Elmer Skinner, 88

Elmer F. Skinner,  age 88, of Constantine, passed away Friday, May 21st, 2010 at home.  He was born in Fulton, MI on May 13, 1922,  a son of James and Clara (Nutting) Skinner.  Elmer served during W.W.II in the US Navy as a 1st Class Cook from 1940 until 1945 on the USS Hollandia and USS McCawley.  He was a member of the  Arthur E. Stears Post 223 American Legion in Constantine, and Moorepark Community Church in Three Rivers.
Elmer worked as a painter at Ace Aircraft – Detroit Metro Airport , from which he retired in 1986. He previously worked for 23 years as as truck driver in Ypsilanti, and had also worked on the 80/90 toll road construction.
He was married to Jerolene (Wiser) Skinner for 50, she preceded him in death. On November 2, 1996 he married Marilene Sprunger at Moorepark Community Church.  Elmer enjoyed yard work, riding his tractor,  camping and fishing.  He was a storyteller and loved his dogs and animals.
Surviving Elmer are his wife Marilene Skinner, Constantine, children Kim (Randy) Tupin, Amarillo, TX, Renae (Gary) Wright, Sharon (Oscar) Holderman,  Joe (Karey) Arnold, all of Constantine, grandchildren Nicholas & Byron Holderman, Ryan Wright, Ethan Grubb, Ashley Ward, Mallory, Melisa, Patrick, Trevor & Christopher Arnold, Jeff Ballard, Kim Ballard, great grandchildren Heidi & Adelaide Holderman, brother-in-law Dean (MaryJo) Sprunger, and several nieces and nephews.  
He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Jerolene Skinner, 13 brothers & sisters, daughter-in-law Christine Arnold, father & mother-in-law Howard & Edith Sprunger, sister-in-law Phyllis Sprunger.
Relatives and friends will be received Monday  from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Eley Funeral Home in Constantine. Religious Services will be held at the Moorepark Community Church, Three Rivers,  at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, with Pastor Ken Miller officiating.  Memorial contributions may be made to the church. Interment will be in Calhoun Cemetery.   Online messages may be left for the family at www.eleyfuneralhomes.com.

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