June 16, 1937 ~ October 23, 2023
Harry Albert Van Skike, 86, of rural Orrick, Missouri, passed away Monday, October 23, 2023 at the Avalon View Nursing Center in Liberty, MO. Harry was born on June 16, 1937 in Lathrop, MO, to Ora Van Skike and Zelma (Gordon) Van Skike. On July 9, 1994 he was united in marriage to Alma Jean Parker. Together the made their home on a small farm northwest of Orrick. Harry had worked as a boiler operator in North Kansas City, MO, for several years before he retired from his duties there. Harry was a member of the Rock Falls Baptist Church.
Harry liked hunting and fishing and camping. Late in his life he discovered the joys of going on cruises and managed to enjoy three. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and he loved dogs.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother; his wife, Beverly; his son, Paul; and daughters, Evelyn and Kathy.
Harry is survived by his wife of 29 years, Jean Van Skike of the home; sisters, Velma and Brenda; his daughter, Chris; his five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Visitation and viewing will be held from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 26, 2023 at Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick. Graveside services will be held Friday, October 27, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at Southpoint Cemetery, Orrick, MO.