brother Bruce Skinner and wife Rhonda, nieces Jennifer Stada and Sara Skinner, nephews Scott Stada and Nathan Skinner, great nieces and nephews. Jeff was an avid ham radio operator since his teens and an active member of the Marion County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and Emergency Dispatch Services of the Salvation Army. Jeff was a retired radio dispatcher for the Marion County Sheriff's Office. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially camping and fishing. A graduate of the University of Nebraska he was a lifelong Husker fan and a founding member of Hoosiers for Huskers.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday August 29 from 6-8pm at Flanner Buchanan - Broad Ripple. A funeral service will be held on Thursday August 30 at 10:30am at the Stockwell, IN United Methodist Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Emergency Disaster Services of the Salvation Army.

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  1. Bruce W. Buchanan August 27, 2018 at 4:13 pm - Reply

    There are few things more difficult than dealing with the loss of a loved one. I am honored that you have chosen our family to care for your family during this time. Please let me know if there is more we can do to help celebrate your loved-one’s life.

    My Warmest Regards,

    Bruce W. Buchanan
    4th Generation Owner
    Since 1881

  2. Stefanie Kesecker August 27, 2018 at 8:00 pm - Reply

    Jeff and I worked together at 911 in Indy. He helped me through one of my worst days there. He was the first and biggest fan of my running. He started it all. He touched my life and I’m glad to have known him. RIP Jeff.

  3. John S. Brooks - N9KYC August 28, 2018 at 10:18 pm - Reply

    To the Family of a fellow Ham,

    May you have the best of memories and comfort that essential. I have drifted away from the lunch Ham group and have missed the talk about Jeff.

  4. CHELLE' August 28, 2018 at 11:33 pm - Reply

    Candle 1JEFF WAS THE KINDEST AND MOST GENTLE PERSON I HAVE EVER HAD THE PLEASURE TO KNOW..HE HAS TOUCHED SO MANY LIVES IN SUCH A POSITIVE WAY.I KNOW MY WORLD IS MUCH BETTER FOR HIM TOUCHING IT..IT WAS A PLEASURE WORKING WITH HIM AT MARION COUNTY…HE IS NOW AN ANGEL IN HEAVEN..JUST AS HE WAS HERE ON EARTH..

  5. Sara Skinner August 29, 2018 at 3:40 pm - Reply

    Candle 4Thank you, God, for all of your blessings to me and my family. For the strength you give me each day and for all the people around me who make life more meaningful. Jeff was just that, an extremely meaningful member of my family whose loss will be felt for many many years.

  6. Kathleen De Roos August 30, 2018 at 7:51 am - Reply

    Dear Bruce, Rhonda, and family-
    Thinking of you and lifting you up in prayers. It is never easy to experience the death of a loved one, especially your sibling who has shared life growing up with you . May your memories and the knowledge that this is but a temporary existence give you comfort. Love, Nene

  7. Mark Burke August 30, 2018 at 8:51 am - Reply

    Candle 2Dear Bruce, Rhonda and family,

    I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to you you for the loss of Jeff. He was a fine man and I considered him a very good friend. He was very humble, unassuming, and very generous with his time and talents. You could always count on him to help with any number of Ham Radio requests or anything else for that matter. Please know that he will be sorely missed and never forgotten. Jeff was such a big help to The Salvation Army, (SATERN) and The Marion County Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES).All of us have such fond memories of the quality times we shared with Jeff.

    We offer you our prayers and stand ready to be of any assistance that you need at this sad time. God Bless you and your families.

    Mark Burke

  8. William Akin August 30, 2018 at 10:24 am - Reply

    On behalf of the “Friday Ham Radio Lunch Group”, we will miss having Jeff with us at our table discussions. He was always very fun to be with. Condolences to all the family. May he rest in peace.

  9. Gary Randall August 31, 2018 at 12:08 am - Reply

    Bruce and Rhonda, sorry for your loss. Siblings are tough to lose, they are part of our life story. May the pain pass quickly and let you move on to raising their memory with laughter. Gary

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