David Allen Skinaway, Jr.

 

December 9, 2021

David Allen Skinaway, Jr.

March 4, 1957 ~ November 30, 2021 (age 64)

David "Sonny Man" Allen Skinaway, Jr. age 64, "Misko-Konaye" meaning Chief Red Cloak, of the Bull Head Clan and of Red Lake, MN began his journey to the Spirit World on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, from Red Lake Hospital. He was born March 4, 1957, in Red Lake, the son of David Skinaway, Sr. and Mary Rose (Johns) Skinaway.

David grew up in Red Lake, MN. He was an outdoorsman. He loved working outdoors and did various jobs. He has worked at the Red Lake Lumber Mill. He enjoyed hunting, trapping, fishing, and logging. He enjoyed being with family and friends. He enjoyed family gatherings. He was a kindhearted person and was always ready to help when he could. He will be missed dearly.

He was survived by sisters, Diana Graves of Red Lake and Judy Beier of Grand Rapids; brothers, Ronald (Gidget) Skinaway, Sr. of Hines, MN, Virgil (Kelly) Skinaway, Sr. of Clearbrook, MN, and Quintin (Brenda) Johns of Red Lake; aunt, Geraldine (Dutch) Brun, uncles, Lawrence Lajeunesse, and Arnold Lajeunesse; and numerous nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Rose and David Skinaway, Sr .; maternal grandparents, Frank and Philomene Johns; paternal grandparents, Ed and Claire Skinaway; brothers, an infant twin brother and Lowell Skinaway; sister, Valerie Johns; many aunts, uncles, and other family members.

A wake for David will start at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 9, 2021, and continue until his funeral on Saturday, December 11, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. all at the Red Lake Center with Father Jerry Rogers officiating and Spiritual Advisor Ron Skinaway assisting. Pallbearers will be Frank Strong, Sam Roy, Brian Holthusen, Jr., Donnie Grimes, Chris May, and Jim Grimes. Alternate pallbearers are Royce Graves III and Dennis Grimes. Honorary pallbearers are Brian Holthusen, Sr., Donald (Duck) Good, Sr., Gary Grimes, Al Lajeunesse, Justin Neadeau, Tim Beaulieu, Donald Brun, Jr., Harlan Spears, and Bill Spears. Interment will be at St. Mary's Cemetery in Red Lake.


David's care has been entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker, MN. Online condolences for the family may be left at http://www.northernpeace.com

Services

Wake

Thursday

December 9, 2021

12:00 PM

Red Lake Community Center

Highway 1

Red Lake, MN 56671

Funeral Service

Saturday

December 11, 2021

1:00 PM

Red Lake Community Center

Highway 1

Red Lake, MN 56671

 

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