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Kevin J. Skiera

Kevin passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at his home in Plainwell.

He was born March 8, 1975 in Manistee, the son of Ken and Lois (Levickas) Skiera. Kevin graduated from Manistee High School in 1993 and from Ferris State University. He had worked at Borgess Medical Center as a CT technician for 17 years.

In his free time he enjoyed snowmobiling, boating and spending time at Silver Lake dunes. Kevin was frugal and loved saving money and getting a good deal. On August 25, 2009 he married Shannon Wisnaski who survives.

Also surviving are his parents, Lois Skiera and Joe Breen; brother, Keith (Shannon) Skiera; mother and father-in-law, Linda (Rick) Craner; sisters-in-law, Sarah (Dan) Spencer and Stephanie (Russ) White; extended family, Harold and Angie Immekus, Alex (Emily) Immekus, Erica (Brad) Gill, uncle, John (Suri) Levickas along with many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and close friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ken and his grandparents.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

Friends may gather to celebrate Kevin’s life from 1-4 P.M., Saturday, November 9, 2019 at the Orangeville Township Community Center on Lindsey Road in Plainwell.

Contributions in memory of Kevin may be made to the

West Michigan Cancer Center


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Kim and Bryon Sheldon

November 6, 2019 at 11:57 am

Shannon, words cannot express how sorry we are to hear about Kevin. Together you have made wonderful memories and now is the time to cherish those and hold them close to your heart. You are strong and have a wonderful support system around you. We love you, babe.

Aunt Kim and Uncle Bryon

Fairhope, AL


Amy Germain

November 6, 2019 at 12:12 pm


Words can not even begin to express how sorry I am to hear of Kevin’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Love ya,

Amy, Klaire and Lena Germain


Stephanie shoemaker

November 6, 2019 at 12:51 pm

Sending my sincerest condolences to the family. I hope you can find peace and comfort during this challenging time. Sending prayers and positivitu your way.


Laurie Pizarro

November 6, 2019 at 12:52 pm

Shannon and family. My sincere condolences to you and the rest of the family and friends.


Julie Raith

November 6, 2019 at 12:54 pm

Shannon and family. There are no words to express our sorrow hearing of Kevin’s passing. Know that you are loved by God, family and friends and even though it may not seem like it right now it will give you the strength you need to get through this tragic time. Love Aunt Julie and Uncle Dick


C.Lee Pavlak

November 6, 2019 at 2:11 pm

So very very sorry for your loss. He was a great co-worker & friend to all. His Borgess ‘family’ will greatly miss him. May God comfort you and bring you His peace!


Regge Haskins

November 6, 2019 at 2:19 pm

I’m so sorry for your loss Shannon. Know I’m thinking of you and your family. Miss you friend


Gail Shook

November 6, 2019 at 2:22 pm

The depth of sorrow is immeasurable.

Peace, comfort and strength for Shannon, families and friends through this most difficult time.

All Our Love, Jeff & Gail Shook


Ashley Milani

November 6, 2019 at 2:31 pm


My heart breaks for you, praying for your strength and healing.


Ashley and Josh


Del Beier

November 6, 2019 at 5:09 pm

Shannon and family…sending thoughts, prayers and hugs.


Brandi Leonard

November 6, 2019 at 8:36 pm

Thoughts and prayers to the family. Kevin was an amazing co-worker and he will be greatly missed at Borgess. I will always remember the laughs when I worked with him.


Meghan Stanford

November 6, 2019 at 8:39 pm

My sincerest sympathies to you Shannon and the rest of Kevin’s family. I worked with Kevin the last 2 years. He will be missed by many of his Borgess family. Thoughts and prayers of peace to you all.


Sherry Meacham Hurlbut

November 6, 2019 at 10:15 pm

Shannon, I am so shocked and sorry for your loss of Kevin. I didn’t know him well, but I heard so many positives about him. May your memories help you through the difficult days. My thoughts and prayers to you, Shannon, and the family.


Jan Meacham Gerhart

November 7, 2019 at 5:12 am

Dear Shannon and Family, It breaks my heart to hear that you’ve lost Kevin at such a young age. You have a strong and loving family, Shannon, to help you through this very difficult time. Wrap yourself in the wonderful memories you created with Kevin, My thoughts are with you all.


Amber Mesik

November 7, 2019 at 10:32 am

I’m extremely sorry for your loss Shannon. Please call if u need anything. Thoughts and prayers are with you through this trying time.


Denna Liggett

November 7, 2019 at 8:30 pm


I am so sorry and saddened for you and All of Kevin’s family. Kevin was special and will be remembered by all he came into contact with.



Jessica Czarnecki

November 7, 2019 at 9:36 pm

Dear Shannon and Family. I’m so sorry for your untimely loss. I went to school with Kevin and have fond memories of him being a kind, quiet, and polite young man with an infectious smile. I’m keeping you in my thoughts and prayers hoping you find peace during this difficult time.



November 7, 2019 at 9:59 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Kevin was always so welcoming in the CT room! I’m still chuckling about the 200 sandwich bags he gave me!

May the Lord wrap his arms around you during this difficult time


Keith Ramsey

November 7, 2019 at 10:18 pm

Hard to believe the best neighbor ever your in our prayers so sorry my heart for you anything you need we are here for you ❤️ the Ramsey family


Jill Cribbs

November 8, 2019 at 9:59 am

Kevin was a quiet, hard working and enjoyable person.

I have worked with Kevin for ten years and will miss him and his subtle humor.

This has been shocking and sad for many of us who knew him.


Christa Moses

November 8, 2019 at 3:35 pm


I am so terribly sorry for your loss. I worked with Kevin for 15 years. He was such a great guy and thought the world of you. He will be missed by his Borgess SWAT nurse family. I am praying for you and your family.


Kathleen Davis

November 16, 2019 at 3:05 pm

Shannon, for the greatest loss you have suffered, my prayers are with you, I hope these following words can give you some comfort as they did for me. Love you dear friend…

If Tomorrow Starts Without Me

If tomorrow starts without me

and I’m not there to see.

If the sun should rise and find your eyes

all filled with tears for me.

I wish so much you wouldn’t cry

the way you did today.

While thinking of the many things

we didn’t get to say.

I know how much you love me

as much as I love you.

And each time that you think of me

I know you’ll miss me too.

But if tomorrow starts without me

please try to understand,

That an angel came and called my name

and took me by the hand.

He said my place was ready

in Heaven far above,

And that I’d have to leave behind

all those I dearly love.

But as I turned to walk away,

a tear fell from my eye.

For all my life, I’d always thought,

I didn’t want to die.

I had so much to live for

so much left yet to do.

It seemed almost impossible

that I was leaving you.

I thought of all the yesterdays,

the good ones and the bad.

I thought of all the love we shared,

and all the fun we had.

If I could relive yesterday

just even for a while.

I’d say good-bye and kiss you

and maybe see you smile.

But then I fully realized

that this could never be.

For emptiness and memories

would take the place of me.

And when I thought of worldly things

I might miss come tomorrow,

I thought of you, and when I did,

my heart filled up with sorrow.

But when I walked through Heaven’s gate,

I felt so much at home.

Then God looked down and smiled at me

from His great golden throne,

He said, “This is eternity and

all I’ve promised you.

Today your life on earth is past,

but here life starts anew.

I promise no tomorrow but

today will always last,

And since each day’s the same way,

there’s no longing for the past.

You have been so faithful,

so trusting and so true.

Though there were times

you did some things,

you knew you shouldn’t do.

But you have been forgiven

and now at last you’re free.

So won’t you come and take my hand

And share my life with me?”

So if tomorrow starts without me,

Don’t think we’re far apart.

For every time you think of me,

I’m right there, in your heart.


Janene L Fitzpatrick

March 27, 2021 at 4:21 pm

Shannon, Today, I just was told of Kevin’s passing. I am so very sorry. Yes, He was too young with so much life ahead for the both of you. Nothing anyone can say can heal your heart.

I am your yard sale fan.


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