Henry T. Skweres

Henry T. Skweres, 74, of Harvard, Ill. and a graduate of Silver Lake High School, died Monday, Dec. 14, 1998 at Rockford Memorial Hospital.

Henry was born Aug. 30, 1924 in St. Paul, Minn. to Max Henry and Tillie Wawrzyniak Skweres. On May 15, 1948, he married Julia Hrymak in Chicago.

He graduated from Silver Lake High School in 1944, and was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps during World War II. He worked as a truck driver for Coastal Tank Liners and Producer's Transport Inc. in Summit.

Henry was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Harvard, the Harvard Moose Lodge 1289, the Melrose Park Knight's of Columbus and Teamster's Union Local 705.

Survivors include two daughters, Carol (Don) Larson of Harvard and Nancy (Steve) Elander of Lake in the Hills, Ill.; four grandchildren, Jenny and Jodi Larson and Yvonne and Stephanie Lyngass; three brothers: Daniel Skweres of West Palm Beach, Fla.; Max Skweres of St. Paul; and Frank John Skweres of Outing, Minn.; and a sister, Maxine Haekenkamp of Winsted.

Henry was preceded in death by his parents; his wife on Nov. 22, 1986; a son, Robert, in 1980; and a brother, LeRoy.

Visitation was Thursday, Dec. 17 at Saunders and McFarlin Funeral Home in Harvard. The funeral mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 18, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Harvard, with the Rev. Richard Kramer officiating. Interment was in Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mooseheart or American Diabetes Association.

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