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Service held for David Martin Skibo

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Former Chesterton resident David Martin Skibo of Naperville, Ill., died suddenly Thursday, June 21, 2007. He was 24.

He is survived by parents Kerry and Lawrence Skibo; brother and best friend Larry, Jr.; grandmother Joyce Skibo; grandparents Sue and H. Fred Miller; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was a talented artist, writer, musician and film maker. A graduate of Westwood College, he was finishing a multimedia degree at the Illinois Art Institute. He leaves behind many close friends he made along the way and will be remembered as caring, loyal, and one of those special friends who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.

A memorial gathering was held at the familyís home on June 23 and 24. Cremation was private.

Memorials may be made to the Illinois Art Institute in Davidís name or to Old Second Bank, Brandon Novak Fund, of Naperville. Brandon, a close friend of Davidís, suffers from spinal cancer and has endured chemotherapy, radiation and surgery but has no medical insurance.

 

Posted 6/25/2007