Robert Wayne Skidgel Family © Cheyenne Star 07 Jan 1974 Submitted by: Wanda Purcell
Funeral services were held for the family of Robert Wayne Skidgel Family, consisting of Robert Wayne Skidgel, 30; his wife, Emily Kay, 31, and their children: Darcey Kay, 9; Darren, 6; and Denise, 4.
All five died in a pre-dawn fire that swept through their trailer house east of John Day, Oregon, on Christmas Day.
Mr. Skidgel and his wife, the former Emily Kay Asslen, were Bend High School graduates and were members of the Lutheran Church, attending in both Bend and John Day.
Mrs. Skiegel is survived by her father, Dick Asslen; and a sister, Karen Asslen; both of Bend, Oregon who escaped from the burning trailer house. Her mother, Gina C. Asslen, died last January 9, 1974.
Mr. Skidgel was born February 28, 1943 in Eugene, Oregon. His wife was born December 26, 1942, in Bend, Oregon.
The children were all born in Bend, on the following dates, Darcey Kay, July 6, 1964; Darren, April 3, 1967; and Denise, July 22, 1969.
Mr. Skidgel's survivors include his father and stepmother, Dale and Minnie Skidgel of LaPine and Prairie City; and two sisters, Mrs. Gloria Jean Pope of Laramie, Wyoming; and Ruth Ann Fischer, in the U.S. Navy stationed at San Diego.
Burial took place in Pilot Butte Cemetery, Bend, Oregon.
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