Age 83 of Champlin. Went home to his Lord October 5th, 2018 to join his parents, Clifton and Evelyn; brother, Bruce; brothers-in-law, Marvin Bender and Eugene Gerrells. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, LaVon "Bonnie"; children, Richard (Stacy) Skjonsby and Sarah Jensen (Curt); grandchildren, Riley, Jake, Samantha and Connor; siblings, Karen Bender, Lauralee Stenzel (Steve), Jerry (Karen) Skjonsby; nieces, nephews and other relatives. Memorial service at THE GROVE CHURCH (8585 Rice Lake Road Maple Grove, MN) Saturday, October 20th, 2018 at 11:00 AM with visitation one hour prior. Memorials may be directed to The Grove Church or a charity of your choice.