James Walter “Jim” Skorzak, 63, of Lincoln, passed away December 14, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center.
Cremation rites have been accorded by Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home. Burial will be at a later date in St. Paul Cemetery, Mosinee, Minnesota.
A family visitation was held December 16, 2017 at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home.
Jim was born January 20, 1954 in Bay City, Michigan, the son of Walter Anthony Skorzak and Virginia Earldine (Storrs) Skorzak. He married Carol Marie Cordray on May 25, 1974.
He proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He served his community for 25 years as an Illinois State Policeman, retiring as Master Sergeant. He was previously employed as a deputy in Boone Co. and as a Belvidere City Policeman. Jim enjoyed military history , American history, metal detecting; and football. He was an avid Green Bay Packers fan. His greatest treasure was his grandchildren. He spent as much time with them as possible.
Surviving are his wife Carol Skorzak; daughter Michelle (Chad) Finley; son Michael (Jen) Skorzak; grandchildren: Abbey, Gabe, Jake, Emma, and Eli; brother Kirk Skorzak; and extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Tom Skorzak.
Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the Wounded Warrior Fund.