2016-08-25 / Obituaries

Richard Harold Skolaut

Funeral services for Richard Skolaut, 83, of Ledbetter, Texas are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at Phillips and Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings. Burial will immediately follow in the Ledbetter Cemetery in Ledbetter. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at Phillips and Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings.

Richard Harold Skolaut was born on June 7, 1933 in Houston, Texas, the son of Richard Joseph Skolaut and Anastasia Catherine (Hagan) Skolaut. He served in the United States Navy beginning on September 5, 1950 and received his Honorable Discharge on March 18, 1954. Richard was united in marriage to Dorothy M. Dobraski on January 15, 1955 at Assumption Catholic Church in Houston. He was a retired arson investigator having worked with the Houston Fire Department for 20 years. He passed away the evening of Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the Heart Hospital of Austin.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 54 years, Dorothy Skolaut; two brothers, Michael Skolaut and Eugene Skolaut, and a sister, Betty Hines.

He is survived by his four children, Wanda & her husband, Allen Anderson of Splendora, Texas, Douglas & his wife, Judy Skolaut of Lexington, Texas, Gary Skolaut of Willis, Texas and Barbara Lynn Kelly of North Carolina; 8 grandchildren, Rocky Anderson, Lacy Cranston, Randy Anderson, Tabitha Sherer, Clay Anderson, Holly Newton, Ashley Skolaut and Abby Skolaut and 18 great grandchildren and his special friend and companion, Ginger Psencik of Carmine.

Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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