W1LYN - Lynn


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On December 5th at 11:21 a.m. we lost our love, my life, father, grandfather, uncle and friend, Colonel Lynn Paul Skabo, USAF (Ret.). Lynn was born in Langdon, ND to Paul “Chuck” and Florestine “Boo” Skabo. He is survived by his adoring wife, Fern; sons, Caid and Chad; daughters, Leah (Philip) and Tara (Robert); step-daughter, Ria; granddaughters, Sophia and Sienna; aunts, uncles and cousins, too many friends to name, and last, but not least, his ever faithful companion, O’Reilly, our family Pekinese. 

Lynn graduated from the University of North Dakota with a BS and then went directly into the Air Force to become a successful pilot, flying air refuelers during Vietnam and also flying numerous classified missions all over the globe. During his career he achieved a Masters degree in Counseling through Ball State University. Lynn was awarded many medals, awards and commendations while in the Air Force where he retired as a Full Colonel. He easily earned the respect of his colleagues and those who worked with him or for him or knew him as a friend. They would describe him as a humble, polished officer with such high personal integrity and conviction; one would feel secure in his confidence and trust. 
Lynn had a very kind heart, never hesitating to help friends in whatever means he could, even people he didn’t know. He was honest, gracious and grateful - always a gentleman. He treated everyone with dignity, respect and compassion. Thankfully, we are comforted by his strong belief in our Lord – fly high my precious Eagle, you are free.