Dale Leon Skinner

June 1, 1932 ~ February 5, 2021 (age 88)


Dale Leon Skinner, 88, Twelve Mile, passed away at 5:00 a.m. on Friday, February 5, 2021, at his residence.

Born June 1, 1932, in Twelve Mile, Indiana, he was the son of Everett and Catherine (English) Skinner.  On September 18, 1955, at the Miami Baptist Church, he was married to Marian B. Flory, and she preceded him in death on April 28, 2019.

After graduating from Twelve Mile High School in 1950, he joined the United States Navy, where he served in Key West, Florida.  With his brother, he owned and operated Skinner’s TV, Appliance, and Grocery Store in Twelve Mile.  He was a member of the former Twelve Mile United Methodist Church and had recently been attending Skinner Chapel.  He had been a member of the Twelve Mile Lions Club, and he served on the Twelve Mile Fire Department for over fifty-five year.  

Survivors include three sons, Mike (Karen) Skinner, Denver, IA; Dave (Carol) Skinner, Logansport; and Tom (Pat) Skinner, Twelve Mile; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-nine great-grandchildren; and one sister, Janet Dunderman, Florida.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and one brother, Frederick E. Skinner.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.  Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery.

McClain Funeral Home, Denver, Indiana, has been entrusted with arrangements.  Condolences may be sent online at 


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