Ray Skindzelewski

Date of Death: Feb 06, 2020
Ray Skindzelewski

1944 - 2020

Ray Skindzelewski “Ski”, 75, loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, peacefully passed away Thursday, February 6, 2020 surrounded by loved ones after an extended stay at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, WI.

Ray was born November 26, 1944 in Milwaukee, WI. Ray worked at Fox Lake Correctional Institution and retired after 35 years of service. During his retirement he spent his days working on projects, deep-sea fishing in Florida, hunting with his late springer spaniel Sam, spent time at his cabin in Antigo, and made people laugh. During his stay at the hospital he became known as the “Candy Man” for insisting the staff take candy along with a thank you when they assisted him. One of his favorite things to do in the world was to spend time with his grandchildren and family.

Ray is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sue Skindzelewski of Randolph, his son, Scott (Valerie) Skindzelewski of Baraboo; his grandkids: Josh and Cassie Skindzelewski, Sabrina (Dylan) Washkuhn, Haley (Vincent) Molinaro, and Brandon (Devin) Nordstrom; his great-grandchildren: Raelynn and Jaxson Nordstrom; and three brothers: Wayne, Robert, and David.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Todd; and his brothers: Sonny, Ed, and Eric.


A visitation for Ray Skindzelewski will be held Wednesday, February 12, 2020 from 4-6 p.m. with a memorial service to follow at 6 p.m. at County Line Lutheran Church in rural Markesan.

Memorial Contributions

In lieu of flowers memorials can be directed to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.



  1. Theresa (Bednarek) Bromberek Says: February 8, 2020 at 4:25 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I remember alot of good times out on the lake at your place.

  2. Bob and Kathy Krahn Says: February 8, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    Dear Scott and family we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your loving father. Please accept our deepest sympathy to you and the rest of the family.

  3. Sue and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. We will miss him and his cheerful self down here in Florida. My condolences to you and your family.

  4. Maura BerenzBoomsma Says: February 11, 2020 at 1:27 pm

    Dear Sue, Scott, and Ray’s close family and friends, What I remember Most about Ray.

    His sincere manner of caring and sharing his time. The Berenz Gang So Young and

    personalities all so different. Ray and Sue took time out of their young adult lives,

    brought Us all together on day trips and adventures of boating and skiing.

    Thank You Sue, Ray will Be Deeply Missed By All that Truly Knew Him.

    Sincerely, Maura

  5. Deb & Guy Martino Says: February 11, 2020 at 4:42 pm

    “Say not in grief he is no more, but in thankfulness that he was.”
    -Hebrew Proverb

    While Ray is no longer physically with us, his spirit will always be around us. We have cherished memories of the time spent with Ray. He was a cheerful, informative, fun-loving man who was full of life. He made everyone around him happy. He was an incredible person, one of a kind! Ray, your memory will live on in our hearts forever. We wish you peace.

    Deb and Guy Martino

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