August 4, 1950 ~ November 4, 2013
Norbert J. “Nibby” Skorupski, 63, of Secord Lake, formerly of Warren, passed away unexpectedly on the morning of Monday, November 4, 2013. Nibby was born in Detroit on August 4, 1950, the son of the late Gilbert and Carole Skorupski. Nibby graduated from St. Ambrose High School with the class of 1968, where he still remained an active alumni member. He was united in marriage to Claudia Schulte on June 11, 1971. Nibby was a U.S. Air Force Veteran and also worked for over thirty years at Michigan Bell. He was active with St. Malachy Church and enjoyed playing softball, trains, ceramics, spending time with the Amish community in Gladwin and helping others. Nibby leaves behind his devoted wife, Claudia; children, Norbert Skorupski, Laura (David Dorka) Skorupski, Andrew (Tuyen Huynh) Skorupski and Jennifer (Miles) Uhlar; brothers, Gilbert (Diane) Skorupski and Stevan (Beth) Skorupski; in-laws, Roxanne (Donald) Theisen, Pamela (Michael) Collins, John (Tina) Schulte, Brian (Mary) Schulte and Michael (Ann) Schulte. Nibby is also survived by several nieces, nephews and friends. Nibby’s family will be present to receive visitors on Thursday, November 7, 2013 from 2-8 PM with a 7 PM Scripture Service at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 28499 Schoenherr Rd., Warren. On, Friday, November 8, 2013, Nibby will be taken to St. Malachy Church, 14115 E. 14 Mile Rd. (E. of Schoenherr Rd.), Warren to lie in state from 10:30 AM until his 11 AM Funeral Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the wishes of the family. Final arrangements have been entrusted to Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.
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Spencer and the Skorupski Family,
Sorry to hear of your loss, no words can express the pain a loss brings. Cherish the memories your uncle, brother, husband, father and friend have shared with all of you. This is the greatest gift he has left you all to help ease your sorrows.
Kind thoughts and prayers are with all of you,
Offering our Deepest Sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all,
Bill and Virginia Keipert
so sorry to hear about your loss. thoughts and prayers to your family.
Michael iwasko (scs sting 79)
I sit here in tears and shock at losing one of the dearest friends I had the privilege to share my Michigan Bell life with. There was no quitting time when I needed to ease an irate customer and no one I enjoyed more riding in the field with, even when Nibby broke hard, jumped out of the car with no explanation, only to run back and rescue a turtle crossing the road. What can you say about the biggest, toughest teddy bear with a heart of solid gold.
Nibby loved life, he loved Claudia and he loved his children and he had my respect for being unafraid to show it or say so. What you saw was what you got, and few embraced life so fully. I would, also, be remiss if I failed to give credit to the beautiful Claudia who always seemed, to me, to be the perfect wife and friend to Nibby. Tim and I always hoped we would spend more euchre time together when our parenting days were over.
Tim and I send our love and prayers.
Tim and Terry Vance
Thoughts & Prayers to the family of Nibby…from your Secord Lake neighbors.
Kirk & Michelle Sledzinski
We remember Nibby, your papa bear very well. It was a long time ago but we have very fond memories of his candor and his humor. He was a good man!
Our prayers are with you all,
Corrine and Rick Stier
Although I haven’t seen Nibby since we left St. Ambrose, he left an indelible image on me with his humor, candor, and personality you wanted to be around. So sorry for your loss.
Linda (Simowski) Huvaere