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Edward W. Sklenar

Died: Friday, January 18, 2013
Age: 86
Edward W. Sklenar, 86, Lake Como, died peacefully at home Friday, Jan. 18, 2013.

He was born June 14, 1926, in Chicago, the son of Edward and Lilla Klenda Sklenar. He married Jeanette Brieschke. She preceded him in death April 30, 1992. He was employed at Drewery’s Brewery in Chicago for many years and was a U.S. Postal worker in Chicago until retirement. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Edward is survived by his son, Dennis (Denise) Sklenar, Chicago.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Frances Moskus.

Services to be held privately. Burial at St. Mary Cemetery in Chicago. Visitation from 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Steinke Funeral Home, Lake Geneva. For online guest registry, go to www.steinkefuneralhomeinc.com.

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