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Alan Reed Skinner, 71, of Mancelona, passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2020 surrounded by his loved ones. He was born on February 24, 1949 in Petoskey, the son of James and Theda (Reed) Skinner.
Al graduated from Bellaire High School in 1966 and went on to serve in the United States Air Force. He returned to the Mancelona area where he worked for Dewitt Marine and then at Anchor-Lamina as a machinist for many years before retiring in 2010. In 2007, He met Lorrie Allen; the two fell in love and wed a year later. Al was a train enthusiast to say the least. Over the years, he had collected over 3,000 model trains. He belonged to the Traverse City Train Club, and a large majority of his collection will be donated to the club. Aside from collecting trains, Al also enjoyed camping, fishing, and playing Euchre.
Al is survived by his loving wife, Lorrie Skinner; two children, Leann (Scott) Mallow of Traverse City and Joseph (Judy) Stott of Traverse City; a sister, Judi Doan (Jim Monforton) of Gaylord; three nieces, Jennifer Doan of Petoskey, Joette Monforton of Waters, MI, and Joel Monforton of Waters, MI; four grandchildren, Scott Mallow Jr., Connar Mallow, Tyrel Stott, and Leila Stott; two nephews, Buck Monforton of Ohio and Robin (Sue) Monforton of Ohio; and a great-niece, Nissa Monforton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Theda Skinner, and his wife’s parents, Joe and Sherry Allen.
Funeral services will take place at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at the Mancelona Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Visitation will take place from 2:00 pm until the time of service at 4:00.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Munson Hospice.
Arrangements are in the care of the Mancelona Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Please sign his online guestbook at www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com
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