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Lewis Lonn Skeels


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Lewis Lonn Skeels Obituary
Lewis Lonn Skeels

Born: May 5, 1947

Died: July 6, 2017

Lewis Lonn Skeels, age 70, passed peacefully in Chicago on Thursday, July 6th 2017.

Lewis was born on May 5th 1947 to Lewis Skeels and Rose (Rotramel) Skeels and raised in Champaign, Illinois. Lewis left central Illinois to serve in the US Army during the Vietnam War. After returning, he moved to Chicago and began a 30 year career at the Chicago Board of Trade trading soybeans and politely elbowing his fellow traders, a job he treasured. Lewis was an attentive and loving father to four daughters Alena, Rachel, Katherine (Gacek) and Emily. He was a long and active member of the Presbyterian Church of Western Springs and LaGrange Country Club. Lewis valued strong relationships and was a source of love and support for his family, church family and numerous friends. His affection was returned in kind, especially during the last year as he battled pancreatic cancer. Before recent complications, Lewis described the last year as the best year of his life.

He is survived by his four daughters; son-in-laws, Cameron Troxel and Lucas Gacek; brother, Larry (and wife Cyndy); sisters, Carol, Dawn (and husband, Ali Nazemi) and Nita.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 9th 2017 at 2:00 pm at Presbyterian Church of Western Springs, 5250 Wolf Rd., Western Springs. The family will greet friends at the church after the ceremony.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made in Lewis's name to the Presbyterian Church of Western Springs or the Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation.
Published in Suburban Life Publications on July 7, 2017
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