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Carroll E. Skiles

July 17th, 1931 – July 26th, 2020

Carroll Eugene Skiles, 89, of Astoria, IL, passed away at 8:53 pm on Sunday, July 26, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL. He was born on July 17, 1931 in Astoria, the son of Leland C. and Hazel (Hoke) Skiles. Carroll married Wanda M. Hollenback on August 25, 1951 in Ipava, Illinois. She preceded him in death on July 19, 2020.

Those surviving are his daughter, Janet K. Skiles of Carthage, IL, son, Mark T. Skiles of Astoria, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death his parents, brother, Leland Junior Skiles and sister, Charlotte J. Walden.

Carroll was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a farmer all of his life. He was strong, honest, highly respected, hard-working man, often from early morning to late night. If it was broken, he fixed it, if it wasn’t available, he would create it. He wouldn’t take no for an answer.

He was tender-hearted, kind and gentle man with a giving heart. He would always take time to help out a fellow farmer who was in a tough spot. He was always there when he was needed. He always made us laugh and gave us so many memories to cherish.

"A man's greatest possession is his dignity and no calling bestows this more abundantly than farming. Hard work and honest sweat are the building blocks of a person's character. They believe when they grow old and sum up their days, they will stand tall and feel pride in the life they have lived." (from the Farmers Creed)

A graveside service will be held at 11 am on Friday, July 31, 2020 in the Astoria Cemetery. Pastor Matthew Thiner will be officiating. Military rites will be provided by the Astoria American Legion Post #25. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Astoria Fire and Rescue Squad or the Fulton County Humane Society.


July 28th, 2020

Everything that was written about Uncle Carroll was so true. There was so much love for him and so much respect. He was a man who forever will be remembered and one way to be with the one woman he loved was to be broke himself 1 week and he proved he too would be with Aunt Wanda again. This time for eternity.

July 28th, 2020

So sorry to hear this. Wanda will be waiting.
Carole Derry

July 28th, 2020

Carroll was a very nice man and the obit hit him to a tee - always was such a kind man = Rick Harris

July 28th, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Nancy Carithers

July 28th, 2020

Janet and Mark, so very sorry for your loss.
May you find comfort in knowing your parents are together again
The Taylor's,
Gary, Miranda, Bev Malott-Taylor

July 28th, 2020

Sorry for your loss. Have a lot of memories of him Kathy Klinedinst

July 29th, 2020

So Very Sorry for the loss of Carroll. He was such a Sweet Person& Caring. It is such a hard thing loosing both of your parents within a weeks time. But it should give you comfort knowing that they are together again. Sending my Thoughts and Prayers 🙏 for Mark , Janet & All of the Family's. Sue Palmer & Family's

July 29th, 2020

You are in my thoughts and prayers. So very sorry! Dee Jones

July 29th, 2020

So sorry for your loss. You're in our thoughts and prayers. Daniel and Becky Hamm

July 29th, 2020

Mark and Janet, so sorry for both of your parents, I'm sure they didn't want to be without the other long. Now no pain for either and together again. prayers, Bob and Susie Bucher

July 29th, 2020

Uncle Carroll will be sorely missed. I have many fond memories of the holidays we spent, with them.
L.M. Hollenback

July 29th, 2020

Loved my Uncle Carroll always wanted to marry a man like him, thinking I did, will always be in my thoughts with that loving smile he had, warm heart and so giving.

July 29th, 2020

I met your parents only once but they were so kind to make the trip to meet me when I visited your neck of the woods years ago. You are in our thoughts and prayers, so sorry for your unimaginable loss this past week. with sympathy, Terry, Lynn & Clare

July 29th, 2020

Always enjoyed talking to Carroll and taking care of his parts needs. So sorry for your loss. Ron & Chris Phillips.

July 29th, 2020

Mark N Janet prayers for you in this time of loss. Our family all loved your Dad. Marvin n Marilyn Biesenthal

July 29th, 2020

Sorry for your loss. Janet and Mark will be in our prayers. Robert and Susan Cameron

July 30th, 2020

Sorry for your loss. I worked for for Carroll for two fall harvests. The man could go all day at 100%. Sometimes we butted heads but most of the time we worked well together. He and Wanda taught me alot about farm management. They have earned a rest. God bless them. Jeff Lundeen

July 31st, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Both Carroll and Wanda will be missed. Janet and Mark you are in my thoughts and prayers. Danny France

August 2nd, 2020

Janet and Mark, our sympathy to you both and all your family on the loss of both your parents. They were such genuinely good, kind people! Garth and Carolyn Cripe

August 3rd, 2020

Carroll and Wanda were both such nice people and will be missed. Our hearts go out to your family.
Marla Rumler and Jonesy

August 15th, 2020

So very sorry for your loss of your father, Janet and Mark. We continue praying for you.

Deepest sympathy, and sincerely,
Melba Collins, Martha (Collins) Davey and Jim, Phillip and Kathie Collins