THOMSON—Clarence S. Skonieczny, 79, of Thomson, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, at Mercy Living Center in Clinton, Iowa.

A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 22, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Savanna. Visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m. at Antl Hall prior to the Mass.

A second visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Colonial Funeral Home in Chicago. Burial will take place on Saturday, Feb. 23, in St. Adalbert Catholic Cemetery in Niles.

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Clarence was born July 24, 1939, in Chicago, the son of William and Florence (Goldian) Skonieczny. He graduated from Kelvyn Park High School in Chicago. Clarence served his country for five years as a radar operator in the U.S. Air Force.

On June 11, 1959, he married Judith Lee. Judith passed away on Dec. 5, 2000. Clarence later married Arlene (Malysiak) Schwaller on March 22, 2003 in LaGrange.

Clarence's 39 years of work for Littell in Schaumburg took him all over the world. He worked as a plant manager and director of operations until his retirement in 2002.

He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Savanna and the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed fishing, boating, woodworking, his 1956 Oldsmobile, spending time with his family, and having a Manhattan at the end of the day.

Clarence will be dearly missed by his wife, Arlene; three children, Michael (Toni) Skonieczny of Niles, Susan (Michael) Legrady of Barrington, and Karen (Tom Pinkerton) Simon of Ingleside; two stepchildren, David (Susan) Schwaller of Plymouth, Mont., and Sun Yung Shin of Minneapolis, Minn.; 11 grandchildren, Sarah (Eric), Christopher, Ryan (Lucie), Brandon, Kasey, Dennis, Michelle, Drew, Sydney, Jae and Ty; two brothers, Ron (Ellie) Skon of Peoria, Ariz., and Wayne Skonieczny of Tomahawk, Wis.; and one sister, Dorine (Lee) Kowalski of South Elgin.

Clarence was preceded in death by his first wife, Judith, and his parents, William and Florence.