Johnny Skala, 57, of Brookfield, died Dec. 4, 2022.

Mr. Skala worked as an electrician, specializing on fiberoptics. He was an involved, supportive father for both his girls throughout their childhood and into adulthood. He rarely missed a gymnastics competition of Andrea’s in the 14 years she competed. He could be found cheering in the stands at almost every one of Allison’s softball games. 

He always found a way to be there, even when out of state, traveling as far as Missouri for Allison and Oklahoma for Andrea. He was so excited for his girls to be married and even more so for the arrivals of his three grandbabies.

Mr. Skala was the father of Andrea (Anthony) Harding and Allison (Theodore) Cook; the grandfather of Peyton, Sadie, and Gavin; the son of Anna Skala (nee Podest) and the late Josef Skala; the brother of Joseph (Francine) Skala and Michael (Angela) Skala; and the uncle of Christine (JT) McLanigan (nee Skala) and Joseph (Erin) Skala.

Services and interment have been held.

Memorials donations are appreciated to NADS (National Association for Down Syndrome), 1460 Renaissance Drive, Suite 102, Park Ridge, 60068.

Hitzeman Funeral Home, Brookfield, handled arrangements.

Send sympathy or Mass cards to Hitzeman Funeral Home, 9445 31st St., Brookfield, 60513, c/o Johnny Skala family.