Thomas Lee Skau

November 30, 2022
Thomas Lee Skau

Thomas Lee Skau, 63, of Hendersonville passed away Friday morning, October 7, 2011 at the Elizabeth House following a brief illness.

A native of Westminster, CO, he was a son of the late John and Lucille Freeman Skau.

After graduating from high school, he proudly served in the US Army. Following his honorable discharge, he began his 33-year employment as a buyer for Payless Cashways. He moved to Kansas City in 1988 before making Henderson County his home in 2009.

Thomas was a loving husband and father. He enjoyed fishing and simply taking in the outdoors. He loved being in the mountains, whether in Colorado or here in Western North Carolina.

He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Marilyn K. Skau; step-son, David Admire of Hendersonville; brothers, John Skau of Billings, MT, Tim Skau of Grand Junction, CO, Vincent Skau of Broomfield, CO; sister, Diane Skau of Westminster, CO; and sister-in-law, Barbara Andrews and her husband, Don of Hendersonville.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10 AM, Friday, October 14, 2011 at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, 962 Old US Hwy 70, Black Mountain, NC 28711.

Memorials may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.


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  • October 12, 2011
    Tommy & Alta Davis says:
    Dear Marilyn & David, We were so so sorry to see that Tom had passed away. You were so kind to us when our daughter was so sick and we will never forget your compassion. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. If we can do anything at all for you please do not hesitate to call. May God give you comfort during the coming days, Love, Alta & Tommy

  • October 12, 2011
    Peggy McKay says:
    Marilyn, I know what a difficult time this is for you and David. You have the happy and good times you and Tom shared to remember. Peggy

  • October 15, 2011
    Deni McIntyre says:
    My mother and Will and I are very sorry for your loss. Tom was a very nice guy, and we know his family and friends will all miss him greatly. Please accept our condolences and wishes for your peace of mind.