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Jonathon Jay Skunes

Jonathon Jay Skunes

Jonathon Jay Skunes, 62, West Fargo, ND passed away peacefully at home on July 13, 2014 surrounded by his family and under the care of Hospice.

Jon was born on October 10, 1951 in Fargo, ND to Arnold and Micki (Dally) Skunes. He grew up on the family farm near Grandin, ND and later Arthur, ND. He graduated from Dakota High School in 1969. In the winter months he worked as an auto mechanic while attending NDSU, graduating with a bachelors degree in 1978. He substitute taught in Fargo, later returning to farm. On January 17, 1981, Jon married Doris Hoggarth at Arthur United Methodist Church. He farmed with his father and brother until 1994, when he started working for Arthur Mercantile in sales and as a computer tech. He retired in 2013 and moved to West Fargo.

Jon was a lifelong sports enthusiast. He enjoyed coaching softball, golfing, watching his daughters in high school athletics, and cheering on the Twins and the Vikings. His greatest love was fishing the lakes of Minnesota. He also served on the Red River Valley Sugarbeet Growers Association.

He is survived by Doris, Fargo, ND, three daughters; Megan (Matthew) Weatherby, Fargo, Jessica (Chad) Vaughan, Plymouth, MN, Danielle (Jeff) Bellon, Watertown, SD; grandchildren; Avery & Gannon Weatherby, Chesney Vaughan; his mother, Micki Skunes, Fargo; two siblings, Darcy (Michael) Hostetler, Phoenix, AZ and Kevin (Betty) Skunes, Arthur; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Arnold.

Visitation: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 from 5 to 7 PM with a prayer service at 7 PM at West Funeral Home, West Fargo.

Service: Thursday at 11 AM at Arthur United Methodist Church.

Final Resting Place: Arthur Cemetery.

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