WINFIELD, Kan. — Herman Glenn Skiles, 86, of the Kansas Veterans Home, Winfield, went home to be with Jesus on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017.
He was born in Bromide, Okla., the son of Ralph and Nancy Martin Skiles on Jan. 5, 1931. Herman served in the army during the Korean War from 1948 to 1951. After being honorably discharged, he moved to Kansas where he went to work for the S.E.A. Cattle Company. During the drought of the 50s, he worked at Boeing for a short period of time before returning to the S.E.A. Ranch where he lived the life he loved for 40 years retiring in 1993. Beside him every step of the way was his wife of 63 years, Margle Rea Timmons whom he married on May 11, 1954.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two older brothers, Frank and Robert; many beloved brothers and sisters-in-law and his daughter, Hope Renee.
He is survived by his wife, Margle, of the Kansas Veterans Home, Winfield; sons, Doug, of Slidell, La. and Mark (Jennifer), of Clinton and his daughter, Gaye (Chris) Mackey, of Atlanta, Kan. His grandchildren are, Andrew (Britni) Skiles, Lindsay (Michael) Robinson, Shelly (Ryan) Vinyard, Dalton, Savannah and Mariah Skiles, Lauren (Johnny) Oustalet, Blake (Heidi) Mackey and Emily Mackey; plus six great-grandchildren and his sister, Erra Timmons.
A funeral service will be held Thursday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m. at Miles Funeral Service, 4001 E. Ninth Ave., Winfield, KS 67156. Burial with military committal honors will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 8, at Pontotoc Cemetery south of Ada. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 4-8 p.m. The family will greet visitors from 5-7 p.m.
A memorial has been established in Herman’s name for the Hopeful Hearts Horse Camp. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.milesfuneralservice.com.