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Roger Allen Skinaway


Roger Allen Skinaway

November 28, 1956 - June 8, 2020

Roger Allen Skinaway, 63, of Nett Lake, MN passed away on Monday, June 8, 2020 at his home. Roger was born to Edward and Flora (Garrison) Skinaway on November 28, 1956 in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

Roger was an avid "puppy house proofer", liked to watch boxing and work on cars. Roger could always be found either at his home in Nett Lake, at his friends, or at Fortune Bay playing Keno. Joys in his life were simple.

During his earlier years Roger worked for Asia Security, went to a KoRn concert with his niece and assisted in putting up trampolines, pools, and swing sets for his nieces and nephews, and would take Molly on walks around the lake.

Once the kids grew up and moved away, Roger still tried to help the kids in the neighborhood so they would always have a place to play. He called Nett Lake his home and was welcomed by many dear friends, like his family, will miss him dearly.

He is now with his son listening to him rap and being welcomed by the family that is there waiting. Roger's family statement: "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened." (Dr, Seuss)

Roger was preceded in death by his father Edward Skinaway; and his son Edward Skinaway Parkhurst; sister Clara McGleno; and his brother Thomas Skinaway.

Roger is survived by his mother Flora Skinaway; brother Gerald Skinaway; nieces, nephews, and his 2 very loved dogs; Bubbles (Mama) and Pup Pup.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, June 12, 2020 at 10:00 AM at Roger's home. To leave an online condolence visit


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