Joseph P. Sklasz

Joseph P. Sklasz, 81, of Virginia passed away Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth.

He was born on April 1, 1939, in Virginia and had been a life-ong Virginia resident. Joe was a graduate of Roosevelt High School and Dunwoody Institute. He worked as a printer for the Biwabik Times and the Virginia paper. He retired from United States Steel as a surveyor.

Joe was a U.S. Army veteran and enjoyed hunting and fishing with his son Mike, whom he taught how to throw a nasty curve ball. The knowledge he passed on to the area Girls Softball Programs was what really made him smile. Hopeful prospects from all over the tri-state area came to learn from this pitching guru.

He also was a diehard Green Bay Packer fan. He and his special friend Donna Saari loved to travel to whatever bar had the Packers game on (and tip a few back).

Joe is survived by his son, Mike; Mike’s mother, Marge; sister, Jeanette Tieberg-Gill; cousins, Billy and Jean; nieces, Mary, Ann and Kathy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph F. and Mary G. (Strle) Sklasz.

Mike and his mother Marge will miss him very much. He was a pa to Mike, a brother to Jeanette. He was a son of Joe and Mary and a cousin to Billy Sklasz.

Private family services will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Virginia with Deacon Dan Schultz officiating.

Arrangements are with the Landmark Funeral Home in Virginia.

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