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MERVIN SKILLESTAD Mervin Sheldon Skillestad, of Las Vegas, passed away March 22, 2014. Sheldon was born July 12, 1923, to Ole and Alvina Skillestad, in Brainerd, Minn. A World War II veteran, he served in the South Pacific and worked as a tinner in Milwaukee. He then retired and moved to Las Vegas, and was greatly admired and respected by all. He counseled many in AA for 51 years and his unconditional love for others was priceless and beautiful. He loved to travel and was a member of the VFW and attended reunions on a yearly basis with the 5th Bomber Group in many different states. He was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Roger, Wayne and Richard. Sheldon is survived by his three nephews, Gary, Dennis and John; and five nieces Susan, Jo Ann, Roberta, Chris and Nancy; and several grandnieces and nephews. Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Friday, April 4, at Davis Funeral Home, 6200 S. Eastern Ave. Inurnment will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Veterans Memorial Blvd. in Boulder City. Flowers may be sent to Davis Funeral Home, 6200 S. Eastern Ave. To send condolences go to www.davisfuneralservices.com
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