Richard E. Skeels, 73, Mongo, died Friday, April 6, 2012 at his residence.
He was born November 19, 1938, in Sturgis, Mich., to Glenn P. and Alma Rose (Clevenger) Skeels.
Living all his life in LaGrange County, he was a 1956 graduate of Mongo High School and a bus driver for Prairie Heights School Corporation for 22 years and retired from the U.S. Post Office after 19 years. He was a past president of the Bus Drivers Association.
He was married May 10, 1957, in Kendallville, Ind., to Beverly J. Barhydt. She survives.
Also surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Dena and Dennis Ritchie, Wolcottville; one son, Richie G. Skeels, Ashley, Ind.; four grandchildren, Carmyn Lawson and Chase, Jaren, and Taja Ritchie; and one great-granddaughter, Mercedez Ritchie.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Mary H. Decker.
Visitation is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange.
Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, at Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange with Reverend Sandra Hutchens officiating.
Burial will be in South Milford Cemetery, South Milford, Ind.
Memorials may be directed to Ark Animal Shelter.
Online condolences may be sent at www.fruripmayfuneral home.com.
Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange is in charge of arrangements.