Howard L Skerratt

November 30th, 1930 to August 14th, 2020

Howard Lee Skerratt, 89, of Port Huron, formerly of Highland, Michigan, died Friday, August 14, 2020.

He was born November 30, 1930 in Petoskey to the late Howard and Edna Skerratt. He married Joanne Summers on November 26, 1952 in East Lansing. Joanne passed away in 2011.

Howard served in the U.S. Army as a 1st Lieutenant and platoon leader. After he left the service, he went to work for the State of Michigan as a Liquor Control Agent. In the 60’s he left the state and started his State Farm Insurance Agency in Union Lake, Michigan. Howard was known for his good nature and fun-loving personality. He loved cars, travel and music. Howard was an accomplished whistler and loved to sing. He played many instruments and was a trombone player with the Houghton Lake Grenadiers, also known as the “World Renowned Dry Land Pontoon Boat Band”.

He is survived by two children, Gaye (Denis) Skerratt-Guenette and Lisa (Charles) Burkhart; granddaughter, Joanna (Brian) Simmons; and four great grandchildren, Evelee, Amelia and Diana Simmons and Robert Ratliff.

Visitation will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Highland Community Church, 2350 Harvey Lake Road, Highland, Michigan, followed by a memorial service at 12 noon.

Inurnment will be in the Great Lakes National Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Army.

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