Obit. Robert Skinner. The Pantagraph, Bloomington, IL. 21 Sep 1965, Tues. Page 2.
in rVvcfal to "' ' , ' 4 'pm a-i Wedncsd; ht- ei.:... .1MIIIIVI , Tlie funeral of Robert Skinner. 50. an Illinois State L'ni- vcrsiiy-irainca amieuc airccior. at River Forest High .School, and his daughter, Nancy, 9. ' both victims of phosgene gas Sunday at Crystal Lake, will De at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the First Congregational Church in j Crystal Lake. Burial will be in Crystal Uke Cemetery. I rnends may call at the War- nor runcral Home Mrs. the rrinc-' Alford of Crystal u - rnnirfwi Mrwiflau frt hp rl-1 ..u.. . ivu in th. , fh- home c Zl . , .,,.. - rnfrirmr Hud- "Sh ntact of a refnger former Roh- coverin8 from effcc,s of the Ka:or th,)Ufiht t0 have bcen f?"ned j .i.., .l r . .Alrlnnr. ant with flame. The family had been spend- Re-learned of Mrs. Skinner's father. Dr Frank Alford. at Crystal Lake. Dr. Alford learned of the tragedy while he was vacationing in Canada. Another daughter, Cathleen, is a special education major I at Illinois State University. The family home is at Elmhurst. Mr. Skinner, a native of Strawn, coached at Forrest, Lincoln and St. Elmo before going to northern Illinois. His first marriage was to Miss Grace Mikel of Bloomington and Downs. They married in 19:19. The first Mrs. Skinner j died of cancer in Bloomington in 1943. The couple lived at Crystal Lake at that time. Aj son, Stephen, of Lombard, is j from that marriage. Additional survivors include two grandchil dren