Skarstad

Gregory K. “Greg” Skarstad, 74, of Herscher, passed away Sept. 14, 2020 at Miller Rehabilitation Center after a long illness.  

He was born in Urbana, Il. Nov. 15, 1945.  He was the son of Everett Fuoss and Barbara (Jones).  At age 5 he became the son of James Skarstad and Barbara (Jones).  They precede him in death.  He married Wendy Underdahl Aug 15, 1966. They lived in Champaign, Il.   

Greg’s first job was as a brakeman on the Illinois Central Railroad.  In 1969 he was employed at RR Donnelley & Sons in Dwight and moved to Herscher at that time.  He worked there 37 years.  His next job was at Leiser Furniture in Herscher.  He loved working there as he was a real “people person”.  

He loved to golf and after retirement spent many days playing golf with his great group of “old guys” at High Point Golf Course in Essex.  He was an avid Bears and Cubs fan.  He was on the Herscher Labor Day parade committee for over 40 years.

He is survived by his wife, Wendy, his brother Kim Fuoss (Phyllis) of Gibson City, his sister in law, Diana Masters (Dave) of Laguna Woods, Ca.  He is also survived by niece Pam Fuoss Adkins and nephew Craig Fuoss of Gibson City, Il and nephew Mark Wilson (Maria) of Aliso Viejo, Ca. and Scott Wilson (Katri) of Saudi Arabia. 

He is proceeded in death by his daughter, Stacy, his son, Christopher and his canine sidekick, Bubba.

Per his request, cremation rites will be accorded and a celebration of Greg’s life will be at a later date due to Covid restrictions. 

Memorials may be made to Ronald McDonald House at Comer Children’s Hospital or Uplifted Care/Hospice of Kankakee River Valley. 

Please sign his online guestbook at schrefflerfuneralhomes.com.