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Dalton SkeensDalton Ray Skeens, 16, of Antwerp, passed away Monday, February 21, 2011 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Dalton was born at Wright Patterson AFB, Dayton on April 6, 1994, the son of Paula (Judy) and Dennie Skeens.
Dalton was a Junior at Antwerp High School. He was a member of the Track & Cross Country teams, Quiz Bowl and was in the Drumline in the Band.
He will be sadly missed by his parents, Paula & Dennie; sister, Aly all of Antwerp & grandparents, Joyce & David Judy of Lebanon, MO. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Janet & Ray Skeens.
Dalton's memorial service is at the Antwerp United Methodist Church, 202 E. River Street, at 11 am on Saturday, February 26th, with visitation one hour prior.
Visitation is also Friday, 2-4 & 6-8 pm at the church.
PLEASE OMIT FLOWERS! Memorials are to the Dalton Skeens Memorial Fund, PO Box 727, Antwerp, Ohio 45813.
Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com
I am so sorry for your loss. Dalton was a really nice person that you could talkt to if anyone was down or upset. I really wish the best for you and your family and I am so very sorry. You and your family are in my prayers and in my heart every minute and second of the day. This was a tragic loss and all his friends and people that knew him will miss hime so very much. Once again I am so sorry. I wish we could take it all back but we can't.
Harold and Eunice Bell Taven Eaton Mar 3 2011 12:00 AM
Aly and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.
Scarlette Allen and Randall Slattman Feb 27 2011 12:00 AM
Dennie, Paula and Aly , may you take comfort in the memories and how much people loved Dalton. I have heard he made so many people smile just by being with them. Megan is gonna miss his tradition of meeting her and bringing her subway cookies every wednesday so they can talk, wednesday's will never be the same without him . She really misses him and I know the rest of us will also. We'll be praying for you .
Brenda Slattman Feb 26 2011 12:00 AM
Dear Skeens family,
My husband and I am so sorry for your loss. We have never met but have been neighbors for the past few years. May God bring you comfort during this very difficult time and know you are in the prayers of your neighbors who live on Main Street.
Tony & Diane Green Feb 26 2011 12:00 AM
Although it's been many years since I've seen Dalton, I still remember that little dude like it was yesterday. I couldn't even pretend to imagine what you guys are going through right now. The loss of any family member is tragic, but for a parent to have lost a child is unfathomable to me. You guys are a strong family and will eventually get through this and understand that instead of YOU having to look over Dalton and keep him safe everyday, HE'S the one that's looking over you now and making sure that you're safe. You can rest assured that he'll be in the hearts of any and everybody who ever knew him.
Jeff and Shelly Young Feb 26 2011 12:00 AM
To the Skeens family, Althouigh I did not meet you personally, I felt the need to let you know that many people are praying for you in the loss of your son. From what I have heard and read, Dalton must have been a joy to you. He is in God's hands now, and you are in my prayers.
Donna Parrish Feb 25 2011 12:00 AM
Thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers. There are really no words to say to take the hurt away, but I hope knowing so many others are praying for you, thinking of you, and hurting with you, will help in some small way. Lean on God and let him guide and sometimes carry you through this difficult time... God Bless you.
Donna Laker Feb 25 2011 12:00 AM
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We are here if you need anything for Aly and the family.
Ray & Joan Garbaciak, Darcie & Maddie Feb 25 2011 12:00 AM
We''re thinking of you and your family and our prayers are with you.
Craig and Karen Jordan Feb 25 2011 12:00 AM
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We never knew Dalton, but if he was in any way like his Dad, he was a great kid.
Jerry & Sue Shook, Andrea Shook Family Feb 25 2011 12:00 AM