PVT STEPHEN SKUNDRICH (Age 34) Private - United States
Army August 25, 1908 – May 25, 1943
Pvt Skundrich received a medical discharge on May 12, 1943
after a year in the South Pacific and died on May 25 at the
Sanatorium in Edwardsville.
PARENTS: Mr. & Mrs. Michael Skundrich, 67
E. Lorena Avenue, Wood River. He was one of eleven children
A native of Wood River, Private Skundrich attended the
parochial grade school and graduated from EAWRCHS in 1936. He
entered service in April, 1942. After completing his basic
training, he was sent to the South Pacific.
in addition to his parents were six brothers: Michael, Jr.,
John, Nickolas, Joseph, Frank, George and four sisters: Mary,
Frances, Catherine and Evelyn.
Funeral rites were
conducted at St. Bernard’s Church. The Rev. Father E. J.
Douglas was celebrant of the requiem Mass. Burial was at the
Calvary Cemetery near Edwardsville with a military service
conducted by the Wood River American Legion directed by Post
Commander Fred Penning.