Private - United States Army
August 25, 1908 – May 25, 1943
Pvt Skundrich received a medical discharge on May 12, 1943 after a year in the South Pacific and died on May 25 at the Sanatorium in Edwardsville.
PARENTS: Mr. & Mrs. Michael Skundrich, 67 E. Lorena Avenue, Wood River. He was one of eleven children
A native of Wood River, Private Skundrich attended the parochial grade school and graduated from EAWRCHS in 1936. He entered service in April, 1942. After completing his basic training, he was sent to the South Pacific.
Surviving in addition to his parents were six brothers: Michael, Jr., John, Nickolas, Joseph, Frank, George and four sisters: Mary, Frances, Catherine and Evelyn.
Funeral rites were conducted at St. Bernard’s Church. The Rev. Father E. J. Douglas was celebrant of the requiem Mass. Burial was at the Calvary Cemetery near Edwardsville with a military service conducted by the Wood River American Legion directed by Post Commander Fred Penning.