Bert Franklin Skinner

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Skinner, U.S. Army (Ret.)
First Sergeant Bert Franklin Skinner, U.S. Army (Ret.)
October 11, 1931 - June 2, 2018
First Sergeant Bert F. Skinner, U.S. Army (Ret.) died at home on Saturday, June 2, 2018 following a long illness with his family by his side. He was a Crimson Tide fan, a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He retired after more than twenty-two years in the Army then went on to retire from Digital Corporation and after working there for twelve years he also worked for Apple Computers.
He was born October 11, 1931 in Mckenzie, Alabama to the late John Nelson and Elizabeth "Bessie" (Carpenter) Skinner. He joined the Army at 17 years old and obtained the rank of First Sergeant. His last assignment was with the 2nd Armored Cav. as an Armor Crewman. He served during the Korean Conflict, Vietnam era, and spent fourteen years of his duty in Germany where he met his wife. They were married April 16, 1959.
Bert was a man who loved the Crimson Tide of Alabama, fishing, playing cards, his cars and football. He will be best remembered for his generosity, wonderful sense of humor and love of family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son: David Nelson Skinner (in infancy); two brothers: R.C. Skinner, James Skinner; and two sisters: Ruth and Nadene (in infancy).
He is survived by wife, Margareta Skinner; son, Johann Skinner of Florence, Colorado; daughters: Joann (Kenneth) Quintana, Deb (Randy) Grismore, of Colorado Springs. Also left to cherish his memory are seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren who meant the world to him; sister, Lavonia (Wayne) Blackmon of Mansfield Georgia; and his beloved dog, "Missy."
Visitation, 1:00-2:00PM, Friday, June 8, 2018, The Springs Funeral Services, 3115 East Platte Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909.
Funeral Service, 2:00PM, Friday, June 8, 2018, The Springs Funeral Services.
Graveside Service, 1:15PM, Monday, June 11, 2018, Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3698 South Sheridan Boulevard, Denver, Colorado 80236
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Published in The Gazette on June 6, 2018
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