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Marion David Skeels, II

Marion David Skeels, II

Male 1926 - 2006  (79 years)

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  • Name Marion David Skeels 
    Suffix II 
    Born 2 Dec 1926  Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Mar 2006  Burial: East Maplewood Cem., Anderson, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I10334  forneyclark
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2018 

    Father Curtis Othello Skeels, Sr.,   b. 16 Oct 1882, Mineral City, Tuscarawas Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1940, Akron, Summit Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Hazel Hale 
    Family ID F4064  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Skeels, Marion David II (1926-2006)
    Skeels, Marion David II (1926-2006)
    Individual photo came from Marion David Skeels II's obituary, published in The Herald Bulletin, Anderson, IN, March 27, 2006, and posted at

  • Notes 
    • Source:
      David W. Skeels:
      Descent line:
      Anna Staples? (or Murphy?) (test 1-from MA records) (1753 - 1786)
      Isaac W Skeels I (Tusc Co, OH-lead) (1786 - 1866)
      Samuel Ryan Skeeles (1821 - 1906)
      Marion David Skeels I (1846 - 1925)
      Curtis Othello Skeels Sr (1882 - 1940)
      Marion David Skeels II (1926 - 2006)

      M David Skeels - Anderson, IN
      M David Skeels was born on 12/02/1926 and died on 03/25/2006 at the age of 79. M Skeels is buried in the cemetery: East Maplewood Cemetery, which is located in Anderson, IN.
      Veteran Military Branch
      US NAVY
      East Maplewood Cemetery
      200 College Drive
      Anderson, IN 46012

      March 27, 2006
      M. David Skeels
      Dec. 2, 1926 - March 25, 2006
      M. David Skeels, Anderson, died March 25, 2006, after a brief illness at St. John’s Medical Center in Anderson. He was 79 years old.

      He was born Dec. 2, 1926, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Curtis O. and Rose Hazel (Hale) Skeels. He graduated from Cuyahoga Falls High School in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, in 1945. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was accepted into the V-12 Officers’ training program. His officer training took place at the University of Mississippi, Oxford, Miss. After an honorable discharge at the end of World War II, he attended the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., where he was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity, graduating with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology in 1949.

      He then moved to Lake Worth, Fla., where he was a co-founder of a health services concern in West Palm Beach, Fla., from 1950 to 1955. In 1955, he entered the Sears, Roebuck & Co. management training program in Chicago, Ill., and held various management and sales positions throughout the Midwest.

      (INFORMATION OMITTED) In 1964, the Skeels family moved to Anderson, where he was employed by Sears until his retirement in 1985.

      He was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church. He was baptized in the First United Methodist Church of Cuyahoga Falls in 1926, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Anderson, at the time of his death.

      He was preceded in death by his parents, Curtis and Hazel Skeels; and siblings, Margery Alice Skeels Smith and Lt. Frederick David Hale Skeels.


      Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church, 1215 Jackson St., Anderson, IN 46016 (765) 643-6977, with one additional visiting hour prior to the service. The Rev. Dr. Derek C. Weber and the Rev. Donna K. Goings will be officiating. Burial will follow in East Maplewood Cemetery.

      Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service, 229 S. Rangeline Road, Anderson, IN 46012 (765) 643-7474.

      Donations in his honor may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 733 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017,, or to the First United Methodist Church of Anderson, IN.

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