Korde Wan Skinner was born on July 25, 1961, to Dan and Nona Skinner in Afton. Heaven gained an amazing man on March 27, when he passed away unexpectedly at his home outside Evanston.
He had a very kind and caring soul. He loved spending time with family and brought joy to anyone he encountered. He could light up a room with his contagious smile and loving personality. Korde helped his dad, Dan, for many years on the family ranch, taking care of the horses and feeding and watering the dogs. He had compassion for all living things.
Korde enjoyed spending time shed hunting, playing Pac-man and Nintendo games with his nieces and nephews, watching WWE wrestling and his beloved Vikings. He looked forward to the days of going on the next adventure with his brother, Scott, and having a new story to tell when he got home. He enjoyed being around and helping his neighbors and friends and would always let everyone know what the latest weather report was. He will be deeply and dearly missed.
Korde is preceded in death by his grandfather, Wan A. Nelson; grandmother, Audra Keeler Nelson; grandmother, Cleora Skinner; and grandfather, Cecil Skinner.
He is survived by his sister, Danece Skinner Tate; nephews, Dillon (Corinna) Tate and Brody Tate; niece, Danielle (Charles) Blakeman; great-niece, Pearl Blakeman; great-nephew, Kacy Blakeman; brother, Scott (Audrey) Skinner; nephew, Kade Skinner; niece, Natalie (AJ) Bertagnolli; and great-nephew, Cannon Bertagnolli; sister, Melanie (Shane) Skinner Crittenden; nephews, Bridger and Brayden Crittenden; sister, Cory Skinner; niece, Abbie Christensen; and nephew, Owan Christensen.
The family will have a celebration of life for Korde on his birthday in July.
“Those special memories of you will always bring a smile, if only I could have you back for just a little while. Then we could sit and talk again just like we used to do, you always meant so very much and always will do, too. The fact that you’re no longer here will always cause me pain, but you’re forever in my heart until we meet again.”