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Donald E. Vanskike

Donald E. Vanskike, 74, of Huntsville, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at his home. Donald was born August 23, 1946, to Alfred and Eunice Marie (Brown) Vanskike in Moberly, Missouri. Donald married his high school sweetheart, Betty Fainter on June 11, 1967. He was a Journeyman Electrician for Hubble for 15 years before retiring. He loved spending time with his family and grandkids. He enjoyed traveling, nature, guns, animals and especially loved working on cars in his shop. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Betty Vanskike of Huntsville, Missouri; daughters: Kristina Ann Vanskike of Moberly, Missouri, Donna (Martin) Wilmoth of Hunstsville, Missouri, and Wendy (Buddy) Cook of Huntsville, Missouri; grandchildren: Jackie, Roberta, Jessie, Crystal, Daniel, Melissa, Megan, Jerry, Frankie, and Oscar; step-granddaughter, Tiffany Wilmoth; 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Bonnie June Vanskike of Kansas City, Missouri; brother, Alfred W. Vanskike, Jr. of Owassa, Oklahoma; and many nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held on Friday, February 12, 2021, from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Million Taylor Funeral Homes of Moberly, Missouri. Funeral service will take place at 1:00 p.m. with full Military Honors to follow. Due to Missouri State Veterans Cemetery being closed on Friday, burial will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the Wounded Warrior Project. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Donald E. Vanskike please visit our Sympathy Store.

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richardthompson Feb 12 2021 12:00 AM

I'll never forget how he was always there for us girls. Threw the good and bad. Always telling us you used last so you broke it. If your going to drive your going to fix your own car. I'll miss learning something new from him all the time. I Miss You Dad. I Love You. :sleepy::sob::sob::sob:

Kris Vanskike Feb 12 2021 12:00 AM

There isn't a day that goes by I won't forget about this man he was like a dad to me more then a grandpa. I remember us sitting in the living watching car shows all the time while he eat his m&ms and how he always called one of us make sure we pick up his lottery tickets. I always loved running out to the garage to tell him dinner was ready, but we end up taking longer because we would talk about the car he was working on. I love you papa so much

Roberta Feb 10 2021 12:00 AM

There isn't a day I am not grateful for this man and what he has done. I will always remember eating pop corn with him in his chair when I was little.

Crystal Feb 10 2021 12:00 AM

One of the most caring friend l ever had

Arlene Loveall Feb 9 2021 12:00 AM

Thank you so very much for your candle

Kristina Vanskike-Gallinoto Feb 9 2021 12:00 AM

i miss him

richardthompson Feb 9 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Donald Vanskike

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A candle was lit in memory of Donald Vanskike

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