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Terry Skantel

December 24, 1936 — April 17, 2021

Terry Gene Skantel, 84

Terry Gene Skantel, 84, of Mullan, Idaho, passed away April 17, 2021 at the Shoshone Medical Center of Kellogg, Idaho.  He was born December 24, 1936 in Mullan; Terry was the son of Joe and Mabel (McDonald) Skantel.

Terry has lived in the Silver Valley all of his life.  He attended and graduated from the Mullan High School in 1955.  Terry then studied and attended electrician, mechanic/welding school.

Terry married the love of his life Lovina Sherman on April 15, 1966 in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho.

Terry had served as a foreman for the water division of the Citizens Utilities Company of Wallace for thirty years.

Terry was a member of the Wallace Elks #331, he had served on the Mullan Volunteer Fire Department and the Mullan Planning and Zoning Committee.

Terry loved and enjoyed his family, mechanics, hunting in younger years, snowmobiling, camping and visiting with his friends.

Terry is survived by his beloved wife of fifty-five years Lovina Skantel of the family home of Mullan; three children Lonnie (Lisa) Skantel of Vancouver, Washington; Tracy (Kelley) Skantel of Hayden Lake, Idaho and Terry (Geri) Skantel of Haugan, Montana; seven grandchildren Sam Skantel, Jack Skantel, Drew Suckow, Nate Suckow, Jeremy Skantel, Heather Skantel and Allison Kaufman; special nieces and nephews Neil and Diane Gallagher, Shawn (Pam), Brady, Darla and Darren; Sister-in-law Marge Skantel. Terry was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Robert Skantel and one sister Dorothy Zagar.

A Celebration of Terry’s Life will be held on Friday, April 23, 2021 at the Morning Club of Mullan at 2:00 P.M.; after the Celebration a gathering will be held at the Outlaw and Corner Bars of Mullan; everyone is welcome.

The family suggests that memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 911 W. 5th Ave., Spokane, WA. 99204 or to Hospice of North Idaho, 2290 W. Prairie Ave., Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho 83815.

The family wishes to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to the staff of Shoshone Medical Center and Hospice of North Idaho for their love and wonderful care that was given to Terry and the family.

Terry was a very special, kind and wonderful gentleman who was so loved by his family and friends and will be dearly missed.

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