In loving memory of

James Skow
September 24, 1962 - October 3, 2022

James Skow, age 60, passed away peacefully at home on October 3rd, 2022 with his sister and friend, Erin by his side. He was born September 24th, 1962 to Richard and Rosemarie (Duval) Skow in Council Bluffs, Iowa. James also proudly served in the National Guard 8 years. He lived in Council Bluffs the majority of his life. James enjoyed music, mushroom hunting and was an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan. His pride and joy were his children and grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three siblings, John Skow, Rick Skow, and Lisa (Skow) Martin.

He is survived by daughter, Scena (Skow) Gilpin; son, Kyle Lebanousky; son-in-law, Lucas Gilpin; sister, Luann (Skow) Brown; and six grandchildren, Sky, Ava, Noah, Joaley, Claira, and Thomas; nieces, nephews and a host of other family and friends.

Services will be held at 4:00PM at Walk of Grace Chapel (803 Ave F Council Bluffs, Iowa) on Sunday, October 16th, 2022. The family will direct memorials.


Jeanne Hyatt wrote on Oct 24, 2022:

"I\'m sorry to here Jimmy Passed , I\'m thanking of you , the family, All his friends . Rip Jimmy Jimmy Joe ."

Rosalind Willliams wrote on Oct 12, 2022:

"God Bless Luann Brown. Jimmy was a very close friend. I meet him through his sister Luann over 50 years ago. Lu and Jimmy would spend the night when Luann would come back to Iowa. Jimmy would flirt with me. I would just giggle and say Thank you. But this last time Jimmy would ask me about a Butterfly kiss. I said what is that? Jimmy jumped up from the couch. Then started walking towards me. Luann panicked and tried to pull Jimmy back. Jimmy proceeded to show me what a Butterfly kiss was. I was so flatter. I started jumping up and down laughing at the circumstances. This is my last kiss from my friend. Butterfly kisses to the sky buddy. Fly high my friend and be at peace. Until we meet again!!!"

Jeannie Skow - Davison wrote on Oct 6, 2022:

"My deepest sympathy to LuAnn and Jimmy?s family. Uncle Dick was my dads brother. I have you all in my prayers. "

Scena Gilpin wrote on Oct 5, 2022:

"I\'m so grateful for the time I had with my dad, and for everyone who made it possible. For everyone who helped take care of him and for the people who visited him. For the two years he lived with us he had the chance to build relationships with his grandchildren. I\'m happy he had the chance to see his son and grandsons. I had the best dad. He was always kind, generous, and funny. We would always share stories, memories, and jokes. He called me every day since I was little girl. He was not only my dad, but my friend. It\'s hard knowing he\'s not going to call today. I know his suffering is finally over and I know he\'s free now. He\'s at peace. \"I miss you dad. I hope you know how much I love you.\" "

Luann wrote on Oct 5, 2022:

"I have been very fortunate to spend the last few months with Jimmy. We both learned so much about each other. He pretty much made me laugh daily. We created so many memories with friends and family that will stay with me forever. I will miss him dearly, I already do. Although I wish he were still here to make me laugh, I am so grateful he is no longer in pain. Without the Grace from god, and the compassion and love from our dear friend Erin, this would not have been possible. The Lord has granted me so many blessings during this difficult time. I truly believe Erin was the most precious one. Fly high in the sky Jimmy Jo from Cocamo. I love you always, your Sissy. ????"

Samantha Stafford wrote on Oct 4, 2022:

"James was always so kind. Whenever I would see him he always made a point to say hi and chat with me. And always introduce me as his daughters (Scena) best friend. My condolences to Scena and the family. "