Class of 1955

1955 Maroon SpotlightVernon Skalenda
Vernon Skalenda

F.F.A. 51-55, Wrestling 50-55, Class Treasurer 51-52, Class Vice-President 52-53.

Vernon Edward Skalenda

August 9, 1937 – January 20, 1984

Former Perry resident, Vernon E. “Bo” Skalenda, 46, Woodward, died early Friday at a Woodward hospital.

Wake service will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at St. Peter’s Catholic church at Woodward. Funeral mass will be at 9;30 a.m. Monday at the church. Rev. Mike Wheelahan, associate pastor, will officiate. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Monday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic cemetery at Perry under direction of Stecher Mortuary of Woodward.

Skalenda was born at Perry Aug. 9, 1937, the son of William J. and Clara Skalenda. He was a graduate of Perry high school and attended the University of Oklahoma. He served three years in Germany with the United States Army.

He and Carol Luis were married June 29,1963, in Perry. The couple moved to Woodward from Guymon six years ago. Skalenda was a member of the Catholic church, was a member of the Knights of Columbus, was a third degree knight, past grand knight and member of the parish council.

In addition to Mrs. Skalenda, survivors include one son, Pat, and two daughters. Tammy and Toni, all of Woodward; and three brothers, A. C. Skalenda, Wagoner; Ron Skalenda, Hobbs, N.M.; and Bernard Skalenda, Lebanon, Mo.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials may be made to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation for heart research.