Memorial services for Joseph Lee Skelton, 19, of Glencoe were held on Thursday, Oct. 1, from the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, with the Rev. Vance Becker officiating.
Mr. Skelton died at his home on Sept. 27, 1998.
Organist was Bill Niebuhr, and the congregational hymns were "Amazing Grace," "What A Friend We Have In Jesus" and "Rock of Ages."
Serving as honorary pallbearers were Jim Struss, Jason Ross and Ron Skelton. Interment was in the First Lutheran Cemetery.
Mr. Skelton was born to Diane (Skelton) Raduenz on Sept. 6,1979 in Hutchinson. He was baptized at the Church of Peace in Glencoe and was confirmed at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe by the Rev. Kath and Rev. Becker on April 24, 1994. He attended Glencoe High School through the 12th grade.
Mr. Skelton loved playing any type of sports, but especially loved anything outdoors. He enjoyed family get togethers and found great joy in helping others.
Survivors include his parents, Diane and Gary Raduenz of Glencoe; sisters, Jennifer and Stephanie Raduenz of Glencoe; grandparents, Darlene and Darwin Raduenz of Glencoe, Marlys and Harold Rusch of Hutchinson, Duane Skelton of Golden Valley; uncles and aunts: Ron Skelton, Kevin Raduenz, Roger and Cheryl Raduenz, Linda and Mike Tassinari, Kathy Raduenz, Cindy Fern and Roger Nieland, Mary and Scott Black, Deb and Kevin Settergren, Laura Ruscher, Pam Skelton; great uncle and aunt, Jim and Kathy Steele; also many cousins, other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by an uncle, Dennis Lee Skelton.
The Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel of Glencoe handled arrangements.