Garnett M. Skopal, 82, of Metamora, IL, passed away peacefully at 4:35 pm on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria, IL. She was born on December 24, 1938, in Chicago, IL, to Leonard and Gertrude (Newberg) Hubert. She married Henry W. Skopal on February 10, 1962 at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church in Chicago.
Surviving are her husband, Henry of Metamora; four daughters, Mary (Joseph) Vanco of Winfield, IL, Patricia Norgard of Wisconsin Dells, WI, Katherine (Dr. Charles) Nagel of Germantown Hills, IL, and Theresa Skopal of Morton, IL; eight grandchildren, Dane (Lindsey) Norgard, Kiersten Norgard, Brynne Norgard, Cailey Norgard, Matthew (Allison) Haines, Andrew Haines, Emily Vanco, and Grace Vanco; and three great-grandchildren, Kyndall Haines, Owen Haines, and Hazel Norgard. She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant granddaughter Anna Rose Vanco.
Garnett was a homemaker and devoted her life to her family. She was a longtime member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and St. Mary’s Altar and Rosary Society, volunteering for many of their dinner functions. Garnett volunteered many days to the Metamora High School Marching Band, volunteering her time to the band’s competition trips. She was an original “Band Booster”. She often would transport band and cross-country participants between their venues when needed. Garnett always enjoyed her family around her, especially for holiday dinners and special events such as seeing her four daughters graduate from Bradley University. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her family and those who knew her will greatly miss her kind and gentle spirit.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, June 7, 2021 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Vien Van Do officiating. Recitation of the Rosary will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, June 6, 2021 at Mason Funeral Home Metamora Chapel with visitation to follow from 2:30 pm until 5:00 pm. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Metamora. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home, 8630 North IL Route 91, Peoria, IL 61615 or to St. Mary’s School, P.O. Box 319, Metamora, IL 61548. Online condolences at www.masonfuneralhomes.com.
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