He was born September 17, 1923 to Andrew and Mary Skovran, where he grew up on a farm in St. Anthony Village and graduated from Minneapolis Vocational High School. John served in the US Air Force during World War II from 1943-1946, and was based in North Africa. He began his 36 year career with Northwest Orient Airlines in November of 1949 as an aircraft mechanic and electrician. In 1952 he married Donna (Swalinkavich) and in 1956 they built their home in Burnsville where they resided for 60 years. For many years he also operated J&S Appliance Service out of his home and enjoyed fixing what others could not! His favorite hobbies were gardening, fishing, golf and acquiring as many tools as possible!
Preceded in death by his siblings: Mary, Andy, Anne, Helen, Pete, Marge, Irene, Bill and Dan; brother in law, Andrew Benyo.
Survived by his wife, Donna; children, Steven Skovran (Ann Michael), Susan Skovran (Karen Amato), and Marsha Gilihousen; grandchildren: Nicholas and Stephanie Michael, Nicholas and Emma Gilhousen; siblings: Julie Benyo, Alice (Bud) Nelson, and Barbara (Rob) Schaller; also by other loving friends and relatives.
Memorial Service, 11 AM Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Faith Covenant Church (12921 Nicollet Ave) Burnsville. Memorial visitation one hour prior to the service at church. Condolences: www.whitefuneralhomes.com
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