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Mark Skidmore

November 21, 2018

Mark Skidmore, born on October 28, 1964, was called to his heavenly home on November 17, 2018, after a short battle with esophageal cancer.

Born in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky to Glyn and Lurline Skidmore, hee was raised in Stanton, Kentucky and graduated from Powell County High School in 1983. Mark attended Kansas State University and graduated in May 1988 with a degree in mechanical engineering.

He married his wife, Jeanne on May 20, 1989, in Fairbury, NE.

Mark had a passion for racing from an early age. He spent several years racing cars, finding success in multiple forms of auto racing. After he retired from racing, he was an avid fan and enjoyed attending races around the country. He especially enjoyed going to The Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, OK with his racing buddy Tracy Arntt and longtime friend Dean Cerny. His hobbies, besides racing were cheering on the Nebraska Huskers, camping and spending time with his family.

Survivors are wife Jeanne (Heidelk) Skidmore of Fairbury, daughters Allison (Jake) Bell of Omaha, Anna Skidmore and Fiancée Kylon Fett of Princeton, brothers Stephen (Becky) Skidmore, Jonathan (Wilma) Skidmore all of Stanton, KY, sisters Janice Judd of Fairbury, Glynda Skidmore of Stanton, KY, brothers-in-law Tom Heidelk of Lincoln, Bruce Heidelk (Mike Hoskins) of Keaau, HI, Jerry Heidelk of Grand Island and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Glyn and Lurline Skidmore, infant brother David Glyn Skidmore, parents-in-law Harry & Joyce Heidelk and brother-in-law Roger Judd.

The family will greet friends on Wednesday November 21, 2018, at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury, Nebraska from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials have been established to Jefferson County Speedway or the American Cancer Society. A private family service will take place at a later date. www.gerdesmeyerfh.com

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